Have you seen that over 17K women have saddled to support the world’s largest motorbike relay! The global launch of Women Riders World Relay (WRWR) to Mark ‘International Women’s Day was on’ 27th February 2019. WRWR is a global female biker relay, covering even the remote and vast parts of our world which involves women passing a baton via “legs” of a journey across the world. What started as the brain-child of Macclesfield-based Hayley Bell – to attempt a relay around the world led by women on motorbikes – has now fledged into a global movement since August 2018. At this moment, over 17,000 women motorcyclists worldwide have responded to her call to show the industry the riding force behind the female biker market. In over 90 countries across the globe – from Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Asia to South and North America – increasing numbers of women are signing up to carry the baton across the world
“Women Riders World Relay is a chance to celebrate and give light to women riders globally, while also highlighting their increasing numbers as the fastest growing market in the motorcycle industry.”
Her goal was to WOW the industry into realising, “Jeez…There’s lots of women bikers out there!. I wanted to ignite a global sisterhood of inspirational women to promote courage, adventure, unity and passion for biking from all corners of the world and do something that’s never been done before to this scale. My aim is to WOW the industry into realizing the global market for women in Motorsports and to inspire women worldwide. Going into motorcycle stores and seeing a lack
of choice, combined with stereotypical pink and being told “there just isn’t the market for women”, highlighted to me just one small element of a much bigger picture around women in Motorsports. I want to show the industry the force behind the market that is so blindly overlooked.
I am doing this because WOMEN BIKERS CAN MAKE THIS HAPPEN.”
– Hayley Bell, Founder -UK
Our vision is to be the global “eye-openers” of women in Motorsports.
WRWR launched a Facebook Group in August 2018 to coordinate women riders across the world to take part in the relay. When we celebrated our 1-month anniversary, the group reached a massive milestone of 10K members from 80 countries. We are now over 17,000 women from over 90 countries and the group has blossomed into something much more than we expected.
The Facebook Group: http://bit.ly/WRWRgroup
The relay started on 27th February from John O’Groats, Scotland and ends in January 2020 in UAE. Founder, Hayley Bell, has created a team of enthusiastic female riders from different countries who share her passion for WRWR and are working tirelessly in the background to ensure the event will go down in history. This includes Ambassadors and State Reps., where needed, from each country who are planning out routes and organising events in their countries. WRWR starts it journey in Australia on the 25th August.
Riders will be able to register as a ‘Guardian’ or ‘Companion’ to carry and protect the baton for a full day’s ride from start to finish.
There are two ‘Guardian’ registration options – £25 (or equivalent) which includes a Guardian pack of goodies, certificate of participation in this epic event as well as a unique t-shirt designed especially for Guardians to wear with pride. There is also a £5 (or equivalent) option that includes a digital copy of the certificate only to make the relay accessible to across the world. Men can register as a companion to a Guardian and their £5 (or equivalent) registration will go towards scholarship of a woman riding the relay.
All costs associated with the days ride are the responsibility of the guardian, including but not limited to gas/fuel, food, lodging/accommodation, border crossing, tolls and ferry.
We will also be supporting the organisation of Ripple relays are extensions of the WRWR relay. This is to help include women who are not near the relay route itself. Ripple relays will be organised and communicated in Facebook groups and will be organised by WRWR members themselves with support from WRWR Ambassadors.
WRWR arrives in Perth, Australia on the 25th August. It will then travel around most states in Australia before leaving form Sydney Australia to go to New Zealand and beyond. To find out when it will be in your area please head to www.womenridersworldrelay.com
Follow the WRWR journey on social media via #WRWR2019
Facebook Page: facebook.com/WRWR2019/
WRWR QLD Representative.
Janelle Lind #65630
Lockyer Branch QLD