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More women are getting on two wheels

Recent stats reveal increasing trend in female bikers

LATEST Government statistics show 14 per cent of people taking their test are women, say the Motorcycle Industry Association.

Over 60% of the ‘Get On’ Free Riders at the recent Motorcycle Live Event were women, including TV presenter Sarah Cawood and actress Gemma Atkinson.

‘A list’ celebrity women such as Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow have all taken to riding bikes and scooters but its time that more girls started to join the growing ranks.

Speaking in the sub-zero temperatures currently sweeping the nation, Steve Kenward, MCI’s CEO commented: “ There has never been a better time for people to start riding, and Get On makes it easy. The industry would love to see more women joining the motorcycle community. Improvements in motorcycle clothing, that will keep you warm and safe as well as the technological advances in the bikes mean there is no reason why more people can’t enjoy the benefits of a bike, all year round.

“Saving money, shortened journey times and flexibility are just some of the benefits of getting on two wheels and as the statistics show people are riding more than ever with an increase of almost half a billion miles travelled now than a decade ago.”

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