Category Archives: Women in Motorcycling

WINGFIELD MOTORS POWER SERIES 8 – JESSICA RATTLES MALE EGO’S

Clubmans, Classic & Breakfast Run Motorcycles 2x8Laps


Pole position went to Jessica Howden aboard her class A Ducati Panagale V2 with a time of 1min18:311, edging out veteran Hilton Redelinghuys and his Classic 888 Motorcycles Kawasaki ZX7R by 0.650 sec and Deon Ebel slotting into third aboard his Clubmans Class A Maui Jim Honda CBR1000RR.


The little lady then really rubbed salt into the frail male ego’s by dominating the first heat, taking a well deserved victory from Deon Ebel and Motorcycle chairman, Wayne Arendse aboard his JJ Smith Trust Clubmans Class A Kawasaki ZX10R. Reginald Seale hot on his heels with Nasief Smart, Yamaha YZF1000 Clubmans Class A, fifth and Zobair Adams, EVS Ventilation Service Clubmans Class A Suzuki GSXR750, home sixth.


Mechanical maladies forced the withdrawal of Hilton Redelinghuys from the first heat but heat two seemed to be going his way after the Ducati spat Jessica Howden off with a rather mean highside coming out of Turn 1 (leading  to a red flag). Fortunately she was (in motorcycle terms) not injured and it was the Classic machine heading the tussle for the lead after the restart.


Then, coming up to turn five for the sixth and final time it was Reginald Seale in command aboard his CX International Clubmans Class A Yamaha YZF R1 with Jamie Hall, Master Glass Clubmans Class B Yamaha R1, 0.620 seconds later and Nick Benn, Two Wheel Solutions Clubmans Class B Suzuki GSXR1000,  third by another 0.690. Hilton Redelinghuys fourth, just 0.034 seconds adrift. Wayne Arendse fifth and Wayne Gresse, Breakfast Run Kawasaki ZX10, sixth.  


Overall Reginald Seale pulled off a somewhat surprising victory from Jamie Hall, Nick benn, Wayne Arendse, Rob de Vos and Wayne Gresse.


Class A Reginald Seale (CX International Yamaha YZF R1) from Wayne Arendse (JJ Smith Trust Kawasaki ZX10R), Zobair Adams (EVS Ventilation Services Suzuki GSXR750), Nasief Smart (Yamaha YZF1000), Deon Ebel (Maui Jim Honda CBR1000RR) and Jessica Howden (Ducati Panagale V2).


Class B Jamie Hall (Master Glass Yamaha R1) from Nick Benn (Two Wheel Solutions Suzuki GSXR1000), Rob de Vos (Hillbilly Racing Buell 1125R), Derek Hendricks, Douw Coetzee (Suzuki GSXR 1000) and Willem Louw (Kawasaki ZX6R).


Breakfast Run Wayne Gresse (Kawasaki ZX10R) from Nicho Venter (Yamaha R1), Wesley Hendricks (Maxicool Kawasaki ZX10R) and Keagan Stuart-DeLange (All Plum Plumbing Honda CBR1000).


Classic going to the only entry Hilton Redelinghuys (888 Motorcycles Kawasaki ZX7R).

Published by:  Patrick Vermaak

KENYAN WOMEN BIKERS CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL FEMALE RIDE DAY (IFRD)

Kenyan women bikers joined other women around the world in celebrating the International Female Ride Day (IFRD) on 1st May. There has been a significant rise in the number of ladies taking on riding and this day just goes to celebrate them and all those that aspire riding.

In recognition of our carbon footprint as riders, we partnered with @mitialliance to plant trees across the city. We marked the day by riding on some scenic routes and ended our rides at different tree planting sites- Olepolos, Karura and the Ngong Forest, Bomas area. All together we successfully planted 450 trees at Ngong Forest (BOMAS) and Karura and over 12,000 seedballs at Olepolos, Kajiado county.

As bikers, we not only ride for fun but also ride for other causes that we believe in. We have a running campaign on Road Safety and we take that with us every chance we get to ride together. We have been moving the campaign #ShareTheRoad across the country in an effort to lower road carnage on our roads. We are most vulnerable and we must take action to ensure that we do not become statistics.

Like the popular truly saying goes, “It’s not what you ride, it’s that you ride.” We hope that we inspire more and more women to ride. Get trained, grab a bike and #JustRide!!

IFRD2021KE #IFRD #GirlsWhoRide #treehuggers