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


Founded in 1919, French lubricants company YACCO is the latest addition to the newly launched FIM Quality Product Programme. The initial agreement between the FIM and the company that has achieved more than five hundred World records in motorcycling and motoring will run from 2021 to 2023 inclusive.

Founded in 1919, French lubricants company YACCO is the latest addition to the newly launched FIM Quality Product Programme. The initial agreement between the FIM and the company that has achieved more than five hundred World records in motorcycling and motoring will run from 2021 to 2023 inclusive.

The long-established company produces a wide range of products that includes engine oil, coolant, and hydraulic oil for motorcycles, cars, public transport vehicles and farming equipment.

Whilst YACCO’s offerings are varied and diverse, it is a brand with a strong association in the motorcycle sector and is well represented in the World of racing through its support of the CIP-GREEN POWER team in the FIM Moto3 World Championship and the OX Moto team in the Borilli FIM EnduroGP series, plus the FR25 team in the French Elite and Supercross championships.

The FIM Quality Product programme is a trademark license that provides a great opportunity for the motorcycle industry to associate their products with a FIM trademark licensed to products complying with recognised international quality standards specific to each field.

An extensive selection of YACCO products is covered by the recently signed licensing agreement, these include three different gearbox oils, seven two-stroke lubricants, no less than twelve four-stroke oil variants and their Racing Brake fluid.

As is the case with all applicants, the FIM International Technical Commission is responsible for assessing the manufacturer’s product being submitted to the programme, taking into account any accreditation, certification or quality recognition previously obtained, as well as its compliance with reliable international industry standards.

Eric Candelier, President of YACCO: “YACCO is pleased to join the excellence of this programme in partnership with the FIM, which reflects our desire to serve our customers around the world with high-performance products and a guarantee of quality.

Since its origins, the YACCO brand has cultivated the values common to motorsports enthusiasts: surpassing oneself, sharing emotions and teamwork.

Through this partnership with the FIM, we hope to be able to demonstrate our commitment to a path of excellence to continue the legend of the Oil of World Records”.

Julien Nevelet, Key Account Manager: “This agreement with the FIM will give YACCO new impetus in the two-wheeler sector. Linking our respective hundred-year-old plus entities will allow us to pool our joint skills for the benefit of the rider. The presence of the FIM logo on our products, which include engine oils and special fluids, will reinforce the conformity of our products with international standards recognised by the industry.

We are already present in more than sixty-five countries spread over four continents, but we still wish to strengthen our image as an essential oil with the general public as well as with professionals, while increasing our international development. We are happy to be able to join forces with the FIM.”

On completion of the agreement, Fabio Muner, FIM Marketing & Communication Director, stated: “The FIM is delighted to welcome a company that has such a great heritage and has captured so many World records over the long period it has been producing oil for motorcycles and other key sectors. As a brand, Yacco recognises the extra value that being part of the FIM Quality Product Programme brings, and how they can use this to reinforce their marketing activities, not to mention the weight it adds to their already strong reputation.”

Picture Caption:  Kaito Toba (JPN) © Yacco/PSP


Despite the efforts of the FIM, Eurosport Events and the organizers of the 8 Hours of Oschersleben, it has not been possible to reschedule a new date for a German round of the 2021 FIM Endurance World Championship.

A few weeks ago, the 8 Hours of Oschersleben race, which was initially scheduled for 23 May, had to be postponed because of health restrictions in Germany.

Since then, the FIM, Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme, Eurosport Events, the promoter of the FIM EWC, and the organizers of the race in Germany have been working together to reschedule the 8 Hours of Oschersleben on the 2021 calendar.

Their priority was to offer teams a new calendar compatible with their logistical organization, which would take into account the other date changes, of the 24 Heures Motos (12 and 13 June) and the 12 Hours of Estoril (17 July), as well as the organization of the Bol d’Or on 18 and 19 September and the Suzuka 8 Hours on 7 November.

The other priority was to find a date that would give the event the most international visibility after the end of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

In light of these requirements, the only suitable date was mid-August.

Despite these joint efforts, unfortunately the Oschersleben circuit was unable to cancel its previously undertaken commitments for that date.

As a result, the 8 Hours of Oschersleben will not take place during the 2021 FIM EWC season.

François Ribeiro, Head of Eurosport Events
“We genuinely regret being unable to include the 8 Hours of Oschersleben on the 2021 calendar. Oschersleben has been part of the FIM EWC races since 1999. It is also an important race for German and East European teams, of which an ever-increasing number are entering the championship.”

Jorge Viegas, FIM President
“Despite the fact we could not find an alternative date for the traditional 8 Hours of Oschersleben, we look forward to welcoming back this race next year. In the meantime, the remainder of the 2021 FIM EWC calendar will be run as is planned, but keeping in mind that we must maintain flexibility until we are over with the pandemic. We sincerely thanks everyone involve for the continuous efforts. Please stay strong!”


For 35 years the Circuit de Jerez – Angel Nieto has not only been one of the staple Grand Prix venues for motorcycling racing but also a popular and useful layout for testing. The familiarity of the 4.4km layout delivered some close and fascinating action throughout practice and qualification with often hundredths of a second splitting the majority of the grid.

The Gran Premio Red Bull de España began in sunny and warm conditions but in significantly lower temperatures compared to the 40 degree ‘burner’ of 2020. Brad Binder made a reasonable start from 11th on the grid and the fourth row but lost front wheel traction into the second turn of the second lap and crashed. He was able to remount and tried to catch the pack in the effort to salvage some points but another slow speed tumble at Turn 13 ended his day.

MotoGP stays in Jerez for a one-day IRTA test on Monday and travels next to the historic Le Mans circuit for the Shark Grand Prix de France on May 16th.

Brad Binder:
“I felt great in warm-up this morning and then made a good start in the race but unfortunately going into Turn 2 on the second lap it looks like I was a bit too relaxed, got on the brakes at the wrong moment and when I tipped into the corner the front just washed out. It’s a good lesson for the future to ignore where you are in the pack and keep your marks. It’s also disappointing because I had good pace all weekend and I felt good. We could have done a decent job today. Sorry to the team because they worked well all through the GP and they deserved a result.”

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Brad Binder set the 11th fastest lap for the Gran Premio Red Bull de España and the first of four events on the Spanish mainland this season. The Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto has been staging Grand Prix for almost four decades and the short but demanding mix of fast and tight corners was another intense challenge for the MotoGP grid.

Compared to the 2020 round at the same venue twelve months ago the fourth fixture of MotoGP began in bright but cooler conditions. Brad sprung out of the pitbox to set the fastest lap in Free Practice 1 and both the South African and teammate Miguel Oliveira remained in contention for direct Q2 entry throughout Friday.

Brad suffered a crash in the entry to Turn 5 during FP3 on Saturday morning and the tumble meant he didn’t have enough time to improve. The session was incredibly close and saw the top ten separated by less than two tenths of a second.

The 15-minute Q1 dash took place in the warmest but windiest climate of the weekend and Brad set a rapid 1min 37.3 on his third attempt to sit in the first two slots for most of the period. He moved through to Q2 and the chance for a better grid position but was limited by the remaining tire choice in his allocation. He ended Saturday’s action with 11th meaning the fourth row and five positions ahead of teammate Oliveira in 16th.

Brad Binder:
“Today was a bit up and down. I felt really quite good in FP3 but made a big mistake while trying to change my line in Turn 5 and missed my braking marker by a mile. It was quite a big crash but luckily nothing serious and all is fine. Q1 was OK but difficult to make a quick, single lap and then in Q2 I had only one new tire left, so I was pretty happy with the lap I could make in the circumstances. In FP4 we had tried a few things on the bike and some worked and others didn’t but it was great to use that session in a positive way and understand some things for Sunday. Overall, I’m really happy. I think our pace for tomorrow is very good, especially for the end of the race.”

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