Lincs women ride together: Group asks for more riders to join up
An online group encouraging more women to get together on two wheels across Lincolnshire is going from strength to strength, attracting almost 350 members since it began in late 2019.
The #girlsrideout Facebook group was founded by local trio Roch Hall, Donna Robinson and Elizabeth Fish in September 2019 after riding as a smaller group of up to six across the previous year. Despite interruptions from the Covid-19 pandemic, the social media forum has now attracted 342 members from across the county.
“From doctors to teachers – there’s all kinds of people in the group,” Roch told MCN. “And that’s the great thing about biking. Every biker is equal when you’re riding.
“Some joining the group have just done their CBT and have joined to get inspiration to push them further,” the Fireblade rider continued. “When they see other ladies doing it, they think ‘I could do that, too’.”
Alongside the Facebook page, the group meets on a monthly basis at landmarks around the county, with one of their recent trips being to Cadwell Park, with access to parts of the track for photos and questions to the staff.
Roch added: “We thought there must be lots of other ladies in the same boat, that want to meet up with other ladies and go to bike meets and go on rideouts.
“This is the first year we’ve been able to plan events and do things for the full year, now venues are opening up again.”
Alongside leisure meets, the group also take part in charity rides and shoot a large annual group photo – with previous picture locations including the Vulcan Bomber at RAF Waddington and the Lancaster Bomber at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre.
You can join the group and take part here.