5 women bikers you should follow today
For girls who think they cannot ride bikes because it’s dangerous you seriously need to rethink that all over again. In the story below, we cover some serious badass biker girls from around the world who will smoke you up if you even think about racing them in your imagination. Some of them have competed in the fiercest road races such as Isle of Man TT, while others are the champions of dirt in the Dakar Rally.
Jenny Tinmouth, UK
Jenny made her debut back in 2000 on a 125GP bike and over the years, she became the fastest-ever woman at the TT recording an outright lap of 119.9mph in 2010 for which became a Guinness World Record holder. Also, Jenny is the first and only female who has competed in the British Superbike Championship, for which she is yet to receive another Guinness World Record. Jenny ran her own racing team known as Two Wheel Racing with Manx Glass & Glazing Ltd in support for the 2013 British Superbike Championship and today she runs her own team named Jenny Tinmouth Racing.
Maria Herrera, Spain
Maria started racing motorcycles at a very young age and always aspired to race in the Moto GP. She started training locally until she managed to get a few wildcard entries in 2013 and 2014 Moto GP races. And the very next year brought her a full season ride. She was the only female rider in the MotoGP paddock for 2017 with Team AGR, and participated in the Moto 3 category last year. Maria has been racing for a couple of years now but still has a long way to go.
Laia Sanz, Spain
Laia Sanz Pla-Giribert, better known by the name Laia Sanz is a Spanish motorcyclist and an ace rally rider. She has won a number of titles in outdoor motorcycle trails including becoming a thirteen-time Women’s Trial World Champion and ten-time Women’s Trial European Champion.
Laia took part in the Women’s Enduro World Championship for the first time in 2010 and following year marked Laia’s entry into the world’s toughest rally of all time, the Dakar Rally. Her debut in the Dakar Rally was as promising as her participation in early endurance races of her career, she won in the Female motorcycle category and finished on 39th overall.
Currently, she rides for team KTM Factory Racing in the Dakar rally and finished 13th in the Dakar 2018.
Jane Daniels, UK
Jane Daniels from the UK is one of the rising stars in the enduro racing. She is supported by Husqvarna and has earned her tag of UK’s number one female enduro rider at the age of just 24, Jane has emerged as one of the most serious female enduro riders in the world. She fought her way up to earn the overall second position in Women’s Enduro World Cup in 2013 and winning the final race in France beating Laia Sanz.
Nikki Misurelli, Alaska
All the female riders on the list are redefining what it means for women to ride motorcycles and that they are no less when it comes to riding two-wheels or four. The 30-year-old Nikki Misurelli from Alaska is traveling the world on her CBR600RR which has been modified to accommodate all the stuff she needs on the road trip. Touring the world on a supersport motorcycle is unimaginable for some but Nikki made it look so easy.
You name it and Nikki has done it. From US, Italy, Spain, France, Gibraltar, Portugal, Austria, Panama, Slovenia, Australia and to Morocco. She has ridden through some of the very best countries in the world and has experienced what only a few have the courage to explore.
As posted on Lonely Planet, “Italy has really been my favorite place to visit. It immediately felt like “home,” probably because some of my family originated from there many generations ago. Europe is especially captivating to me because of the history and architecture of the building and cities. Alaska will always be one of my absolute favorites, but I also really loved Australia, where I worked on farms and volunteered with animals for a year. Morocco is another favorite destination so far, as the culture is so different from what I grew up in: the smells of the spices, the food, the style of homes, the traditions, the clothes and the colors.”
Nikki funds her tours from the seasonal, part-time jobs she finds on her way. Also, she owns a professional cleaning and organizing business back in Alaska that helps in funding for her travel, fuel, and food.