Astride KTM Duke 390, 4 women bikers complete 10 nation journey
4 women bikers – Dr Sarika Mehta, Dr Yugma Desai, Durriya Tapia and Khyati Desai have just completed a 10,000 km long journey across 10 nations. The team finished their road trip in 39 days.
The ride was a part of the PM Modi’s Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign. The countries they covered include Nepal, India, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia and Singapore.
The 4 women bikers set off for their journey from Kathmandu on June 6, 2016 and went from nation to nation spreading the message Save Girl Child. They also educated people about issues such as female foeticide, girl child education, gender inequality and welfare and supportive measures for women empowerment.
They tackled the most diverse of terrains right from the treacherous mountainous terrains in Bhutan to the forests of Nagaland and even had to contend with trouble at the borders while entering Myanmar, Thailand and Singapore. The bikers visited schools and universities along with route besides non government organizations to put forth their message.
The flag-off ceremony was held on 4th June in Surat. It saw over 500 people wave checkered flags, and 15,000 bikers ride along them for 10 minutes. This gained the riders an entry in the Guinness Book of World Record of Most People Waving checkered flags.
Biking Queens Club consists of 50 members as on date. It was formed by Dr. Sarika Mehta, a psychologist, in 2015. The club strives to address various social causes right from Save the Girl Child to Road Safety and Say No to Drugs.
For more details, visit their Facebook page.