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Over 1,500 female bikers gathered in Leicestershire at the weekend, to break a new world record.

The successful attempt took place place at Hinckley’s Triumph Headquarters yesterday (Sunday, July 24) and saw a total of 1,549 female bikers turn out, smashing the previous record of 1,132. 

Picture: Hazel Clarke

The meet was organised by Moto Advisor, a UK Facebook group set up by biking enthusiasts, Sherrie Woolf, and Nimi Patel.

“It was such a privilege to be part of it and we are in awe at every single lady that attended,” they said.

“The atmosphere was buzzing and so positive.” 

“A massive thanks to each and every one of you, and the partners and friends that also came to support the event.”

The event was initiated with the aim of bringing women together as a growing target for the motorcycle industry, and to inspire others to live their passion.

“We are keen to show the motorcycle industry that the female market is financially worthwhile catering to. There are over 300,000 female motorcycle licence holders in the UK alone,” said Ms Woolf.

“We also want to encourage and support more women to enjoy riding and get involved in all aspects of biking; from road riding, track days, off-roading, rallies, stunting, touring, and anything else that is possible on two-wheels. The social aspect and kinship of the biking community is special, whether male or female, turning up to an event alone, you are guaranteed to leave with lots of new friends.”

Liliana Pereira was one of the female bikers in attendance at yesterday’s gathering.

“I am speechless, such an amazing atmosphere, so many beautiful people and stunning bikes,” she said.

“I am so happy to have been a part of such an amazing life changing event. Together we are definitely powerful.”

As well as the successful record, thousands was raised for two charities in the area, namely Leicestershire and Rutland Blood Bikers and Midlands Air Ambulance, who will receive £4,500 each.

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