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Egypt's 'stubborn' women enjoy bike riding in Cairo


On the shoulders of Cairo’s congested streets, a group of women are presenting an uncommon sight.

The women bikers have found not just an answer to the city’s chaotic congestion, but also a new way of bonding.

They meet during the weekends in the upscale Zamalek district, to share their passion for riding bikes.

Across the world, men are noted for motorcycling, but one of Egypt’s female riders Dina Wassef says the women in her group are not into the pastime because they want to prove a specific point.

“Of course, some people do not approve of this. Some people believe that we ride bikes out of stubbornness,” Dina said.

Bur for her and her colleagues, “we do this because we love motorbikes and because of how we feel while riding the motorbikes with our hair flying in the air on the open road. It’s something that makes us happy and that we love,” she added.

The group aims to support and encourage Egyptian women to use motorcycles and scooters safely in their daily lives.

Egypt is also home to the Cross Egypt Challenge an annual motorbike and scooter event that sees riders taking to their saddles from Alexandria to Cairo over 10 days.


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