Following on from the success of the first Ladies Learn to Ride a Motorcycle event in 2020, Motul has once again teamed up with Honda South Africa and the ADA Training & Outdoor Centre to give more ladies the opportunity to enjoy expert motorcycle tuition. The feedback from the 2020 event was overwhelmingly positive, with even ladies who were nervous at first soon becoming confident riders.
“Motorcycle riding has been a passion of mine for many years,” commented Mercia Jansen, who is Motul’s Area Manager for Southern and Eastern Africa. “I meet many women who have always wanted to ride motorcycles but lack the necessary confidence or don’t know where to start. I’m delighted to be able to tell them that this Learn to Ride a Motorcycle event is the answer,” she added.
Mercia explained that during the Know Your Oil campaign powered by Motul on Mix FM, she heard from many ladies who were keen to take part in this event. They included lots of women into their 50’s who were looking to enjoy new experiences and challenges.
The second edition of the Ladies Learn to Ride a Motorcycle event will take place at the ADA facility on Saturday 12 June 2021. The ADA Training & Outdoor Centre is easy to find, being located just outside Hartbeespoort on the R3 (download directions to ADA here). The cost per rider is R1 090 for the full-day course including lunch and refreshments, and all that’s required is a long-sleeved shirt, long pants and closed shoes (hiking shoes or tekkies are recommended). A sense of adventure is also recommended – smiles, helmets and protective gear will be provided. Anyone who already has safety equipment can bring it along, but there’s no need to purchase anything extra.
Motorcycles for this special event will be subsidised by Honda SA, making this event even better value for riders. The combination of a safe and reputable training facility, experienced ADA trainers, world-class motorcycles and the backing of both Motul and vehicle performance specialists Shelby South Africa, will ensure that each new rider can gain skills and confidence at their own pace.
“I’m thrilled to have the chance to support Ladies Learn to Ride a Motorcycle again,” commented racing car driver and Shelby SA National Marketing Manager, Paige Lindenberg. Paige was the driving force behind the original #IconicWomen campaign which led to the first Learn to Ride a Motorcycle event in partnership with Motul and has now returned to support the event for a second consecutive year. “I’m delighted that this has grown into its own independent event, and that more ladies will be able to gain safe riding skills – and have a wonderful day out,” added Lindenberg.
To book your place at this year’s event, please send an email to [email protected] with your name and “Ladies Learn to Ride a Motorcycle 2021” in the subject line. Places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and only 20 spots are available.