~ Asia – Africa – Europe – London~
The unstoppable Biking Queensare yet again set to achieve another milestone post many remarkable ones. This time around, they will be setting their foot in 25 countries across four continents. The epic ride will commence on June 05, 2019 to strengthen the aura of ‘Women’s Pride’.
The all women biking group will begin the ride from India and end in London. The places covered along their journey are Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain and Morocco. Led by Ms. Sarika Mehta, Founder, Biking Queens will undertake the biking trip along with members of the group Jinal Shah and Rutali Shah covering over 25,000 kms in a span of 90 days in support of UN Women Silicon Groups Surat.
This much awaited trip will be flagged off in Varanasi by Honourable Shri Yogi Adityanathji, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and is likely to qualify for addition in the records books. This road route has been less travelled by bikers in the world. This expedition will be undertaken on KTM 390. The team is ready to brave all odds in the difficult terrains and the extreme climate of the different regions.
Speaking on the expedition, Ms. Sarika Mehta, “I am thrilled for this expedition. Every new journey is a testimonial of our strong will power and womanhood. I am proud to lead the Biking Queens and all the voyages undertaken till date. Our four member mission will be flagged off in Varanasi and pass various countries, streets, terrains, weather changes, and much more along the way. We are happy to receive all the support from the Government of India at all times. My team is physically and emotional prepared to take up the challenge and ace it in the best possible way. I am proud of my accomplishments. We are positive, fearless and embrace motorcycling like never before.”
The mission by the four brave women will encourage other women to come out and achieve what they always believe in. Women today are achieving milestones and will hold an important place in history in all sectors. Pushing the limits of the mean machines and endurance, Biking Queens will pull off a gripping 90 days led by Sarika Mehta. Along their journey, the brave women will meet many government officials and dignitaries of different countries.
Be a part of the most adventurous and courageous journey of womanhood with the Biking Queens.
About Dr. Sarika Mehta
Dr. Sarika Mehta (PhD in Behavior Science) and is a psychologist by profession and mountaineer and biker by passion. She is the first lady rider of Surat bikers club and 1st iron butt record holder of Gujarat. She recently completed her expedition on Mt. Elbrus with family on 17th June 2017.
She founded her own all women biking club, now known all over the country as Biking Queen. Is also known as the initiator of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Abhiyanin Surat. She received Gujarat Ratna Award 2017 for her contribution towards society.
She also received the prestigious Intertational Excellence Award 2017 in Sri Lanka, the award in recognition for her Professional Research Growth and was conferred jointly by SUNFO (Sri lanka United nations Organization and world peace diplomacy WPDO)
She is brand ambassador for traffic & safety awareness campaign in Surat, and also received the Mahila Ratna Award by the Gujarat Government in 2015. Was also interviewed for First Lady show and a small documentary was also made on Biking Queens. Also represented India in One World Peace Ride organized by WHO to promote awareness on road safety.
She has represented recently India in World Riders Meet in South Africa.