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Wheels 24 http://www.wheels24.co.za/Motorsport/sa-all-female-riders-shredbettys-to-take-on-south-coast-bike-fest-20170308

Cape Town – The number of women participating in biking activities countrywide is growing, prompted by organisations such as Durban-based bikers, Shredbettys.

This dynamic group of women will be sharing their passion for all things motorsport at the 2017 South Coast Bike Fest #SCBF2017 taking place on the coastal town of Margate from April 27 – 30.

Nicole Salt of Shredbettys said: “Shredbettys started as a small group of women reaching out to fellow riders who experience the difficulties of competing in, and getting started in, a typically male-dominated sport.

“We quickly began to receive an overwhelming desire from women around South Africa to have a company that acts as a voice for this market within the motorsport’s industry.”

Women in motorsport

By 2013, Shredbettys had established itself as an organisation promoting women’s riding and other extreme sports. By featuring riders in articles, disseminating information about health and exercise, fun monthly competitions, sponsored partnerships and constant feedback from the riding community, Shredbettys is getting women the attention they deserve. Today Shredbettys has more than 400 members nationwide and is the number one interactive social media avenue for South African women’s off-road racing.

Salt continued: “The riding community is noticing that there are many women riders and we are seeing more women being picked for teams. Our successful all-women riding team is in its third year with support from amazing brands seeing them winning multiple championships in different disciplines.”

The seven Shredbettys team members who compete in enduro, off-road and MX sports, will be on hand at #SCBF2017 to showcase various skills to interested participants and answer any questions women have about riding. They will also discuss a number of lifestyle topics around bike riding such as fitness, nutrition, safety gear, bike care and maintenance as well as the riding clinic. There will be an introduction to motorsports and ladies of all ages will be given a chance to ride a bike in a safe environment. Girls are also welcome to bring their own bikes and get some pointers from the experienced riders.

In attendance will be Elize Olivier, one of four women to complete the gruelling enduro Roof of Africa competition. Racers, Keri Packham and Cindy Saunders, will talk about how they got into the competitive biking world while MX champion and all-round hellcat, Roxanne Baney, will show off her speed on one wheel, performing impressive whips. Local riders and competitors in the KwaZulu-Natal hare scrambles, Pamela De Heer as well as Paige and Amber Pretorius, will also share their experiences.

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South Coast Bike Fest Website – www.southcoastbikefest.co.za 

We are adding some much needed girl power to this year’s South Coast Bike Fest. We have the great pleasure of hosting The ShredBettys at Africa’s premier music and bike festival!

ShredBettys was founded by female riders for female riders! With a vision to create an all girls “dream” boarding, biking and lifestyle programme.

ShredBetty gives female riders the chance to connect, to learn, and be showcased at exciting board and lifestyle events for Moto X, Enduro, Snowboarding, Sandboarding, Surfing, Wakeboarding, Flowboarding, Moutntain Biking & Bmx! Wow, talk about girl power.

Every ShredBetty Event has special features, sweet prizes and goodies, and lifestyle elements so you will always have a great time!

We can’t wait to see these power house women at the event, how about you?

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