Wednesday 8th March is International Women’s Day!
There are some pretty amazing women in the motorcycle industry and we’d like to take a moment to celebrate them!
Not to mention the wonderful women who join us on our events, as well as those who get you set up and ready to go for your event both at home and in the office!
What would you do without them? 😉
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Dorothy “Dot” Smith
Dorothy “Dot” Smith ( Dot Robinson) was a motorcycle stunt woman in the 1930’s & 1940’s. She was the co-founder and first president of the women’s riding group “Motor Maids” and held the president title for 25 years. Motor Maids was established in San Francisco in 1940 and was one of the first women’s motorcycle groups created and is the oldest still existing in the United States.
Maria Costello MBE
Maria is the only person on the list that has managed to earn herself that prestigious title and we completely understand why. Maria is 46 years old from Northampton. Costello broke history when she was the first woman to stand on the podium at the Isle of Man TT. She took third place in the 2005 Manx Grand Prix. She was also a Guinness World Record holder for being the fastest woman to cover the Isle of Man TT course until someone took the record in 2009. Alongside this she’s also managed to accomplish being a Sports personality of the year, a published author, a character in a video game and even a stunt double in a Hollywood movie. Maria continues to keep inspiring women riders by also created her women only track-days ‘Woman on a Motorcycle’ which has been run by BMW Motorrad UK. They are proving to be extremely popular with the female riders as Maria aids to improve their skills with her expertise.
Don’t give up on us this lent
Our Easter events are still open and booking fast!
Why not give yourself something to look forward to?
A track day in Spain will go great with your chocolate eggs
Jenny Tinmouth is a complete record breaker with an astonishing amount of achievements under her belt. Jenny is 41 years old and a motorcycle racer from England. She is the current female Isle of Man TT lap record holder; in 2009 she broke the record and gained a Guinness World Record for it. Then in 2010 she bettered her time and broke the record again. Jenny is also the first and only female competitor in the British Superbike Championship and in 2011 she started racing in her own race team. Jenny currently has 36 podiums and 16 wins so far.
Mary McGee, an American motorsport racing pioneer, was the first woman to compete in motorcycle road racing and motocross events in the U.S. She competed in motocross and motorcycle racing from 1960 to 1976 after starting out as a sports car racer. Mary stopped road racing motorcycles in the fall of 1963 when there were coming rule changes for women, even though at that time she was the only woman racing; however, these rules did not end up going into effect.
Mary was also the first woman to race in a US MC/FIM sanctioned motorcycle race in the US – 1960, the only woman to ride the Baja 500 solo – 1975 and the first woman to finish the Baja 1000 – 1968.
McGee was named an FIM Legend for her pioneering motorcycle racing career. She was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2018.
It is one of the big ones of our year!
AND MAY IS THE PERFECT MONTH !
It does not get much better than this, the Incredible Circuito de Jerez across a 3 days in May, from Sunday to Tuesday, come and join the FE team at this thrilling circuit for 3 brilliant days playing on the track.
JUST 2 WEEKS AFTER MOTO GP HAS BEEN THERE !
Our superb value for money package gives you 3 days on track and 3 nights accommodation, inclusive of ATA Carnet Costs. *conditions apply*
for £859 per rider.
Laia Sanz. Laia is 33 year old off road motorcycle racer from Barcelona, Spain. She is a thirteen-time Women’s Trial World Champion and ten-time Women’s Trial European Champion. She currently races for KTM. In 2010 she started to train for the Dakar Rally and also took part in the Women’s Enduro World Championships as part of her training. In the 2011 Dakar Rally she won the female class and came 39th position overall and repeated the same position the year after.
As our drop dates continue to get busier…
Here’s a reminder or what to do and what NOT to do when loading your bikes!
The team are always on hand to help however they can, so if you’re unsure or have any questions, give us a shout or let us know upon your arrival!
We’ll see you soon, whether it be at the Yard, Lymm or Donington!