An Off-Road Rally Racer–Sarah Kashyap | Only Indian woman to complete the Raid de Himalaya

@The Biker Women

Living in a developing country like India has its ups and downs. Issues like poverty, corruption, unemployment inequality are a few to name. But to overcome obstacles one has to find an opportunity amidst them. One such individual is Sarah Kashyap. The amateur boxer, national level Judo player, holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Wales, England under an international scholarship. Her journey with motorcycles began when she was 16 and has been hooked to it ever since.

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On coming back to her country from the UK, Indian media overflowed with articles on gender imbalance, hate crime against women.  she substantiated that it was possible for women to travel alone safely by embarking on a 6000km journey from Karnataka to Khardung La. Ms. Kashyap has proved on many instances that motor sporting is not a manly affair. She guided and lead a team of 70 people for the 3000km Himalayan Odyssey trip which went on for 15 days.

Being the first women to hired by world’s most leading company in motorbikes-Royal Enfield. she regrets that lack of female participation in motorsports and the inadequacy in awareness of the same is the root cause of the perception that motorcycles are a manly affair. She is a person who believes that gender doesn’t play any role when it comes to motorbikes.

Her perseverance and passion for motorbikes proved to the world that women riding bikes aren’t an unusual task, in spite of her petite structure. She was the only woman among 147 participants to finish the grand task at the world’s highest rally raid Raid De Himalaya. Though she broke her collar bone during the ride, the adrenaline rush pushed her to finish the task and also won the Female Biker of the year-2013.

She willing teaches women to ride motorbikes and shows them the happiness, power and freedom.  she experiences every time she takes control of her bike.

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