Published May 1, 2014
Written by: Ulster Grand Prix
Motorcycle racer and UGP competitor, Maria Costello MBE has organised the first official 2014 meet, for members of her Woman on a Motorcycle (WOAM) Facebook group, to celebrate International Female Ride Day on the 3rd May.
Maria commented: “What better way to celebrate both the International Female Ride Day and my group WOAM than have a meet for women who own, ride or have access to a motorcycle and do as the event suggests; ‘Just Ride’. The ladies in the group have supported me so much with my racing over the last 12 months that I wanted to give something back. This is the first of many meets that I am trying to organise around the UK this year in between my racing calendar.”
The WOAM group was founded by Maria in 2013 and now boasts more than 1000 members both in the UK and overseas and was created to encourage ladies who ride motorcycles to share their knowledge and experiences with each other.
The meet up takes place on Saturday 3rd May at Dallington Fitness, Poyntz Lane, Off Mill Lane, Dallington, Northampton NN5 7TZ, Tel: 01604 592929 – http://www.dallingtonfitness.co.uk – between 2-4pm. Refreshments will be available along with WOAM merchandise and Maria will be holding a raffle for a signed copy of her autobiography ‘Queen of Bikers’.
The invitation to meet up at Dallington Fitness is extended to bikers of both genders. ‘We want to show the guys that we share the same passion, ability and enthusiasm for motorcycling and it’s important that everyone is aware of women riders as a growing group in biking.’ added Maria.
Further dates for WOAM meets hosted by Maria will be announced via the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/267548396738593/?fref=ts or her website www.costelloracing.com.