Filling the Essential Gap
The absence of women riders is a strong presence in the biking landscape of the country and it’s the few people like Malvikaa that fill this gap; without wanting to prove a point, without any aggression or need to peg this passion to shatter a gender stereotype. She just loves to ride. This wasn’t a long harboured dream or whimsical moment that she was inclined to the wheels, she just wanted to do something new.
At the age of 38! It’s been four years since, and Malvikaa has been riding – solo! Surprising herself right from learning how to ride and then taking off to beautiful destinations, with no expectations! Her story is an inspiring one!
SHE TRULY BELIEVES THAT HUMAN BEINGS ARE A SMALL FRAGMENT OF THE ENTIRE MATRIX AND SENSITIZING PEOPLE AT THIS POINT IS VERY IMPORTANT.
Her story steers towards an obvious discussion of gender influence and safety for women on the road, as she pulls in the other women riders of MTM into the discussion. As Malvikaa, many feel that the gender limitation (or the lack of it) is self-imposed. Women are actually in a very good position to bike where help on the road is required. There are people always willing to help a lady in distress. There are a few things that you need to keep in mind for your own safety, like riding in the day, booking a hotel room ahead so you are not roaming in an unknown town in the dark and such. But these are tips that would apply to any other traveller and men too.
The world is becoming more accommodating and the gender gap is slowly but surely bridging.