WHAT IS YOUR ROLE/POSITION IN MOTORCYCLING?
I’m passionate about adventure riding with my one- cylinder 650cc motorbike, visiting foreign countries with strange cultures. And with my second bike, a KTM 350cc, I really enjoy “dancing” in rough off road terrain. Next to the riding part, me and a girlfriend took the initiative to start a group called EnduroCats. It’s an open team that supports women in the Netherlands in off-road and Enduro riding. The Dutch Federation supports our (new) program.
HOW DID YOU GET INTO MOTORCYCLING?
At one point I needed some excitement in my life and I just decided to ride a motorcycle. It is still the best decision I’ve ever taken in my life.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE/ENJOY IN MOTORCYCLING?
I enjoy motorcycling so much because you have to be in the moment whilst riding. I love this feeling of being focused. You can accomplish so many things just being focused in life.
WHAT IS YOUR OBJECTIVE, YOUR GOAL?
My goals in motorcycling are participating in the Dutch Enduro competition and riding a (amateur) rally abroad. For this I also need to learn how to maintenance my bike by myself.
For the EnduroCats group, our goal is to develop a program that will involve more women in the Enduro Sports in the Netherlands on a long term base. Our first aim is a group of women riding in the dutch Enduro sport from 2018.
DO YOU HAVE A ROLE MODEL/MENTOR THAT ENCOURAGED YOU?
I didn’t have a role model at the start of my motorcycle career. However, at this moment I have several role models that inspire me to ride more and improve my riding skills in offroad riding. Patrycja Komko, Agnieszka Smolińska, Katarína Juríčková, Karin Hostinská, Hanna Berzelius, Joanna Modrzewska, audrey rossat, Aleksandra Kowalik, I met these girls at the first Enduro training camp for women in 2015. I think they’re awesome!
WHY WOULD YOU RECOMMEND MOTORCYCLING?
I’ve seen women grow in self esteem immensely while riding a motorcycle. Women will make better choices in life when they feel better about themselves.