Saudi Arabia to allow women to cycle!

Got Questions? Need advice?
Join other women in discussing cycling.

Saudi Arabia to allow women to cycle!

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:27 pm

A step in the right direction?

Could Saudi Arabia's laws restricting the free movement of women be softening? Reports from the country's Al-Yawm newspaper suggest that women will now be able to ride bicycles and motorbikes in the Saudi kingdom.

This being Saudi Arabia, there are of course several caveats: Women on bicycles must wear the full-body abaya, be accompanied by a male relative, and restrict their two-wheeled gallivanting to recreational areas.

Still, could cycling help increase women's mobility in a country notorious for its restrictions that forbid women to drive?

Not so fast, says the unnamed official who spoke to Al-Yawm. Saudi women may only use bicycles for fun — not for transportation.
User avatar
Posts: 3443
Joined: Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:18 pm
Location: Denistone, NSW

by BNA » Sat Sep 06, 2014 3:59 pm


Re: Saudi Arabia to allow women to cycle!

Postby BaldPatch » Sat Sep 06, 2014 3:59 pm

mmmm will those neck to ankle flowing robes result in accidents from clothing catching in the wheels and chain?
Posts: 54
Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:41 am

Re: Saudi Arabia to allow women to cycle!

Postby ball bearing » Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:15 pm

"Biking Toward Women's Rights in Afghanistan

Every day, the Women's National Cycling Team of Afghanistan faces ridicule and threats. And still they ride—with their eyes on the 2020 Olympics...." ... an/379573/
ball bearing
Posts: 598
Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:43 pm
Location: Watching the ships on the Southern Ocean

Return to Women's Cycling

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users

Popular Bike Shops
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Ebay Ebay AU
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK

“Bicycles BNA Twitter
“Bicycles BNA Facebook
“Google+ BNA Google+
“Bicycles BNA Newsletter
“Bicycles BNA on Strava

> FREE BNA Stickers