Saudi Arabia to allow women to cycle!

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Saudi Arabia to allow women to cycle!

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:27 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.

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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?
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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...."

http://www.citylab.com/commute/2014/09/ ... an/379573/

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Re: Saudi Arabia to allow women to cycle!

Postby Ancientflatulence » Sun May 13, 2018 12:33 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3koigluYOH0 ..... a very good film .......... :D

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Re: Saudi Arabia to allow women to cycle!

Postby twowheels » Mon May 14, 2018 8:12 am

bigfriendlyvegan wrote: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.

Source from 2013
https://www.citylab.com/equity/2013/04/saudi-arabia-will-let-women-ride-bicycles-only-fun/5166/

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