WIMA (Women’s International Motorcycle Association) is a truly global group, you can find our groups all over the world at www.wimaworld.com

www.horizonsunlimited.com – the premier adventure  motorcycle site, producer of these two videos  – trailer for Ladies on the Loose DVD and what turns you on to Motorcycle Travel? Take a look at www.womenridersnow.com  – Lots of interesting articles from around the world and a comprehensive beginner’s guide can be found at www.motoress.com – the founder of International Female Ride Day.

International Journal of Motorcycle Studies.

Host of fascinating articles about motorcycles, history of motorcycles, fashion, gender issues and heaps of other topics.  Some more academic than others.  Edited by professors at University of Colorado. Organisers of the annual IJMS Conference.www.sportsbike.org – British.  Quirky website by Molly Frost, GB WIMA member.

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Theresa Wallach on her Norton

Inspiring books

Our favourite motorcycle books available from the authors or publishers direct or your local bookshop if you’re lucky or the usual on-line sources:   Lois on the Loose / Red Tape and White Knuckles  –  Lois Pryce,  adventurer and author. Two books. Two solo journeys from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego and from London to Cape Town (through minefields andthe Congo).  www.loisontheloose.com/books.

The Rugged Road – Theresa Wallach (first VP of WIMA) The first ever London to Cape Town journey by motorcycle in 1934.  Two women, through the Sahara, alone.

The American Motorcycle Girls 1900-1950 – Sommer Simmons.  Stunning photographic history.

Grace and Grit: Motorcycle Dispatches from Early Twentieth Century Women Adventurers – William Murphy.  Tales of American women riders from 1910-1916

Out of Africa  and three other excellent books – Sam Manicom and Jupiter’s Travels – Ted Simon.  The book that started it all in recent times….