FASTEST MOTORCYCLING IN A DAY BY FEMALE RIDER
Female rider Garima Kapoor from Lucknow. she makes a record for being the "Fastest Motorcycle Ride in a Day", Lucknow - Ludhiyana - Lucknow. Garima chooses a Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 for completing this record of covering a total of 1704 km in 21.23 hours.
It is Garima's second record, On her first record with a female group made a " First Female Group of Riders" to conquer Khardungla on a 110cc scooter.
Garima heard about the iron butt ride from a senior rider and then Garima decide to complete this task, and start preparing for the ride, and in a month Garima completes the iron butt ride with senior riders. and then Garima completes this "fastest motorcyclist in day" record.
and Garima said without their mother Mrs. Sheela Kapoor it would have never been done along with 4 other riders whoever of utmost help Deepraj Fredrick, Shashank Mishra, Vibhor, and Jitendra.
Garima Achievements :
- 2016: Made India Book of Record bt being the member of "First Female Group of Females" to conquer Khardungla on 110cc scooter
- 2017: Awarded Rani Lakshmi Bai Award for making to Record and for individual rides for women empowerment.
- 2019: Made India Book of Record of "Fastest Motorcycling in a Day by Female"
- IBR Appreciation: "Zestful Journey by a Group"
What is inspires you for a ride?
What inspired me was my zeal to stand out from the crowd and my fight against the still prevalent old mindset...It was always that male biker used to ask me Can you ride Can you even bear the weight as I have a very lean structure and built. Can you even go long-distance? Do you even know how to handle the hard situation? This journey was a mix of all As the start was in the night and in the starting only while crossing from Agra expressway to Yamuna expressway there is a steep hairpin bend which I was really really unaware of and on which I almost in the speed of 100 ( which I think was or it felt like) crashed while still in forwarding motion into the sidewall of the bridge with the bike ( weight 250 kg) and I was almost in the wall like a sticker but I somehow managed to balance and kicked the wall hard came back to the middle of the curve somehow and manage to save my life....( Sounds funny to me now)
Did you face any challenges?
Challenges were the GPS system the network the petrol and I was in my first time riding that bike... The others were the people's opinion which was going in the back of my mind as they actually told me death stories of 10 to 20 people who tried to do this challenge...and also the fact that my family was in Jaipur at the time I started and I started without even asking them. There were other challenges as well as missing the turn and then taking extra km. There were no food just dry fruits and just one bag of water... No toilets and no sleep...I almost took a nap on my bike and was about to crash in the backside of a truck but luckily I still was alive bike got in reserve and I was still 25 km away from the petrol pump. I then asked the Uttar Pradesh police patrolling car which was on the side of the highway to please assist me if in case I am out of petrol before reaching the pump. They gave me full help
Advice for female riders?
A bike doesn't know the gender of the rider. Go on and fulfill your dreams without thinking twice but with planning...and if you want any kind of help in creating an achievement or even for the basis I am always available as a friend and as a guide. contact me on Instagram @garimakapoorwanderer
Just remember everything you want to do is possible if you make it happen.
Female riders just a bit of important advice always give a lot of attention to the place you find to pee it may not look important but the female body is prone to more ut infection. and carry toilet paper always on a long journey. Always know your bike and learn to repair it yourself ( not very big faults but at least small which can be managed) Always have nitrogen in your tires.and also learn to fix punctures.
*Note: Following record is recognized by the India Book Of Record. any inquire about record contact with IBR (India Book of Record). Indian Bikers Magazine does not recognize any type of record following information is only for knowledge purpose.