Who said Bikes were meant only for Boys, girls can be frequently spotted riding bikes on the streets of Delhi & Mumbai, and no big deal – there are a few riding superbikes like Ambika Sharma (who is an active member of the GODS Superbikes club) or other runiing over tuff terrains – One such personality is Chithra Priya.
Chithra Priya: A 27 year old biker girls from Chennai, she was also one of the contestant for the biker of th eyear award 2011 by XBHP and this time now another big accomplishment in her belt.
Chithra Priya has become the first Indian woman to complete the Saddlesore (Saddlesore is a challenge of the Iron Butt Association, wherein the rider has to complete 1610 kms in less than 24 hours – an untamed non-stop butt cracking ride), Chithra Priya completed the entire ride on her Honda CBR250R.
Chithra started this ride on the early morning of 25th of December, 2011 when everone was enjoying the Christmas eve Chithra was burning ru
Chithra covered 1650 kms in 24 hours on the highways from Pune to Bangalore usuallly a normal rider takes around 40 hours to complete this ride but Chithra managed to finsh it in well before time stamp of 24 hours.
Her joy was well expressed in her words after succesfully completing the challenge – what she said was something like this
“The cold was biting into my body thats when I played my iPod and tried to numb the discomfort with music. However, things began to get worse with my shoulders
going uncooperative and my back ached considerably. A feeble voice urged me to give up. I had a few hick ups in the journey at the end of the journey the bike was
out of fuel, it was around 6:00 AM and i had no idea as in how much i had covered, i was looking for a petrol pump on Tumkur Road to fill the Honda tank, get an electronic slip and close the record-making Bangalore-Pune-Bangalore ride. “There was no fuel at the first pump that I stopped at. I rode on and found another: no fuel there either. There was disappointment at the third one too but finally the fourth one bought the glory for me. When she received the payment slip — which bore the time 6.21 a.m — she was thrilled. She had covered around 1,650 km in under 24 hours.
It was no less than a dream come true – all the pain and tiredness was no match for the glory. Her bike and clothes were saked in mud, her helmet had dead flies and then after all this was the record.
Initially she had decided on the Chennai – Vizag – Chennai route but the six-lane conversion led her to opt for the Bangalore-Pune route, which she had never done
before. She did lose her way at times but received guidance from other motorcyclists. She really set an example for girls all across riding bikes.
She further plans to go for completing 25,00 kms in 36 hours but that will happen towards the year end.”
Team Bykez wishes Chitra a Hats off on her journey
You can like her facebook page here: Chithra Priya Facebook Page