Biking on the roads is considered as an adventurous act. And we Indian love to fluant ourselves with grace while we ride a bike. One such story of a lady biker, who is trying to put full stop on all the stereotypes related to biking in India. Chennai girl Rehana Reya, who is making sure that India should be stopped well in Bike racing and at the same time proving that Indian women can do anything and gender doesn’t define boundaries.
A racer since class 7, when she use to drive a non-gear vehicle, Rehana have won many racing competitions till now. Rehana won Honda All-Ladies Race – The first of its kind all-women race in Indian motorsport histoy. The 19-year-old Chennaite’s will for racing started at MGR Adarsh Matriculation School.
Although, according to report, Rehana is a self-taught biker, who avoided to take lessons from her brother Abdul Wahab, who is former Professional bike racer. In an interview to New Indian Express she said, “Though my brother was my inspiration, he didn’t really want me to become a racer because of the hardships he faced — lack of funds and the general struggle that racers have to endure in our country,” she explains. “Now he encourages me all the time. He was there during this race too to boost my morale.”
In the same interview Rehana shares that her first geared vehicle was her friend’s R15 that she drove in class 12. She use to drive never Besant Nagar and Marina Beach in Chennai, that’s where Honda representatives spotted her.
Right now, pursuing a degree in shipping and logistics at the AMET University and she also do modelling in her spare time. But, she is also focused to her dream of being a Professional Bike Racer.