Motorcycle racing is gaining reputation in Nigeria, a predominantly soccer loving region.
Most of Nigeria’s population are soccer lovers, whilst some observe other sporting activities like Basketball, Garden Tennis, Table Tennis, athletics to point out a couple of.
Sporting activities like Cricket, Rugby and Motor sport have less followings but they are also earning headways to get prominence.
In Lagos Nigeria, some inhabitants are using to extreme athletics regardless of numerous viewing it as a risky activity.
But these set of sportsmen and women see extraordinary sporting activities as exciting or a means to commute and are making awareness for the sport they appreciate.
A person of such recognition programmes for biking is the Pillions Hangout with Bikerz which took position at Freedom Park in Lagos.
The event which featured bike racing, stunts display, served as a system to boost harmless riding in Nigeria.
The programme was a medium for enjoyable seekers, Pillions and Riders to community and share their enthusiasm with non-bikers alike.
Motorcycle racing is the use of bikes for activity. These races can be in various varieties, like motorcycle road racing and off-road racing, on circuits, open programs, monitor racing and drag racing and extra.
For these bikers, using is a lot more than a activity for exciting.
Oluwafemi Tinde, President, Journey Your Trip Cycling Club mentioned “It is a remedy on its possess and you do not require to visit a doctor.”
Tinde goes by the label Femdon in the Biking entire world. He said that “If I am in a terrible mood, or if I am down. All I want to do to clear my head is go for a 30-minute ride. Riding presents me pleasure I fail to remember all my anxieties after I am on the two wheels.”
A feminine Rider from Abuja Aisha Musa Bello stated that “Riding a bicycle gives you bravery to do so a lot of points that obviously you could not have accomplished. When you develop into a biker, you can attain so quite a few issues.”
The Producer of the Pillions Hangout with Bikerz, Awomolo Opeyemi who is passionate about endorsing motosports in Nigeria stated the party afforded Bikers in the country the option to develop small business networks, grow Micro, Little, and Medium Enterprises (MSME), promote businesses and also have enjoyable.
Opeyemi claims the use of ability bikes will assistance people to navigate their way in a town infamous for its busy targeted traffic jam.
He stated “When you appear at the site visitors in Lagos, employing a motorbike for personalized, personal commuting to perform is the least difficult way. On the 3rd mainland bridge when going to perform in the early morning, you can visualize the gridlock.”
Opeyemi stated that “When we ride, we just go by the aspect on the third mainland and in less than an hour you arrive at your spot.”
He included that for most riders, biking allows them to encounter nature’s abundance and acquire wonderful pics on the shift.
Tosin Adebola was the 1st African to embark on a cross continent motorcycle journey. For him, the motivation to place Africa’s name on the earth map was his driving force.
“I went on the web and could not locate any documentary by an African on motorcycle journey. That was in 2013, and I was identified to be the first African to do a bike experience across continents.”
The 53-year-outdated included “I did it, I raised cash. It price tag above $100,000 but I elevated the funds to do it.
It was in 2015 that I rode from Lagos to Icehotel kiruna, Sweden.”
Mykwheeler began riding at age seven. Above the years, he has turned a professional at his craft.
In accordance to the Stunter, observe aided him to defeat the anxiety of executing stunts with a superbike.
“You just have to be identified that you want to do it. It charges a whole good deal extra than using but that is where by my have enthusiasm is.”
The 27- year- previous Exhibitionist Pilot like several other riders had also tried using his fingers in other sports. “I was born and bred in this I did not have an possibility. I tried out basketball in my secondary school days but nothing marches the thrill of driving.”
Africanews correspondent David Taylor, reviews that the function at Liberty Park in Lagos featured races and stunts.