Becoming a Biker – My Biker and Bike Article Series

Its been a while since you heard from me so thought I would share something I done a few months ago.

Since starting my blog I have found a huge passion for writing and love to share my experience of riding with others. This got me thinking and I decided to get in touch with a few bike companies to see if they would be interested in me writing an article for them. Funny enough I had one who came back to me and was very interested in hearing my story on how I got into motorcycling. Ian Malone the editor of Biker and Bike was that guy.

It was no surprise that he was interested in my female perspective which truth be told I really don’t mind, even if the real world can still not quite grasp that woman ride motorbikes. I love the fact that a vast amount of woman now have an urge to ride a motorbike and any help and advice I can offer to get them there is great!

LonelyTWAT in Autumn, Photo by Litas Plymouth founder Josie Sloan

So I agreed to write Ian a series of blogs about how I personally got into riding and in particular my journey from becoming a standard motorcyclist to a biker. For me there is a huge difference between being a motorcyclist who just gets from A to B to becoming a biker and this is what I wanted to highlight in these articles:

  1. My Journey on Becoming a Biker
  2. Passing the Test and Upgrading to a Bigger Bike
  3. Finding Bikers to Ride With 
  4. Becoming Part of the Biker Family
  5. I am a Biker

Hope you enjoy the read!

For anyone out there who is thinking about getting into bikes just go out and do it. You never know it could be the start of a beautiful friendship.

Published by Lonely T.W.A.T

Capturing the everyday adventures of motorcycling through the form of blogging, photography and videography and encouraging women to aspire to their own dreams of riding. And using this blog as a platform to raise awareness of mental health which is a very important and personal topic to us.

13 thoughts on “Becoming a Biker – My Biker and Bike Article Series

  1. Enjoyed the read, Sounds like you pushed past a few issues, self-confidence wise. New Zealand is a gem for motorcyclists, outside of the maelstrom of the few main cities. Happy riding.


  2. Purple, I love it ! Makes me laugh, hopefully you can keep it…

    One reason we ended up with the little HD Iron 883 was because it’s candy purple so Jenny had to have it. Even if it’s only for a short while….

    Enjoy the ride

    Team wiljen.


  3. Great Articles! As a lady rider myself, I’ve been thinking about starting to blog my riding experiences, history and challenges faced as a female biker. I can definitely relate to riding alone and trying to meet others with similar interests in and around the area I’m from. I’m not going to lie… I learned to own the solo rides because of how amazing being a bike feels as you take on the next adventure and the nerves it causes one to venture out into the biker community at large but there is something to be said for meeting other women who ride and the network they build together. I’ll be headed down to the States with a few of the girls in a group up here to rent bikes and ride the Grand Canyon this year. Put me back a few years and I wouldn’t have jumped on this road trip but the community is so great, I’m looking forward to the new experience!

    Ride Hard & Enjoy the Wind in Your Hair!


    1. You’re definately right there. The bike community are a pretty awesome bunch and it’s great to hear that others are overcoming their fears of meeting new people to be part of this awesome community. It’s good that we can ride on our own but awesome to ride with others. Enjoy your trip and I hope you make some life long friends like I have 😊


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