- Pam is a black and female biker
- She's the only female biker in a group of 17
- She's on a mission to break race and gender stereotypes
It's not often that people see black and female bikers. Pam Nyandeni, of Kasi Riders Motorcycle Club in Khayelitsha, is on a mission to change that.
Pam is the only female biker in a group of 17 bikers in the club, which is one of the first black riders clubs in Cape Town's townships.
Briefly.co.za learned that the club was formed in 2012 to help change perceptions in the townships about motorbiking.
Speaking to Beautiful News, Pam said her fellow bikers treat her like any other biker:
I’ve never been made to feel different by the men in the club. To them, there's no such thing as a male biker or female biker. When we get onto our bikes, we’re all just bikers.
She expressed concern that in some communities, women's mobility is still controlled and that they still depend on a man to move.
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I'd love to see more female bikers in my community. Seeing a black woman on a bike still does feel like a farfetched idea in some communities, but I hope that my story will change this.
Thanks to Kasi Riders, interest in biking is growing in the townships. The club is also committed to local charity work.
The bikers take food to children’s homes, help out at old age homes, and advocate for increased road safety.
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