Meet Linda


In addition to our Dykes Off Bikes series of live interviews, every so often we’ll be posting profiles of our members so we can all get to know each other better.
This week we meet Linda!

Linda Smylie Dykes on Bikes Melbourne

Name: Linda Smylie

Member since: 2018

Ride: Yamaha virago

Riding since: 2017

Loves: carbs/pugs/Chardonnay/James Bond/boobs.

Hates: reality tv/bad manners

What are your pronouns?
Her/she and hers

Who inspires you?
My girlfriend- she shows me unconditional love.
She shows me tolerance towards other people is so important.
Daniel Craig for being an awesome blond bond.

Tell us something about you that no one would know. 
I play a mean air guitar 🎸

Where’s your favourite place in the world?
My bed.

Tell me how you first got involved in with DoBM?
I had a RTA and broken bones. I was keen to ride again and needed to build up confidence. DOBM helped me so much. Non judgemental, lovely group.

What is so empowering about riding a motorcycle? And How does riding transform other areas of your life?
Riding is so important. It focuses my mind and body. Complete concentration is needed.

Which pride parade would you love to ride in? Manchester. My home city.

What are you passionate about?
Equality. And cooking.

If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
No animal cruelty.

What is your dream bike? Make/Model/Year and why
Yamaha Virago. A birthday gift from my girlfriend.

What do you wish other people knew about DoBM?
Such an awesome, inclusive group of women.

Linda Smylie dykes on bikes melbourne


We are always up for a chat, get in touch to find out about joining us on our next ride.