Sonia Empson - Dykes on Bikes Melb

Meet Sonia

WHO ARE THE WOMEN UNDER THE HELMETS?

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 Sonia!

Sonia Empson 2 Dykes on Bikes Melb

Name: Sonia Empson

Member since: 2020 (brand new)

Ride: Triumph Sprint 1050 Red

Riding since: I was 10

Loves: Hanging out with my family and friends, riding, cooking, having a good belly laugh

Hates: Cruelty and exploitation.
The odd occasion when my bike won’t start 🤔

What are your pronouns? She Her

Who inspires you? My Sister, anyone that has a go no matter what has come at them

Tell us something about you that no one would know: In 2002 I was one of a few females that completed the Finke Desert Race since it began in the 70’s on my Suzuki Dr350.

Where’s your favourite place in the world? Central Australia, where my kids are, Japan

Tell me how you first got involved in with DoBM? Have been a big fan for years. I happened to start chatting with a fella in the booze line at ChillOut this year, and we got talking about DoB, he encouraged me to get in touch.

What is so empowering about riding a motorcycle? And How does riding transform other areas of your life? Everything. The freedom, the skill, being part of the environment especially riding through the bush or next to the sea. Riding is something I can do to relax and to get away. Builds confidence. It’s awesome riding in a group, bringing people together.

Which pride parade would you love to ride or pillion in? Mardi Gras, ChillOut

What are you passionate about? My family, riding adventures, having a sense of humour.

If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?That’s a big one. We could do with a lot more kindness and compassion. I’m still at a loss as to why in 2020 and all of the resources available, people still have to live in poverty.

What is your dream bike? Make/Model/Year and why: Honda XR250. The one I learnt to ride on when I was a kid. I miss that bike. I learnt everything on it from jumping to stacking and was the backdrop to my adolescence.

What do you wish other people knew about DoBM? How much awesome stuff DoB do and achieve.

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