Dykes on Bikes Sydney (DOB), in conjunction with Club Five Dock RSL, have announced a ride scholarship for one young lesbian to help her get her motorcycle licence.

The scholarship, which will cover basic costs, will go to one lucky woman under the age of 30.

This will include Stay Upright courses, the RTA fee for the theory test, the pre-probationary training course and the final RTA assessment.

The scholarship winner will also train with experienced DOB members, who will also help with organising protective gear and a motorcycle or scooter.

DOB Sydney aims to find ways to help young women get involved with the community through motorcycling.

“It’s become a lot more expensive and time-consuming getting a licence than when I got mine,” DOB president Nic Fletcher said.

“We wanted to find a way to help some young dyke get on the road so we came up with the scholarship.”

Applications open January 1, and close March 1.

INFO: www.dykesonbikessydney.org.au or info@dykesonbikessydney.org.au

This post was written by: Jesse Matheson – who has written 8 posts on Star Online.

Posted on 14 December 2011 in Sydney Star Observer