This 21-year-old woman biker plans to make history by riding solo to the Northeast

This 21-year-old woman biker plans to make history by riding solo to the North East
Amritha Joshi. Photo: Manorama Online

Setting out for solo or group trips on motorbikes, exploring the vibrant heart of India has been a trend lately. Meanwhile, Amritha Joshi, a 21-year-old biker, is all set to tour India on her favourite motorbike.

A native of Kumbala in Kasaragod, Amritha has enjoyed long bike rides since childhood. Interestingly, she managed to learn bike riding at a young age itself. She would diligently practice on her school ground until she became an expert rider. Ever since she learned to ride a bike, Amritha has been dreaming to enjoy a thrilling solo trip to the beautiful North-Eastern states of India. The youngster is joyous that she could finally fulfil her special dream. Her dream journey was flagged on February 4 by Kozhikode traffic assistant commissioner PK Raju.

Amritha is now on the road riding her favourite KTM Duke 200 bike to the North-Eastern states. She started from Kozhikode and plans to cover cities like Coimbatore, Chennai, Vishakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Kolkata, Siliguri, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh. She hopes to reach her destinations and return in two months. If she completes the trip, Amritha will be the youngest woman in Kerala to have taken a solo bike trip to the North-Eastern states. Amritha is the daughter of late Ashok Joshi and Annapoorna. Apoorva and Ajay are her siblings.

Amritha’s trip is in association with CRF Women on Wheels club, an organisation of over 600 women riders, based in Kozhikode. She says that she was inspired by the trip that she had enjoyed with the club members from Kasaragod to Kanyakumari. A graduate in Polymer Science, Amritha upholds the lofty message of India’s ‘unity in diversity' throughout her trip. Moreover, she wishes to express solidarity with the people of the North East. Amritha would be assisted by the women of CRF throughout her journey. 

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