Joan Leach one of the first female Adventure Riders

So meet Joan Leach one of the first female Adventure Riders seen here at the age of 22 in 1951 punching her BSA thru some good old English mud. No helmet , no goggles and no Klim gear here but she is having a ball.

Joan got her first motorbike in her teens she loved riding and was never scared . Joan went on to challenge the local motorcycle club in Newcastle UK to change their 49 year old men only rule they eventually said she could join and race.

Joan turned up and won two beach races ……..what a legend. And we feel a suitable role model for our women’s adventure series at RideADV

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