This month Riser is dedicating their support to women motorcyclists around the globe! With our initiative WHO RIDES THE WORLD we will be highlighting female riders, female clubs, female festivals and other great initiatives by women who all share passion for motorcycles. Make sure to stay tuned over the course of the next weeks.
Today we have the pleasure of introducing Amy Lee!
Amy Lee from Braunschweig, Germany, has managed to combine her two passions in to one; riding motorcycles and photography. She is 33 years old and rides a SUZUKI GSXS1000. As a photographer she is working for clients such as BMW Motorrad, Bike Promotion Europe and Suzuki motorcycles. Wanting to ride ever since she was a small child she made her licence in 2014 after a long wait.
How did you get the idea to start motorcycling and why did you start to photograph motorcycles?
I always wanted to ride but my parents were scared so I decided not to do my motorcycle license when I was 18. I always said, that I will either have a horse or a motorbike. When I started to work for BMW in 2012 it was like a dream come true. I love motorcycles and of course I love also to shoot them in different ways. Then I finally did my license as quick as possible to make photos at the BMW Motorrad Test Camp Almeria because they needed an off-road photographer. Since then I have been practicing in the dirt every year, with the best off-road instructors, Stefan Högerl and Radek Matoska. I learned a lot in a short time.
Which role do you think women riders play in the motorcycle world?
To be honest, I am not a fan of the “women on motorcycles hype“. I do it for myself. Riding is special, it’s freedom, it’s nature, it’s meeting friends and having lots of fun. And of course it’s my job! 🙂 I think it’s important that, if you are a woman and you want to ride … just do it!
Do you like to ride with friends and why?
Of course! Having a great time with great people with the same passion. It’s perfect.
Tell us a little bit about the most exciting ride you did recently?
Every ride is special, but riding in New Zealand preparing the GS Trophy 2020 event for BMW was very exciting. It’s the most beautiful country I’ve ever seen.
What would you like to tell all the female riders out there?
Karma is real. Do what you love, be brave and spread love!