Motorbike racing is gaining reputation in Nigeria, a predominantly soccer loving nation.
Most of Nigeria’s inhabitants are soccer followers, whereas some observe different sports activities like Basketball, Garden Tennis, Desk Tennis, athletics to say just a few.
Sports activities like Cricket, Rugby and Motor sport have much less followings however they’re additionally making headways to realize prominence.
In Lagos Nigeria, some residents are taking to excessive sports activities regardless of many seeing it as a harmful sport.
However these set of sportsmen and girls see excessive sports activities as enjoyable or a method to commute and are creating consciousness for the game they love.
Considered one of such consciousness programmes for biking is the Pillions Hangout with Bikerz which passed off at Freedom Park in Lagos.
The occasion which featured bike racing, stunts show, served as a platform to advertise secure driving in Nigeria.
The programme was a medium for enjoyable seekers, Pillions and Riders to community and share their ardour with non-bikers alike.
Bike racing is the usage of bikes for sport. These races might be in numerous types, like motorbike highway racing and off-road racing, on circuits, open programs, monitor racing and drag racing and extra.
For these bikers, driving is greater than a sport for enjoyable.
Oluwafemi Tinde, President, Trip Your Trip Biking Membership mentioned “It’s a remedy by itself; and you do not want to go to a health care provider.”
Tinde goes by the label Femdon within the Biking world. He acknowledged that “If I’m in a foul temper, or if I’m down. All I must do to clear my head is go for a 30-minute trip. Using provides me pleasure; I overlook all my worries as soon as I’m on the 2 wheels.”
A feminine Rider from Abuja Aisha Musa Bello acknowledged that “Using a motorbike provides you braveness to take action many issues that naturally you would not have carried out. When you change into a biker, you may obtain so many issues.”
The Producer of the Pillions Hangout with Bikerz, Awomolo Opeyemi who’s obsessed with selling motosports in Nigeria mentioned the occasion afforded Bikers within the nation the chance to create enterprise networks, increase Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME), promote companies and still have enjoyable.
Opeyemi says the usage of energy bikes will assist residents to navigate their method in a metropolis infamous for its hectic visitors jam.
He mentioned “If you have a look at the visitors in Lagos, utilizing a motorcycle for private, non-public commuting to work is the simplest method. On the third mainland bridge when going to work within the morning, you may think about the gridlock.”
Opeyemi acknowledged that “Once we trip, we simply go by the aspect on the third mainland and in lower than an hour you arrive at your vacation spot.”
He added that for many riders, biking permits them to expertise nature’s abundance and take lovely photos on the transfer.
Tosin Adebola was the primary African to embark on a cross continent motorbike journey. For him, the motivation to place Africa’s identify on the world map was his driving pressure.
“I went on-line and couldn’t discover any documentary by an African on motorbike journey. That was in 2013, and I used to be decided to be the primary African to do a motorbike journey throughout continents.”
The 53-year-old added; “I did it, I raised cash. It value over $100,000 however I raised the cash to do it.
It was in 2015 that I rode from Lagos to Icehotel kiruna, Sweden.”
Mykwheeler started driving at age seven. Through the years, he has turned an expert at his craft.
In accordance with the Stunter, apply helped him to beat the concern of performing stunts with a superbike.
“You simply need to be decided that you simply need to do it. It prices an entire lot greater than driving however that’s the place my very own ardour is.”
The 27- year- outdated Exhibitionist Pilot like many different riders had additionally tried his arms in different sports activities. “I used to be born and bred on this; I didn’t have an possibility. I attempted basketball in my secondary faculty days however nothing marches the fun of driving.”
Africanews correspondent David Taylor, experiences that the occasion at Freedom Park in Lagos featured races and stunts.