Saudi women rev up motorbikes as end to driving ban nears
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Saudi women rev up motorbikes as end to driving ban nears

Even a year ago, it would have been hard to imagine -- Saudi women clad in skinny jeans and Harley-Davidson T-shirts, revving motorbikes at a Riyadh sports circuit.But ahead of the historic lifting of a decades-long ban on female drivers on June 24, women gather weekly at the privately owned Bikers Skills Institute, to learn how to ride bikes. Biking has been a passion ever since I was a kid, said 31-year-old Noura, who declined to give her real name as she weighs public reactions in the ultra-conservativ

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