Saudi women to ride bikes soon

Riyadh: Soon Saudi women would be revving motorbikes at a Riyadh sports circuit. The ban on female drivers will be lifted on 24 June.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has made several reforms including lifting of ban on female drivers considered to be a symbol of repression against women.

In Saudi Arabia, taking the wheel has long been a man’s prerogative. It was asserted that allowing them to drive would promote promiscuity.