Meet Singapore’s Coolest Biker Chick

She biked solo from Singapore to the Himalayas for charity

Last year, 28-year-old Vaune Phan embarked on a solo mission to raise funds for the Singapore Disability Sports Council. She rode eight hours a day through Malaysia, Thailand, Laos and China before finally reaching Tibet. The journey took one month to complete, earning Phan the title of the first and youngest female biker to ever complete this solo ride from Singapore to the Himalayas.

Phan began biking from the age of 18 and picked up Enduro dirt biking at 21, competing in various races. She currently rides a Suzuki DR200 and Ducati Hypermotard 796.

The young and beautiful rider shared more about her biking experiences and her advice for novice riders with us.

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What got you interested in dirt biking?

Since I was young, I liked watching Motocross races. I grew up loving the outdoors and always sought adventure, hence, I decided to try dirt biking when my friends introduced it to me. I fell into mud pools, fractured some bones, but loved the sport!

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What was the most exciting experience you’ve had during your solo rides?

When I arrived at the Chinese border with nothing but my motorcycle and a rugged bag. I couldn’t believe I made it all the way there from my home. That feeling of excitement intensified when I arrived in the Himalayan region and saw Mount Everest standing before my eyes. It was unbelievable.

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What advice would you give to beginners looking to get started with the sport?

Life’s an adventure, get out there, and ride on it!

Vaune Phan will be sharing more about her biking experiences at The Singapore Bike Show 2016. It will be Asia’s first comprehensive show of the latest motorcycles, bicycles and e-bikes from around the world. The show will also feature outdoor performances, stunts and safety ride demonstrations.

 

The Singapore Bike Show 2016. Singapore EXPO Hall 3. 1 Expo Drive, Singapore 486150. Aug 20 to 21.

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