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Female Cyclists in Jeddah

Meet the Women Bravely Biking in Jeddah

Saudi Arabia has been making major strides for women in sports. In 2012, the Kingdom sent its first female athlete to the Olympics, and in 2016, the country sent three additional women.

In the coming academic year, physical education will be introduced for girls in public schools--an initiative that's been in the works since 2012.

Though it's rare to see women participating in sports publicly, the recent changes have sparked a movement in Jeddah, and women are taking to the streets with their bikes.

Founded by Ndima Abul-Enein, Al-Besklita is a group of female cyclists who meet regularly to bike on Jeddah's corniche. It's a brave step for the 30 women who have joined the club since its launch about 18 months ago. "I hope the community will accept us coming out and freely practicing our hobby without harassment," Dina Al-Quthmi, a member of the team, said.

Watch the video below to learn more about the women putting the pedal to the metal!

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