At the WRWR closing party WIMA World awarded Hayley Bell and the WRWR Admin Team “Special Recognition” and honorary lifetime membership of WIMA.
The nomination, by Trui Hanoulle, national president of WIMA/BAM Belgium:
“The WRWR has created a virtual and physical community where women riders from all over the world can share information and build friendship. This has led to broadened horizons and solidarity between women riders worldwide.
The WRWR is the biggest international motorcycle event ever and is changing the face of motorcycling. It is effectively bringing women together globally and it has and continues to contribute to the growth of WIMA as an international association.
Countless WIMA-members across the globe —from Europe, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia to name but a few— have participated in the passage of the relay through their countries, helping WRWR with their established networks. And vice versa, the WRWR has lead to new contacts and divisions (Luxembourg, UAE and Norway amongst the first), effects which are still rippling and will continue to do so. Many members have reached out to previously unknown women riders, visiting them and riding together. This refreshing, youthful, massive sparkle has strengthened and improved WIMA noticeably.”