OK so this is super awesome. A professional cyclist is helping support the women’s cycling team in Afghanistan…a country where bicycle riding by women is considered immoral.
For women in Afghanistan, riding a bicycle is taboo. What is considered appropriate behavior varies from one family and community to the next, but women riding bicycles is “generally considered immoral,” said Heather Barr, an Afghanistan researcher for Human Rights Watch.
To document the event, Galpin is taking five other women: a photographer, a writer, a social media manager and two filmmakers, who plan to make a short film about the women’s team titled “Afghan Cycles.”
Despite having received death threats, many of the female cyclists are eager to speak publicly about the team, Galpin said.