Our resident cycling Viking and film maker recently went over to Bangladesh to document the work of Nipa, a young lady inspired to help cyclists get a better grip on their rides through her entreprenerurial talents.
The intro says Nipa has set up her own business making motorcycle grips – they’re actually for all bikes!
Nipa makes her own bike grips that are proving so popular at market, she now has a chance to help herself and her community. The Queens Young Leaders Award helped develop her business ideas. She now employs more people to help expand her business and has the means to pay for her education.
“But now business is going well, I am studying part time again.” – Nipa
The Queen’s Young Leader Award recognises and celebrates exceptional people aged 18-29 from across the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives.
The Low Down
The grips are made from a light rubber and come in a variety of colour schemes. Naturally, the Viking purchased two pairs in red and black/red; matchy-matchy for the club kit. So far they’re made for flat-bar bikes, so let’s see how they fair on our commute this summer. Becoming financially independent, Nipa is a role model for those around her and an inspiration to us all.
Thanks Nipa, and more power to you!
For more like this, see ‘Afghan Women Cycles’