Charley Oakland to ride in European Women’s Championship

Yesterday, The Bike Insurer announced that Charley Oakland will ride in the European Women’s Championship at Donington Park on 24 May.

The 21-year old from Lincolnshire will take to the track with confidence after an already impressive season in the UK-based Thundersport series where she leads the female championship by some distance.

That’s off the back of success in both the 500cc and 650cc series Charley rides in and it has been her consistent performance this season that made The Bike Insurer’s decision to pick Charley an easy one.

We spoke to Charley ahead of the most recent round of racing in Thundersport at Snetterton where again, Charley tasted more success as she reached the podium in two races.

Unsurprisingly, Charley is confident that despite her lack of experience in the European Junior Cup (EJC) and European Women’s Championship, she’ll push the other female riders all the way at Donington Park.

“I’ve looked at the time sheets of the races and think I’ll be there or thereabouts in terms of pace with the other female riders. I’ve got the advantage of already having raced at Donington this year and on a 650 so expectations are actually quite high.”