Women are now allowed to ride bicycles in Saudi Arabia - in parks, and if accompanied by a male relation, says The Guardian.
"the "unnamed official" who made the announcement added that women will be allowed to pedal only around parks and other "recreational areas". They will also have to be dressed in full Islamic body coverings, and – in a darkly comic stipulation that evokes images of tandems – they will have to be accompanied by a male relative. So cycling alone, and indeed towards possible gainful employment, will remain illegal, along with voting, many sports, and a host of other basic activities many would consider a human right."
There are comments below to the effect that:-
1. Nobody cycles in Saudi Arabia
2. There's nowhere to cycle in Saudi Arabia - it's too hot and the roads are too busy
3. This token cycling is better than nothing. At least the women are getting some exercise.
"When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race." said H.G. Wells.
If you see a woman on a bicycle she may be going places. Bicycles got women out of constrictive clothing and to Suffragette meetings, to jobs and on outings with men who weren't their male relatives.
They don't seem to be taking Saudi women very far.