4 May Ladi­smith to Cape Town 323km

After say­ing good­bye for now to Col Jan Breyten­bach, his charm­ing beau­ti­ful wife, Monty, Neels, Willem and the rest of the inter­est­ing crowd on the farm near Ladi­smith, Neels led us on the ‘scenic’ road out of the farm.

Again, Dave has no prob­lem rid­ing dirt roads with mud patches and ruts keep­ing up com­fort­ably with the KTMs and BMWs. I’m start­ing to see more and more that rid­ing abil­ity is a greater part of what a bike can do than the actual bike.

Near Bar­ry­dale we came across a ter­ri­ble motor­cy­cle acci­dent, and our med­ical doc­tor, Dr Andre, who is a spe­cial­ist in emer­gency med­i­cine amongst other things, offered a hand. Our sup­port team also stood by to see if we could help trans­port the Hayabusa back to Cape Town for the owner who was for­tu­nate enough to have sur­vived t-​boning a small car.

Out­side Mon­tagu Angus, who is an incred­i­ble sup­port here in Cape Town and has arranged our entire stay, routes and all events, waited with oth­ers from the MOTH Motor­cy­cle club to lead us into Mon­tagu where we met with some mem­bers of the Air­borne Rid­ers. King­nalodge hosted us ( http://​www​.king​nalodge​.co​.za/ ) and John Lewer ( Owner and Air­borne Rider MC mem­ber) and his wife were as hos­pitable as any­one we have so far met.

The ride to Cape Town to the Biker’s Church was hard. I was amazed at how many of the CMA rid­ers met us to ride with, wait­ing in the rain to join Dave. The wind was howl­ing and the rain was pelt­ing down. We were all cold and wet and work­ing hard at keep­ing the bikes upright and safely on the road.

At times though there would be a break in the clouds and huge dou­ble rain­bows would flank our ride or columns of bright light would pour onto lay­ers of sil­ver moun­tains in the distance.

All reminders again of how intensely beau­ti­ful the world can be if you are here to see it, but also that every­thing will pass, good or bad, noth­ing is permanent.


Cheshire Home South Africa

After more than forty eight years of ser­vice to Per­sons with Dis­abil­i­ties in South Africa, Cheshire Homes has accu­mu­lated a sub­stan­tial range of resources and ser­vicede­liv­ery pro­grammes, which are care­fully man­aged, in line with a ded­i­cated visio­n­and mis­sion refined in con­sul­ta­tion with Per­sons with Disabilities

Quad Para Asso­ci­a­tion of South Africa

QASA is a co-​ordinating, policy-​making, gov­ern­ing and­sup­port­ing organ­i­sa­tion.
The Asso­ci­a­tion strives to pre­vent spinal cord injury, as well as pro­tect and pro­mote the inter­ests of peo­ple with mobil­ity impair­ments by for­mu­lat­ing a national pol­icy and strat­egy, to develop and ensure the full poten­tial and qual­ity of their lives.

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Hoog­land Health Hydro

Hoogland Health Hydro

Hoog­land Health Hydro is a fam­ily owned busi­ness, spe­cial­is­ing in improv­ing phys­i­cal well­be­ing since 1977. Hoog­land prides itself in treat­ing guests as unique indi­vid­u­als and sup­port­ing and improv­ing the body’s own heal­ing abil­i­ties in a com­fort­able, nat­ural envi­ron­ment. Their team of med­ical and well­be­ing pro­fes­sion­als are highly expe­ri­enced and all cel­e­brate the tenac­ity of the human spirit. Few peo­ple embody spirit and tenac­ity as much as Dave Barr.