8 May Part 1

One of the spe­cial aspects of rid­ing motor­cy­cles is that it is as much, or some­times more, about the jour­ney than about the des­ti­na­tion. You are in the moment all the time, in the scenery and experience every­thing more intensely than you pos­si­bly could while walk­ing or dri­ving in a car.


The beauty of rid­ing in South Africa is that the scenery can dra­mat­i­cally change minute by minute. You can crest a rise over­look­ing forests and the ocean with rugged dry Karoo moun­tains still in your rear-​view mir­ror.

Then we have the added bonus of the peo­ple in South Africa being strong, inde­pen­dent indi­vid­u­als with big open hearts and incred­i­ble hos­pi­tal­ity. Bik­ers per­haps more so than any­one else.


On Wednes­day we got a last minute request from Her­man v Staden to pop into the Plet­ten­berg Bay Ski Boat Club for break­fast. It was quite a treat!

Ben­e­fi­cia­ries

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.

Main Spon­sors

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.