Central Chapter run: Toeka se Dae near Bela Bela on 22 July 2018

Members and guests departed from the Petroport on the N1, north of Pretoria, at 09:45 on Sunday morning. There were in total 55 people, 18 bikes and 14 trikes. Dias van der Merwe organised this lovely run for us and we were blessed with a sunny and cool morning. Our destination was Toeka se Dae, a unique farm stall situated on the R516 and 1 km from the N1 on the road to Bela Bela. Everyone sat down to a scrumptious buffet breakfast in the restaurant where we spent the morning among friends. In between, some members wandered off to...

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Central Chapter: Newsletter July 2018

Hello Everybody Welcome to the second half of 2018. This newsletter is quite short as we have an important topic to introduce. More about that at the end. A few reminders: Please ensure that your bookings are made with Barbara for the Mystery Run in August (25th and 26th). Space is limited and filling up fast. Our July 22 run is to the Warmbaths area where Dias found us a great destination for the day. Details to follow later. We will make it a brunch run so that we can avoid the late afternoon Sunday traffic on the N1. The...

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Central Chapter run: Stonehenge Lodge, Parys dictrict, 24 June 2018

Members and guests came from Witbank, Pretoria, the West, East and South Rand and met at the final departure point at the Blockhouse on the R59. It was not too cold and everyone enjoyed a lovely winter run. The Gold Wings arrived at Stonehenge Lodge around 11:30. Stonehenge is a riverside lodge, conference and teambuilding venue, about 10 km on the other side of Parys. As guests entered Stonehenge, they were greeted by a large replication of the celebrated Stonehenge Monument. Throughout the complex, natural, strategically-placed granite plinths reinforce the African Ambience. We had the privilege of two guests joining...

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Central Chapter: Newsletter June 2018

  Hello everybody Almost midyear already and another month of activities gone by. Today, thirteen Gold Wings paraded at the East Rand Motor Show. There was much interest from the public, many questions asked, and a number of people enquired about bikes and trikes for sale. During our run in May, Henry proved that a trike can keep up with the 2-wheelers in the twisties at the Red Star Raceway. Thanks to the management of Red Star who made it an extraordinary day. On the people front, please keep Pax in your thoughts and prayers who is still in hospital...

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Central Chapter run: Red Star Raceway, 20 May 2018

Members left the final departure point in Boksburg at 08:30 on Sunday morning to travel to Red Star Raceway. On arrival, coffee was the first item on the agenda as most members left home in temperatures somewhere between 5° and 10° Celsius. Quintin Coetser, manager at Red Star Raceway, entertained members with an extremely interesting talk on biker safety and most, if not all, learned a great deal. The professionalism, facilities, and most importantly, the welcoming attitude, made for a great day that will be long remembered. Members then enjoyed a delicious breakfast where after Wing Riders were given the...

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Central Chapter: Newsletter May 2018

  Hello to Everybody The Mini Wing Fling has come and gone and what a memorable trip it was. Thank you to Chris for all the organising from this end, even though you could not join us. Please have a look at the Facebook photos and website write-ups, if you have not yet seen them. With our April run, we tried something new, as per request from some members. We did the run on a Saturday, instead of the traditional Sunday. Although it was well attended, the general feeling is that we must stick to the Sunday runs. The 2019...

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2018 Mini Wing Fling to Kakamas

  On Thursday, 26 April 2018, members of Central Chapter departed from Comaro Street in Johannesburg South, and members of Western Cape Chapter departed from Cape Town and surrounds to travel to the Mini Wing Fling which was held in Kakamas. Central Chapter travelled to Kimberley for their overnight stay and WC Chapter to Calvinia. Old friends met up at Dick and Meisie Venter's hotel, Kalahari Gateway in Kakamas, during the late afternoon on Friday, 27 April 2018, and enjoyed a delicious braai for dinner. The food was excellent every day of our stay! Thank you, once again. On Saturday,...

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