President’s Chat – December 2017

When I joined the Wing Riders almost five years ago, little did I realise that I would be sitting in the hot seat today as the newly elected National President of this wonderful organisation. It is both an honour and a privilege to have been elected as the National President and as such, I can assure you that I have only the best interests of the members and the advancement of the Wing Riders SA, as a whole, at heart. We, as the National Committee, as well as the Chapter Committees, share these ideals and we serve at the pleasure...

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Central Chapter: Trophies for 2017 and new 2018 Committee

The members of Central Chapter wish to sincerely thank the 2017 Chapter Committee for their service, their loyalty, their leadership and guidance. Your duties performed for the Chapter, were “add-ons” to the many other things that you did, including your careers, your families and lives.  We appreciate that you were willing to serve the Chapter and its members. To the outgoing Chairperson, Luke Hartog, a special word of thank you for bringing your passion, intellect, insight, experience and resources to the table. Where you now take up the position as President of Wing Riders SA, we know that you will...

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Central Chapter: Report by Chairman (Luke Hartog) at AGM on 11 November 2017

It was once again an honour and privilege to serve as the Chairman of a wonderful group of people that is the Central Chapter. It is my second year as Chairman of the chapter. We are currently 76 members strong, as opposed to 81 at this time last year. The difference is due to some members having resigned stating that the club no longer has meaning for them, they wish to do their own thing, and others have sold their bikes having given up riding due to health issues. We also gained some members during the year. We also lost a...

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Central Chapter: AGM and year-end function 2017

On 22 August, the Central Committee travelled to Hazyview to make arrangements for Central Chapter's AGM and year-end function. Shortly thereafter, invitations were sent to all members of Central Chapter. (To view the complete invitation in PDF format, click on the image above.) Members of Central Chapter departed from all over Gauteng and Mpumalanga early on Friday morning, the 10th of November 2017, to meet up at the McDonalds in Witbank. The early group departed from there at 08:00, enjoyed breakfast at Alzu, lunch at Gum Tree in White River and arrived at Hotel Numbi in Hazyview around 16:30. Good...

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2017 Wing Fling Awards and Trophies

Awards and trophies are not just about a pat on the back or a quick ego boost. They are about recognising and rewarding the efforts of individual Wing Riders who simply did the best in certain categories. In all the categories, it was extremely hard, not only to choose the three most outstanding contestants, but to reach a conclusion as to the final winners, took long hours of deliberation and consideration. We should always keep in mind why we own the best bike in the world ... to ride. We should always remember that we belong to this amazing club ......

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2017 Wing Fling

Written by Amorita Engelbrecht (Western Cape Chapter) Ons slaap Woensdagaand oor op Worcester, anders moes ons Donderdagoggend om 4:30 uit Gordonsbaai vertrek het. Krish en Gail het so 'n goeie naam by die Casino dat hy vir ons 'n baie goeie afslag gekry het vir die nag. Ons eet aandete by die Casino en gaan slaap vroeg. Donderdagoggend sluit Kraai Krige by ons aan, hy het sowaar natgereën op pad, terwyl Ceraj en Igsaan-hulle ook later bykom. Dit is baie koud tot op Laingsburg, maar windstil, wat vir my altyd 'n bonus is! Ek neem nog aan dat ons ontbyt...

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2017 Wing Fling – Exploring the Eastern Free State and Runs

During the 2017 Wing Fling, members went on two runs, one on Monday, 16 October 2017, and the other on Tuesday, 17 October 2017. Details of the runs, are at the bottom of this post.   BERGVILLE EXPLORER RUN Bethlehem to Bingelela Restaurant in Bergville on Monday 16 October 2017   General On this run we will riding from Bethlehem, to Clarens, through Golden Gate National Park, and then past the Sterkfontein Dam, through the Oliviershoek Pass to the Bingelela Country Restaurant just outside Bergville in KZN. A note on the condition of the roads: We drove these roads about...

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