Central Chapter run: Hô-Kaai Bistro, Loskop Dam area and to Hendrik and Maria Sadie in Groblersdal

Members from Central Chapter travelled from everywhere to meet up at the last departure point in Witbank. From there we travelled to Hô-Kaai Pub & Bistro, situated next to the N11 between Middelburg and Groblersdal where we had a buffet brunch while enjoying our friends' company. By 14:00, some members went home and the rest travelled to Groblersdal where we stayed over at the B&B of Hendrik and Maria Sadie. We had a braai with delicious side dishes and Rita Schoeman's birthday cake for dessert. Thank you for sharing your birthday with us, Rita. Breakfast was fruit salad and yoghurt and...

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President’s Chat – 31 August 2018

I should perhaps start by apologising for the deafening silence over the past five months or so. Work pressures have just been enormous, and even my bike has got about a month’s worth of dust on it. Terrible, I know. Anyway, welcome again to all Wing Riders from this corner of the National Council. As I write this, we are in the home stretch for Wing Fling 2018 with about a month and a half to go. All indications are that it’s going to be great, and so far about fifty members have confirmed their attendance. You should all by...

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Central Chapter Mystery Run: 25 and 26 August 2018

A "Mystery Run" was organised by Barbara and Stefan Polessnig. No one knew the destination until shortly before arrival. The destination turned out to be The Nest Hotel, a delightful country hotel situated in the Champagne Valley in the Central Drakensberg area of KwaZulu-Natal. It is a World Heritage site and was built in 1933. History On 21 September 1849 David Grey of Cathkin in Scotland left with his wife and four children on the barque Aliwal for Port Natal (Durban). In 1855 he moved to The Nest on the Voortrekker farm bought from Opperman, which stretched well into the Drakensberg....

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Western Cape Chapter run: Rooi-Els, 18 August 2018

Geskryf deur Boet van der Merwe Tydens ons laaste vergadering is besluit om die maandrit vanaf Sondag- na Saterdagoggend te skuif, en dan die bekendstelling van die 2018 Gold Wing te Honda Tygerberg by te woon. Baie lede het besluit om liewer direk die middag by Honda bymekaar te kom. Toe ek by die bymekaarkomplek aankom, het Kraai en die Nobles al vir my gewag. Percy en Elizabeth Bernstein het hulle ook by ons gevoeg. Toe dit duidelik word dat geen ander lede ons gaan ontmoet nie, het ons na Rooi-Els vertrek. Ons het via Gordonsbaai en Clarenceweg gery. Die...

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Central Chapter: Newsletter August 2018

  Hello to all the Wingers and Winglettes Thank you to Dias for selecting a very interesting venue for our successful July run. We were over 50 people and plenty of gadget sales were made by Nic and Maraai. Cars in the Park on Sunday, 5 August, is coming up. Thanks to Luke for taking control of the arrangements for this event. Our next important activity at Honda Menlyn in Pretoria is on 11 August. There are a number of activities in parallel here: 3.1 It will be show-and-shine for the entertainment of the public. Members are invited to participate...

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Western Cape Chapter run: Lambertsbaai on 20 to 22 July 2018

Geskryf deur Amorita Engelbrecht Ons Wing is nog steeds in die proses om gediens te word – ek dink André sien nie kans vir die koue garage saans nie. Nogal jammer, want Vrydag is toe 'n lieflike dag vir 'n rit!  Die velde is oral mooi groen na die droë somer. By Kardoesie, bo by Piekenierskloofpas, is daar al 'n plaat oranje Namakwalandse madeliefies.  Ook langs die pad by Clanwilliam steek die blomme hulle koppies uit, en hoe wonderlik om die dam so vol te sien, met glads 'n sluis oop, nadat hy omtrent leeg was toe ons Kakamas toe...

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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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