Sunday Classic Motorcycle Club run to Pringle Bay, 7th April 2013
Despite the weather being a bit autumnal there was a great turn out for the regular monthly Sunday morning ride of the Classic Motorcycle Club of the Western Cape. The route chosen was down to Pringle Bay which took us along the Muizenberg coastal road, past Mitchell’s Plain all the way through to our meeting point at the N2 services just outside Somerset West. We then continued on through Gordon’s Bay along the R44 with all its gorgeous left and right turns with amazing Atlantic seaboard views on one side and pristine Fynbos Cape Nature reserves on the other.
We stopped at the Drummond Arms Tavern, famous for its hot questionable-origin coffee and a decent value fry-up breakfast. The were lots of other biker groups there with giant Hyabusa’s and Fireblades, but none were as big (or have as good looking bikes) as the CMC. Special entertainment was had by all watching a flooded Husqvarna being cranked again and again outside the pub until the owner had to sheepishly push his bike down the road and wait for a lift.
As usual there were lots of different classic member bikes out on the run … plenty of immaculate looking BMW’s from different eras that always seem to start first time, a few 80’s Suzuki’s with lots of power, a couple of Brit bikes that didn’t break down for once and some more modern bikes too – a great mix of classic bikes and owners. Scroll down to the gallery below to see them in all their glory.
The Classic Motorcycle Club does a different morning route on the first Sunday of the month. If you’re interested in coming along to the next one, please click here.