Category Archive for: Cape Town rides

Spring time classic motorbike Sunday run

This Sunday was the first classic bike club run of Spring and it was a glorious warm day for riding around on the peninsula. Unfortunately that meant that a large number of pedal powered machines were on the road along with everyone else, so we were often stuck behind boats being towed or lethargic Sunday…

Sunday Spice Route breakfast run

This morning the club had a good turn out for it’s monthly breakfast run. It was a bit foggy and chilly to start with, breaking out of Paarden Island just after 9 and heading out towards Durbanville. A lot of us were convinced we were taking the second ramp off to Durbanville as we discussed,…

Century Run 2015

Another big South African regional event in the classic bike club world, and one where all the various Cape Town bike clubs come together to give some of their older bikes a good run too … The century run is all about pairing the oldest bikes with the oldest riders on a ride out in…

Chappies run on BMW’s

We had another ride excuse this Sunday … to discuss the Classic bike club ride coming up and test ride the BMW R90s (now that I have let go) ,  and the BMW R69 (a smoothie) and the r 1200 r for a bit of uber ooomph. Attached a spread, 1950’s, 1970’s, 2010’s……mere words cannot…

Classic Ride to Philadelphia

On today’s classic bike club ride to Philadelphia in the Western Cape we had a good turn out with a good selection of bikes … Howard’s 1975 BMW R 90 S was on its inaugural club ride! We set off from Woodbridge island, then headed down the R27 right onto the old (and grumpy) Malmesbury…