We used to attend the annual toy run in Capetown every year and in fact I attended for seventeen consecutive years before the local one was started, after which I decided that it was better to give our toys to local children.
Last Sunday again saw the running of the local toy run under the auspices of the Westcoast Motorcycle Association (WMA) and we gathered at our usual place; Juffroushogte for an early breakfast as the local riders gradually poured in.
At 10h45 we rolled out onto the R27 and headed at a nice steady pace, in staggered formation up to Velddrif. Someone said that there were almost 100 bikes in the mass ride but it certainly seemed like more. I'm not a huge fan of mass rides because of undisciplined riders but this one was pretty well organised and there were no mishaps along the way.
|Many bikes festooned with toys|
|Us centre with Murray and Laureen behind|
Road Marshalls provided by Megaforce kept the intersections open for us and we rode into Velddrif and along to the Golf Club.
The Golf Club was a good venue and a nice place, I had not been there before, there was plenty of space and the beers were cold.
A few stalls had been set up alongside the trailer for the toys, it was by then pretty hot so people gathered in the shade - it's always hot in Velddrif!
and these girls helped throw the toys into the trailer, a lovely day out with great people doing good things. Apparently there were 240 people at the end venue and certainly most, if not all of the local clubs were represented.
There are only a couple of events left on the biking calendar now, let's see what 2019 brings, stay safe and keep the rubber side down.