Motorcyclists descend on Toti

2016-09-28 06:00

DESPITE more than 1000 motorcyclists descending on Amanzimtoti last weekend, residents appeared unaware that the area hosted visitors from as far afield as the Western, North and Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Gauteng.

“The local hospitality industry confirmed major capital expenditure, while guests were also complimented on excellent discipline.

“This was despite the local motorcycle fraternity organising committee conveying apologies for any excessive noise along Beach and Andrew Zondo roads, due to actions of a few over-enthusiastic individuals,” said Councillor André Beetge.

This is the third event in KZN, yet so well received that it was unanimously decided to retain the Amanzimtoti venue for 2017.

“Unfortunately, the weekend was also marked by tragedy when a visitor to the event from Thabazimbi was killed after he lost control of his Toyota­ Hilux between Lower Illovo and the R603 on Saturday morning - no other vehicles were involved,” Beetge said.

In related news, more than 100 bikers participated in a mass ride from Seadoone Mall to Warner Beach on Saturday morning as a final tribute to biker legend Henry “Pops” Donovan who died in his sleep on 19 September. The service was conducted by Pastor Christiaan Brandenburg from Christian Motorcycle Association from St Winifred Methodist Church. - Supplied.

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