Bikers bring the spirit of ubuntu to Greytown

2020-01-22 06:00
Bikers will be heading to King Edward Park in their numbers this weekend. photo: supplied

Bikers will be heading to King Edward Park in their numbers this weekend. photo: supplied

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HUNDREDS of motorbikes are expected through Greytown as the fifth annual Ubuntu National Breakfast Run gets set to take place at King Edward Park on Sunday, January 26 from 9.30 am.

Between 700 and 1 000 riders are expected to take on the breakfast run this year.

Greytown was again chosen as the meeting place for the KZN section of the annual, national breakfast motorbike run this year, which will start from the Engen Garage at Northway Spar in Pietermaritzburg at 8.15 am.

Organiser Skhumbuzo Dlamini said the run started five years ago.

“It’s an international event because each province will have its own function.

“In KZN, Greytown was chosen as the meeting place.

“All the regions will gather in Greytown on Sunday,” Dlamini said.

At the event, a three-hour programme with the bikers will take place which the public is invited to attend.

The grande finale will see the bikers driving through Greytown before departing — this could cause traffic delays in and around the park and along the route of the breakfast run.

Dlamini urged motorists who will be using the R33, R74 and other roads to expect delays.

“We urge motorists to be patient while bikers are on the road. We are sorry for the inconvenience that this may cause,” he said.

This is a countrywide, annual event where, in each of the provinces, motorbike club members gather at one spot in that province at the end of their breakfast run.

For further information on the event, or to book a free stall, contact Theresa Edwards at the uMvoti Municipality at 033 413 9209 or send an e-mail to Theresa.­Edwards@­ Refreshments and food will be on sale in the park during the event.

Dlamini said presidents from 26 biking clubs will share a stage at the event.

He further appealed to motorists to respect bikers on the road.

“We invited religious leaders, community members, and business owners to attend the event. Entry to the event is free,” Dlamini added.

Ubuntu — “I am for you are”.

Let us Ride Free, Let us Ride Together, Let us Unite in Purpose.

Much Love, Honour and Respect to All!

We are One, Ons is Een, Rekaofela — South Africa

We are One, Rekaofela — Lesotho

We are One, Tiritese, Sisonke — Zimbabwe

We are One, Ons is Een — Namibia

We are One — Swaziland

We are One, Rekaofela — Botswana


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