Ubuntu Rally, all roads lead to Greytown

2018-01-31 06:02
Greytonians enjoyed meeting up and chatting to the 750 bikers at Sunday’s Ubuntu Rally.

Greytonians enjoyed meeting up and chatting to the 750 bikers at Sunday’s Ubuntu Rally.

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“GREYTONIANS if you were not there you missed a fantastic opportunity to meet and mingle with one of the greatest crowds of bikers I have ever come across.”

The bikers started arriving soon after 8 am on Sunday, and King Edward Park was filled with the revving of engines, each not costing less than R125 000. This, together with their leathers with club emblems, probably set them back a cool R15 000 minimum.

Who are these people who give so much to their passion? They are bikers (lawyers, accountants, clerks, a judge), who told me that they have decided Greytown is their town of choice to hold their annual Ubuntu Rally. I asked why Greytown and the overwhelming response was: “All roads lead to Greytown”.

I am very glad someone else realised this as this is the motto of the Umvoti Community Tourism Organisation, which had personnel at the rally handing out brochures and providing first-hand information on what to expect and where to go when visiting our town.

One of the highlights of the day was when the bikers (chaperoned by RTI for safety) took to the streets of Greytown and went throughout the town and Enhlalakhale.

It was a great day and thanks to Umvoti Municipality for supporting this event; Sikhumbuzo Dlamini, one of the organisers and a biker from Umvoti Municipality; Theresa Edwards Tourism and LED; and Umvoti Community Tourism Organisation represented by chairperson Sean Slatter.

We would also like to thank RTI, EMRS, Waste Disposal, Fire and Rescue and the SAPS for being in attendance, and sponsors Greytown Beer Distributors, Mascor, Izuzu and Toyota.

Having said that, according to the organisers, over 750 badges were handed out, which means there were 750 bikers benefiting and boosting the local economy.

A big thank you to Greytown Kinderhuis personnel who catered for those who were hungry with delicious wors rolls and ice-cold soft drinks.

— Supplied by Theresa Edwards, Umvoti Community Tourism Organisation.

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