General Info: New Route for the 15th anniversary! Leaves JHB on Saturday the 29th Sept arrives Richards Bay Oct 2nd. Dirt bikes, Adventure bikes, side by sides, quads and off-road buggies all welcome!
What is the Quads 4 Quads Charity Ride?
It is a social family ride in the dirt – all the way JHB to Richards Bay. The ride raises funds for the Quad Para Association of SA. (QASA) Fundraising Number: 000881. Over the last 14 years, this ride has generated more than 9 million rand for QASA.
Who can come?
Anyone really – if you have an adventure bike (Dual Purpose), off road bike, quad, go-kart or side-by side. We do suggest nothing less than a 200cc though.
Adventure/ Dual purpose riders: This ride is definitely for you guys too, we mark you around the more technical bits and you’ll see so many interesting places it will make your eyes water!
Do we need a backup?
You have to have a bakkie for backup – say 1 bakkie and trailer per five riders. EPS Courier services sends along a truck or two to help out. Backup vehicles do not travel along the same route as the bikes and quads.
Is it technical?
There are lots of technical bits, but the bulk of the ride is easy with beautiful scenery. Trail Riding. There is approximately 10 kays of tar on the whole route, the rest is in the dirt. We mark easy routes around the difficult bits for those who do not want to do them.
Do we load and tow on any of the sections?
No – you ride the whole way. The total distance is just more than 900 kays with sleepovers in the towns and villages in between. This years event is basically a whole new ride!
Do We Need to take our own food?
Bring snacky things and pocket money, but dinners, lunches and breakfasts are all included in the entry fee. And it is fantastic you will not go hungry.
Accommodation en route?:
Your fee includes camping the whole way, so bring along your tents and camping gear. You may, however book into bed and breakfasts all along the route. Those details are on the booking forms.
What about petrol?
There are petrol stations every 100 kays – so bring along fuel money – roughly R900 per bike depending on how thirsty your bike is – and how high the petrol price goes…
If you cannot do 100 kays on a tank, strap a spare 2 litre to the carrier.
What if we have an accident?
MTFS sends along two or three medics to ride with us. Helicopters and ambulances are on standby along the whole route.
In previous years we have had a bike shop or two with us.
They took care of all of the breakdowns along the trail. More serious damage was loaded on the trucks and repaired in the towns. Carry the odd spare like master links, puncture kits, cables and tubes. We are chatting to dealers at the moment to see who can help. The Quads 4 Quads ride is fun, an awesome experience and it is for such a great cause. If you have any questions, please drop us a mail at:
All of our details:
Tel: (011) 979-0053 (011) 979-5035. Corinne 082-870-6134.
Glenn 072-177-0621. Anette 083-314-2203
Two Class B wins and overall for the day for Anja tom Suden in her comeback race at the Suzuki Club Championship Red Star Raceway on Saturday (21st July)
“After East London’s crash we had to strip the bike down and assess all the damage, a crack in the exhaust was a slight set back, as we only discovered it after having done a test session, which then meant removing the fairings to get to the exhaust headers and sending them in to be welded up. Wynand of RaceTec Exhausts did a fantastic job,” said Anja tom Suden.
“This was a bit of a setback for me missing a number of events, “I was out at Red Star Raceway putting in a few practice sessions, the bike felt perfect, so we were both ready. The track has changed direction to clockwise, so I needed to familiarize myself with the track’s current direction another challenge,” said tom Suden.
The 2-month break was good for Anja as it gave her time to sort out the bike and put in some practice time, it was also time to get back on the bike and back into the action. The Red Star Raceway Suzuki Club Championship was the perfect event to test everything.
“We got to the track nice and early to setup and get ready for the day’s action, it was a fairly busy day, as there were more classes on the day than normal, qualifying turned to be a slight problem as the power had tripped and we only realized once it was my qualifying run and the front warmer was off. Not something that any rider wants especially being the front tyre. There was no time to waste so out I went. Through hard acceleration and hard braking, I managed to get some heat into the tyres and then it was time to lay down some hot laps. I struggled to get decent rhythm and a slight brake fade didn’t make it any easier, which resulted in qualifying 14 for race 1,” said Anja
Race 1 came up and she was determined to make up a few places, she had a good start off the line and managed to make up 4 places. The 1000cc riders had a slight better speed on the straights than her 600 but she still crossed the line 1st in Class B. Race 2 she started from 12th on the grid, being on the inside of the track was not ideal but she made it work as best as possible and still managed to make up some ground, finishing Race 2, again 1st in Class B and ultimately 1st overall for Class B ahead of Justin Evans and Llewellyn Chipps.
“Overall, we took some key areas from the race where we need to work on before he next race.
It was a good day and even better that despite some crashes in other categories they still ran the day on time and smoothly, which is typical of the Red Star organizers, marshals and medics who do a really great job for the competitors on race day. Also, a big thanks to Autobarn, Ingco Tools, Valet Cafe, XADO, HEL Performance and my other sponsors for all their support. As without all of you, none of this would have been possible and I am truly grateful for all the support,” said Anja.
“We are all glad that Anja is back racing again, she is certainly one determined brave lady, we congratulate her on her class win at Red Star and we wish her all the best for the rest of the season.” said Terry Brand MD AutObarn SA. Coming off a superbike at speed has its setbacks and she has handled this all very well, said Brand.
Next race 1st September at Red Star Raceway, Delmas Mpumalanga
The attraction of a very varied mix of classic and modern motorcycles in a convivial atmosphere once again proved a successful recipe for the Classic Motorcycle Club’s annual 1000 Bike Show
It was staged at the Germiston Sports Club on June 30th and July 1st and this year the weather played along, too, with a mild weekend just before an icy cold snap hit Gauteng.
“We were satisfied with the good support the show received from thousands of visitors and we once again had a high standard of motorcycles on display, as well as a wide range of trade stands,” commented Rusty Thorns, chairman of the Classic Motorcycle Club (CMC), which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
As is usual at this show, there were a number of unusual machines on display.
One that attracted plenty of attention was Alan Heynes 1916 Autoped, which was made in New York and is claimed to be the world’s first scooter, with the rider standing upright as the powered front wheel hauls this unusual two-wheeler along the road. It certainly turned heads as it was ridden up and down the display tent during demonstration rides.
Another unusual bike on display was a bicycle powered by a 50cc Xundapp engine - an original moped dating back to 1956.
The machine is owned by Maynard Marshall and requires some work to get it running.
The judges had a tough time deciding on the various category winners and runners-up as the standard of presentation and workmanship were, as usual, very high.
In the end Neville Nicolau’s 1976 BMW 90s was adjudged Best Motorcycle on Show among the classics.
Neville says he bought the motorcycle three years ago and then rebuilt it completely.
He also won the class for Japanese motorcycles over 250cc with his immaculated Suzuki GT750, a water-cooled three-cylinder two-stroke dating back to the 1980s.
Brett Allan’s Yamaha XS650 Chopper took the Best on Show honours in the custom motorcycle category.
Results of the two Concours d’Elegance contests at the 1000 Bike Show.
Best On Show Neville Nicolau - 1976 BMW
Best Classic - Roland Nancekeville - Velocette MSS 500
Best Post War British - Ralph Pitchford - 1954 AJS
Best Pre-War British - Roland Nancekeville - Velocette MSS 500
Best American - Bill Lance - Indian Scout
Best European - Umbretto de Stefanis - Moto Guzzi Falconi
Best Japanese over 250cc - Neville Nicolau - Suzuki GT750
Best Japanese under 250cc - Bikecraft - Yamaha YZ1
Best Off-Road - Bruce Thomas - 1978 KTM 250 MC
Best VMX Race Bike - Evan Pretorius - 1973 CZ 380
Best Street Scramber - Bikecraft - 1984 Honda XR500RE
Ladies Choice - Isaac Rubins - Royal Enfield
Best on Show - Brett Allan
Best Standard - Vernon of KCR Motorcycles
Best Street Modified - Eric Repsold
Best Street Fighter - Juan-Paul Loots
Best Cruiser - Leonard Myburgh
Best Classic - Paul Kotze of Dyno by?Quint
Best Customer - Traditional Motorcycle Co
Best Harley Davidson - Rory Hearn
Best Chopper - Brett Allan
Best Trike - Fred Hardy
Best Paintwork - Leonard Myburgh
Best Engineering - Fred Hardy