REPORT ON THE CLUB’S RIDE TO THE GOODWOOD SPORTS CLUB, MILTON ROAD, GOODWOOD ON SUNDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2017 – BY IAN SINCLAIR

Sunday dawned as a bright Spring Day. This was going to be a short ride as we had to cater for the members to save their money for the Springbok Rally at the end of the month.
Upon arrival at Damelin there were already a few members waiting to ride their bikes. Once the briefing on the route and restaurant was over, we departed for Goodwood at 08h30, the last time for the year on Winter starting time.
The route was into Liesbeek Parkway, turning right onto the N2 and left onto the M5, over Koeberg Interchange and onto the N1, taking the service road past Century City. The ride then turned onto the N7 heading in a Southerly direction towards Goodwood. The N7 then becomes the M7 [more commonly known as Vanguard Drive], now known as Jakes Gerwel Drive. We proceeded along Jakes Gerwel Drive, until the turnoff to Milton Road, we the ride turned left into Milton Road.
After less than 2 kilometers and just after the second traffic light, we turned right into the property of Goodwood Sports Club, where the Cape Town motorcycle club were having their briefing before they set off for Paternoster.
We parked our bikes and greeted our fellow bikers and then they set off and we entered the sports club.
We were seated in the bar area and menus were handed out and orders were placed.
Unfortunately, the service was a little bit slow and one or two of the members did not get their coffee.
The breakfast comprised of 2 rashers of bacon, 2 eggs, mushrooms, tomato, chips and toast for the princely sum of R45.00. Some members had omelettes for a similar price. Good value for our money.
In total there were 23 people who had breakfast. 17 members and 6 visitors. There were 9 bikes and 3 cars.

Two weeks later the trials section of the club held the National Trials at Welgelegen Farm, Kuilsriver, over the weekend of 16/17th September.

On the weekend of 29/30th September and 1st October, the Springbok Rally was held at De Hoek Mountain Resort, Oudtshoorn.

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