REPORT ON THE CLUB BREAKFAST RIDE TO VIA’S DELI, MAIN STREET, GREYTON ON SUNDAY, 1ST SEPTEMBER 2019 – BY IAN SINCLAIR

Sunday morning was cold with clear skies, so it was getting dressed warmly with a short sleeve t shirt and a long sleeve t shirt with a neck buff and long warm socks inside our boots.

Arriving at Damelin there were already a few members waiting to get going for the long ride to Greyton. At 08h30 I briefed the riders on the route and the restaurant and then it was putting on of helmets and gloves and starting up our bikes.

Leaving Damelin we turned left into Liesbeek Parkway and then right onto the N2 and left onto the M5, over Koeberg Interchange and onto the N1. We stayed on the N1 until the Klapmuts/Stellenbosch turnoff, turning right under the N1 and heading off towards Stellenbosch. Passing through Stellenbosch, the route headed out onto The Stellenbosch/Somerset West road.

At the N2 we turned left onto the N2 and continued along until the petrol station on the left to collect ex member Peter Callanan and his pillion Debbie Schneider. Once they had joined the back of the group it was back onto the N2 and proceeding up and over Sir Lowry`s Pass and Houwhoek Pass. Past the Botriver turn off, we continued along until two [2] kilometres before Caledon, we turned left towards Genadendal and Greyton. Always on the lookout for any livestock on the road and riding past the turn off to Genadendal and onto Greyton. Slowing down as we entered Greyton for the speed bumps and stop signs. Further into the town we pulled off the main road on the right and found parking outside the restaurant. Upon entering the restaurant, we found Bill and Barbara who had come through from Villiersdorp area and Barry, who had made his own way to Greyton.

We all found seating outside on the stoep/patio and our orders were placed for coffees and our breakfasts. The coffees arrived quite quickly and shortly afterwards the breakfasts were served. Out in the countryside, there was no cold wind and it had now started to warm up very nicely. Nobody sat in their jackets eating their breakfast. Once the food had been consumed and the bills paid, it was time to put jackets, helmets and gloves back on and head off back home to our other engagements.

The food was good value for the long ride out to Greyton. A very quaint little town that did an excellent job of good service and good tasting food.

There were 16 members, 2 visitors, 11 bikes and 1 car. Thank you to everybody who attended the ride, it is appreciated.

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