BMW Motorrad Club Cape
Monthly meeting … Minutes 25th May 2021 at 19H30
Wouter Introduce guest speaker J.P. Smith who gave us a 30-minute talk on Safety in and around Cape Town.
He mentioned the steps local government is taking to minimised crime and explained various challenges face by Metro police ranging from traffic to cable theft, illegal squatting, alternative housing and gangsterism.
Geoff welcomed and introduced our new treasurer Andy Froggatt
Simon; Tim; Jackie; Michael; Anna-Marie; Harry; Rowan
3. RATIFICATION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES 27th April 2021
Proposer: Daleen Van Zyl
Seconder: Wouter De Vos
4. NEW MEMBERS
Malcolm Farge No
Allan Broadley No
Irma Froggatt No
Neil Cameron No
Chris Van Rooyen Yes
Chris stood and gave us a bit about himself, his riding experience and his bike. [African Twin]
5. NEW BIKES: No new bikes
6. TRIP REPORTS – Not the Lesotho Chronicles 13 -25 March 2021 by Wesley Dawson, Wesley receives a club coffee mug for his great trip report.
7. PAST RIDES AND EVENTS:
a) 1st May International Female riders’ day … Wouter related information from Jackie about the ladies’ ride, the donkey sanctuary.
b) 9th May Breakfast ride Botrivier … Rouen gave an account of the ride from sweepers view point. Wonderful ride well led by Mike with a short stop at Klienmond. The breakfast at the Hotel was a fixed menu with coffee. Rouen spoke about meeting new members on the ride and the chats around the table.
c) 9th May on/off road ride pillion friendly … this ride was only attended by three [Die hard’s] because of the storming rain in the area and the washed-out roads it was turned into an explore rather than a friendly off-road ride.
d) 23rd May Breakfast ride Van Loveren … Geoff reported back on a very cold ride with 17 bikes and 20 people. It was a pleasant trip to Robertson and a warm up tot was soon procured. The return trip was via Franshoek with a stop-off for refreshments and listening to good music. Geoff left home at 7:30 am and got home at 5 pm.
8. FUTURE RIDES AND EVENTS:
a) BMWMCC off road beginners training day ride: invitation: 30th may 2021 …. Arno gave a brief description of what to expect and mentioned this would be the ride to replace the one postponed from the 15th May which was the second ride to suffer from too much rain. Safety was a big concern so the team made a prudent decision.
b) BMWMCC … Breakfast ride Die Boord in Wolseley 6th June … Ian spoke about this easy short beginner ride with breakfast at Die Boord for R59.00
c) BMWMCC off road open day 6th June …. Arno spoke about the open day and what you can expect to test yourself and chats about where you are in your skills. Can you slow ride? Do you know how to pack your bike on a trailer for transporting? The correct way to pick up the bike etc. Check if you can ride along a double path bush track or go up a hill like Sani Pass … all self-testing.
d) BMWMCC marshal training day 12th June … Donavan explained what the BMW marshals do and told us about the upcoming meeting and breakfast as well as the upcoming marshal training. He asked for any club members interested to contact him and come and join us. He expanded on the safety, the controls and how the marshals work with the event organisers and the COCT or local municipalities in the area of the event. A good contact person and number was offered to Donavan by our guest speaker for future cooperation WRT future sports events in the Cape Town area.
e) BMWMCC … Transkei wild coast motorcycle tour 13th to 22nd August 2021 … Geoff described the upcoming tour as an easy beginner’s tour. Bookings are well under way with a very good response since the newsletter going out, there is only one place left for either a single person or a couple. There is a person coming from Kenya to ride with the group and should there be any cancellations, Geoff will keep us informed so that those on standby can be added.
f) BMWMCC … Overnight ride to Sutherland 31st July … Wouter spoke about the overnight ride to Sutherland he is leading a small group. Accommodation is restricted due to contractors busy with construction at the wind farm. He has found 25 beds at three various venues at R300 to R416 pp and there will be a dinner where we will all get together. Geoff recommended if you haven’t been it’s a must trip for pure fun and something different.
a) Club apparel is being planned. Wouter spoke about the options of club apparel that Jackie is arranging, as soon as there is a full list the members will be informed. Options and payments will be communicated to the club members. The new kit will have the club’s new logo.
b) Monthly meeting Lucky draw. Wouter ask if everybody has written their name in the register? Rouen came up and explained draw would be via a random number generator and would only apply to a member present. The number was generated and number 27 won. David checked the register and the winner was Craig Liss. Craig won a R250 voucher the to the restaurant/bar at the club. David congratulated him.
c) David reminded us all about the GS trophy this coming Saturday. He told us about up coming guest speakers and invited members to make suggestions and or vote on various future speakers. The next speaker will be from the NSRI after that someone from the wine industry and then in August J.J. Le Roux from the Podcast world, he spoke to BJ about winning the GS Trophy. Gravel travel adventure riders is his niche podcast. He asked if the members would be interested to listen to the Cape Independence group. There where various opinions about its legality and could only take place if the ruling party changes the constitution.
Next Meeting – 29th June 2021
BMWMCC venue for meeting https://www.oakdaleclub.co.za/