Rally in the Valley 2016
WEEKEND OF THE 26th to 28th February 2016
3rd Annual Ladies only Rally!!
By: Dave Abrahams/ IOL Motoring/February 28 2016 at 05:38pm
Robertson, Western Cape – The third annual ladies-only Rally in the Valley at Silverstrand resort over the weekend, hosted as ever by Lady Bikers SA, was the biggest yet, with than 220 pre-entries and at least another two dozen ride-ins, a turnout that would have been envied by many mainstream rallies.
They arrived from all over South Africa, starting as early on Friday morning, from Mossel Bay, Port Elizabeth and as far away as Pretoria, as well as one group from KwaZulu-Natal, all cancer survivors and all dressed in pink. They’d taken three days riding down and were planning to ride back in two - but in between they were ready to have a rowdy good time.
Yet they were among the first to muster on the road outside the resort early on Saturday morning for the mass ride through the town to the first of two charity stops, the AGS community centre, escorted by traffic officers, police and what seemed like most of the population of Robertson.
There the organising committee handed over a package of donations, including a big-screen TV and satellite decoder, as well as boxes of sweet treats for the kids, before the real business of the morning began, with children from three to 83 – most of whom had never seen a motorcycle up close before - lining up for a ride around the block on the back of a big, gleaming, and in many cases intimidatingly noisy bike.