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2015 33rd Annual Toy Run – Sunday 29th Nov.

RAT CT Breakfast Run

Meet @ the shop @ 08.30

Route via Ou Kaapse Weg.

Breakfast @ Golden River Spur , Fish Hoek

Then off to William Herbert Sports Grounds for Toy Run

Entry Fee – a Toy

Posted by on November 27th, 2015 Comments Off

LIMITED SPECIAL

Ride with the view to Purchase a Tiger 1200 Explorer and get a FREE Triumph T-Shirt with our compliments.

The enclosed is a limited special offer by Triumph SA & your favorite Triumph Dealership ( Mike Hopkins Motor Cycles).

Booking is required. T & C’s apply

Don’t miss out on this.

Posted by on November 20th, 2015 Comments Off

ALL BIKE RACE DAY (ABRD) – 2015

All Triumph Riders invited to join the lunch time parade @ the ABRD / 5th December 2015.

Parking in the pit area available for all TRIUMPH’s.

Parade will take place at lunch time ( est 12.35) – riding gear to be worn.

Posted by on November 20th, 2015 Comments Off

TOY RUN 2015

ALL RAT’ters invited to join in a social ride on Sunday 29th November –

A coastal ride , breakfast (somewhere depending on weather) and join at the 2015 Toy Run.

Posted by on November 20th, 2015 Comments Off

Triumph Explorer 1200 – Special

Triumph SA are offering a Special Deal.

Test Ride , with the aim to purchase a New Explorer 1200 and receive a FREE Triumph T-Shirt of your choice.

Offer Limited to Demo Explorer being available.

T & C Apply

 

Posted by on October 14th, 2015 Comments Off

RAT Weekend – Oudtshoorn

30th October – 1st November

RAT Cape Town – Weekend to Oudtshoorn. Join us for departure from shop @ 10.00 Friday the 30th October – Book at KleinPlaas , Oudtshoorn – Contact 021461567

for further details

Posted by on October 5th, 2015 Comments Off

Sunday 30th November 2014 – RAT Breakfast Ride

With the annual Toy Run event taking place RAT CT broke away to do a figure 8 around the mountain ride , ending up at the Waterfront.

The route , planned and led by Movember Gareth led the group of 28 departing at 08.50 & arriving at FerryMans at 10.50 – and we had to wait 10 minutes for the clock to strike LEGAL.

There were a few “first time” joiners…thank you guys, it was great to have you along. The pace was moderate , the weather was great , the wind was no where to be found. Just before Chappies , Fender Bender ( Tenere 660) decided to rearrange the rear end of Rodneys SpeedMaster. But all good , now the SpeedMaster is bright from behind. Chappies is a pain @ R25.00 per bike , to get the sweaty gloves off , money out , back on again…….but all good when one stops to view the coast. Flat sea and a beautiful Hout Bay. Over the mountain and towards Oukaapse Weg , Houtbay again and along the coast. Camps Bay was wall to wall with…….. yes umbrellas………

Mitchells was a welcome sight and all except the 2 BSA’s arrived on time.

THANK YOU ONE AND ALL.

  • SUPPORT THE TWO TRIUMPH RIDERS ON THE 6th @ KILLARNEY IN THE VARIOUS CAR GROUPS – WELL DONE TO FRANCIS FOR BECOMING CHAMP 2014
  • SEE YOU ALL THE 16TH DEC FOR THE ALL BIKE RACE DAY @ KILLARNEY
  • 2015 CALENDER OF EVENTS is up and running. For overnighters please book early to avoid disappointment. Any destinations / events that RAT’ters would like us to publish and / or support please let me know so that I can put into the Calender 2015.

 

 

Posted by on December 1st, 2014 Comments Off

Oudtshoorn 2014

OK…………….. so we managed to get the weather all over the place again. The wind was hectic. But not hectic enough to deter the riders. WIND was the order of the day.

N1 to Worcester , Robertson , Ashton , Montague & stopping Barry dale for lunch. Thanks to Derek (Country Pumpkin) for the “warmers”. As always the food was great. Wind again. Oudtshoorn by 16.00. Kleinplaas was a welcome sight as strained necks needed a rest. The bakkie was 1 1/2 hours behind with Bullet Burger flying in around 7. Loading all into the bakkie off to dinner.

Black Swan is a real treat – Thanks David Pienaar for the recommendation. Food was great. Service stunning. prices not too bad either. The Swellendam’ers joined in.

Saturday morning started off great. Kleinplaas breakfast is a real filler.

Down Robertson Pass to Eight Bells. Thanks to all that posed for photo’s. Bernadine (Die Burger) was there on her Daytona 675. Joined by the local Garden Routers we set off in the wind to Knysna. Sadly the camera’s along the road flashed a few times. Mitchells Brewery was a hoot. Split into 2 groups the tours and tasting went off too well. There was a coup against the Black beer (by one ratter) , marriage proposal (by one ratter), hording of certain tasters( by a non ratter) many laughs and no spills. Thank you Mitchells Beer.

Back to Oudtshoorn via a VERY misty wet Outenique Pass.

Kleinplaas for Braai. Salads prepared by the Kleinplaas ladies was super. Way too much meat. A Blow up over the Head trick by our own Robby Williams , Giggles , laughter , the 2 Germans found window sills for tables to eat off , almost ran out of ice . Thanks to Kleinplaas for the use of the Lapa & utensils.

Sunday morning 09.00 departure started at 08.30 , no wind , only a police check point and further no issues.

Ronnies “…..” Shop for a stop , Country Pumpkin for lunch – again thanks Derek for the specials – Du Toits Kloof Lodge for a GOOD BYE.

Who joined in …………… Triumphs , a sole Griso & a Tenere. Photo’s show all.

THANKS TO ALL FOR JOINING. NO TRIP IS A SUCCESS WITHOUT PARTICIPATION FROM EVERYONE.

Will we do it again ? YES !

WHEN ……….. watch the calendar ……………

 

Posted by on November 3rd, 2014 Comments Off

ElandsBay 2014 – 19th July

Explorers , Tiger 800 xc’s , Thunderbird’s , and one single Griso ( which appeared at a Stop & Go) , had a fun ride to Elands. The hotel was ready , the bar most welcoming , dinner was great (massive portions of fish – tender calamari – huge burgers) and a massive fire afterwards. Wigs were worn by all…………photo’s say it all.

What happened………….. well watch out for the next event , meet the people that attended , and join in for the next ride / overnighter / weekend away.

 

Posted by on July 21st, 2014 Comments Off

RAT – Matjiesfontein – 8th March 2014

RAT’ters

There is still accommodation available @ the Lord Milner in Matjiesfontein

Contact hotel directly on 0235613011 / use ref : Triumph Cape Town

Email will be sent out with route – but departure from shop is @ 11.00

Plans for the afternoon / dinner dress code / ride back to follow on email.

Posted by on February 20th, 2014 Comments Off