Best year-end camp for off-road bikers
GILLITTS’ best rider, Michael Pentacost, will show fellow off-roader enthusiasts why he is SA’s current national off-road motorcycle and quad champion by staging a tabletop demo at a New Year’s Enduro at Ashburton on the weekend of December 30 and 31.
The New Year’s Enduro forms part of the JJS Summerfest and provides a free ride for motorbike enthusiasts with any level of experience, from kiddies’ rides to a 10 km cross country race with technical section, a river crossing and rocks galore.
Event co-ordinator Grant Nelson suggested off-road riders can make a memorable New Year’s weekend by camping at Ashburton, where they can join the JJS festival, which has a night market, coffee marquee, food stalls, and loads of kid’s entertainment. Headlining music at the festival are Gangs of Ballet, while Pietermaritzburgborn Josh Wantie. Johannesburg comedian Napsta will also entertain the crowd.
An open mic stage will be set up on New Year’s Eve for a talent show and all budding artists are encouraged to perform, free of charge.
The track opens from 9 am to 2 pm, and paramedics will be on hand to attend to emergencies. Entry is free for riders, but there are also no prizes for finishing the tricky track. • More details from Grant Nelson on 072 200 1844.