Best year-end camp for off-road bik­ers

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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.

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Michael Pen­ta­cost.

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