Annual Sutherland Winter Ride : 5th-6th Aug 2017 : Bookings Closed

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Sutherland Winter Ride : 2017

Bring your Partner

Yeeeeeeee Haaaaaaaa Sutherland here we come for the Annual BMW Motorrad Club Cape "Winter Ride" - weekend 5th - 6th August 2017.

All welcome.

This ride held annually in Winter has always been one of the highlights of the Club ride calendar and this year is sure to be no different.

We will have 5 groups going on this very popular weekend. We encourage you to persuade your partners/friends to come along with you and enjoy the ride and evening with us.

  • Group 1 will be Roadies slow ride (Led by David ffoulkes)
  • Group 2 Will be Roadies Faster ride (Led by Ian Verhulp)
  • Group 3 Off road easy/beginners (Led by Neels Wilken) 
  • Group 4 Off road Intermediate (Led by Charles Oertel)
  • Group 5 Off Road more experienced (Led by Geoff Russell)

Groups and leaders subject to change

Please note that both the road groups follow the same route one ride is slightly faster than the other.

None of the Off road Groups are really difficult. What separates them more so is the distance the groups ride. The beginners ride is shorter and easier than the others and no difficult terrain should be encountered. The entire Route is on well used gravel roads.

Among other interesting routes Gannaga Pass and Middelpos and possibly even Ouberg Pass will be on the menu for the “Dirties” while I am sure that the “Roadies” will find a nice detour to get there with a possible lunch stop at the lovely Lord Milner Hotel in Maatjiesfontein.

Oh……..what about the cost :

We have kept the cost the same as last year due to the fact that there was no increase in our dinner cost. Dinner our back up vehicle/trailer/back up driver : R300.00 per person.

A big thanks to Craig Cauvin for offering to drive the back up vehicle.

As usual Theo and his team from Jupiter Guest House will prepare a real Karoo Braai for all of us consisting of : Lamb braai with Wors, veggies, salads, farm bread, with cheese and jam, baked pudding with cream, coffee and tea.

Dietary requirements : If you have specific requirements please let me know and we will try our best to accommodate your choice (vegetarian, Halaal, etc). I am not sure if Vegans are catered for.



When you make your booking please let the place that you are booking with know that you are part of the BMW group.

Do not delay in making your bookings as Sutherland is very popular in Winter----------Book immediately

You will need to make your own bookings and here are some sites to look at :

Feel free to contact "Dolla" at Jupiter Guest House to assist you with your bookings - 023-5711340 :-

Some accommodation numbers:

  • Jupiter Guesthouse: 023 571 1340
  • Kambrokind: 023 571 1405
  • Whitehouse: 023 571 1444
  • Ester Jordaan: 023 571 1257


Or just go onto Google and type in "Sutherland Accommodation" and all the available places will pop up. Be warned that I do not suggest you book accommodation outside of the town as you will get very cold riding home after dinner.

There is also camping for those that enjoy camping cold.

Please try your best to book in Town as the nights are very cold and you don't want to be driving in these conditions especially after a few drinks.

As usual for peace of mind the Tour will be accompanied by the back up vehicle and the Club trailer.

Below is the 2016 invite in which many questions regarding the ride, tyre choice, etc are discussed. Feel free to read this and I am sure many of your questions will be answered ;


Your posting on the Forum (using your real name and email address) and or an email to me ( with your and your partner's name please as well as your simultaneous payment of R300.00 per person into the Club Account will confirm your booking. Make sure you have confirmed accommodation booked before paying.

Please remember that once you have booked and paid your payment is non refundable unless you are able to replace yourself on the Tour.

A sincere request from the organizers :

We arrange these Tours for your enjoyment. A large portion of the fun over this weekend is riding up to Sutherland in your "group" with your fellow riders meeting new people and creating new friendships.                                                                         Please don't make up your own group to ride to Sutherland.


Please state your group with your booking, either “TAR 1 or 2” or “DIRT 3, 4 or 5" depending on your group choice! If there are not enough riders in a specific group we will combine them.

Bank account details:

  • First National Bank
  • Branch : Long Street
  • Branch code : 201709 (Standard Bank users must add 2 zeros at the end)
  • A/c no : 50060098602
  • A/c name : BMW Motorcycle Club Cape
  • Ref: Your Name&Surname Sland and ride group

Please email the EFT payment remittance to


Motorsport is inherently dangerous.  As per paragraph 22 of the club constitution, the club shall not be held liable for any loss, injury or death of any member or guest, howsoever arising.

We look forward to your bookings.

Geoff     0828078130


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