Morning beginners gravel ride Durbanville to Paarl. Sunday 9 June

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2019/06/09 07:00


Morning beginners gravel ride Durbanville to Paarl. Sunday 9 June

Sunday 9th June

The BMWMCC is offering a morning ride on gravel from Durbanville to Paarl and back.

This ride will be a relaxed, slow ride to give riders new to gravel and opportunity to experience gravel riding under the tutelage of experienced riders.

Fuel & lunch for own account.



DATE     : Sunday 9th June 2019

Costs     : no charge for paid up BMW MCCC members.

                 R50.oo fee for non club members. (club dues not paid or not registered).

               We do not take cash for obvious governance reasons.

Only those booked on the ride will be allowed to join the ride.


BookingBook online here

 No fees for pillion


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+Paarl ride

Please email the EFT payment remittance to only.


Any dual sport bike welcome.


We will meet 08H00 Plattekloof Engen, Palttekloof road.

We will deflate tyres to off-road pressure at the Engen.

At 08H20, riders briefing, route plan and departure at 08H40.

We will split into groups of 10 riders, with experienced riders leading and sweeping.

Some of you have done this before and now when you do it again, you will be surprised how some 'dicey' parts that scared you seem so tame the next time round.

We will ride- irrespective of the weather.


Join us to build up kilometres under the belt or just to enjoy our exquisite back yard.

This is beginners ride.

If riding slowly does not appeal, you may not enjoy this ride.

The route will take us through Contermanskloof to the Malanshoogte road.

Then on to the Spes Bona gravel road where we stop for a briefing on gravel riding.

We follow a 81km  mix of easy to ride gravel then tar then gravel road to the foot of Paarl mountain.

In between we ride through two farmsteads- (2nd gear, no noise, no dust please).

We ride the famous Jan Phillips Drive and come out at our brunch stop.

There is a chicken run on tar to the restaurant if Jan Philips drive is too much for you.

After brunch (your own account) you can go off on your own, or join us as we head back 50 km via Suide Paarl, Fairview on a mix of tar & gravel to Durbanville.

You will realise we have a host of really cool roads to ride, on gravel, right on our doorstep.

There is no back up vehicle on this ride



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