Local rider Piwe Zulu will line-up in the South Coast EnduroX at Margate Fishing Pier on Sunday.
The country’s best enduro, motocross, trials and fun riders will get crowds revved up on at the South Coast Bike Fest #SCBF2017, which will culminate with the first round of the epic Powasol EnduroX Series.
KTM Durban will be sponsoring a bike and kit for Zulu, who hails from the Gamalakhe Township outside of Port Shepstone.
“My love for motorbikes started when I bought an off-road magazine,” recalled Zulu who notes his signature move as the ‘pop wheelie’. “By 2011, I had bought my first bike.”
Although he has only been riding for six years, Zulu has competed in the Matat2Pont as well as the South Coast Xtreme Enduro and the Powasol Enduro Cross in Pietermaritzburg.
“I love to be on the bike, especially for the technical sections and uphills,” he said. “I’m looking forward to the variety of motorcycles, incredible Powasol EnduroX track and spectators on the day.
“I’m so grateful to Powasol Xtreme Events and KTM Durban for the sponsorship and wouldn’t have made it this far without support from friends and family.”
Calvin Brophy, dealer principal at KTM Durban, said festivals such as #SCBF2017 allow people to come together and share their love of motorcycles.
“These days everyone is so busy with no time on their hands to do the things they love. Festivals give people the chance to engage with the sport and hobby they love. Everywhere I have travelled on a bike, whenever I get there I am greeted warmly and people want to hear about my travels.
“I have never had the same experience when travelling by car. So many people love motorcycles, and festivals like this just allow them to engage with the brands they are loyal to. KTM is more than a brand, it is a lifestyle.”
To witness the high-octane action, pre-register online for free access to the #freefunseeker tickets. Ticket holders will have access to a variety of dealership decks, a Classic Bike Museum, Mardi Gras Market, Village Square Trading area and Pop Up Food Village. The event site also gives visitors the option of 8 festival bars, 12 food trucks as well as onsite eateries and pubs.
In addition, the #freefunseeker pass provides access to the Village Pier Rock Stage where South African musicians the Hairy Legged Lentil Eaters, Hinds Brothers and Phil Moffet, among others, will perform crowd favourites.
Invest in the #fuelyourfun tickets for another level of musical entertainment at the Carling Main Beach Stage. Here, South Africa’s biggest musical acts, including Koos Kombuis, Jack Parow, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Gangs of Ballet, Jack Hammer Band, Fokofpolisiekar, Tender Mavundla, Prime Circle and Freshly Ground, and more, will rock the four-day festival.
All bikes are welcome at the South Coast Bike Fest and entrance to the four-day event is free provided pre-registration for the #freefunseeker tickets is completed at www.quicket.co.za. Tickets to the #fuelyourfun Carling Main Beach Stage are also available at www.quicket.co.za at a cost of R130 per day or R200 for the cocktail bar day pass. For a VIP four-day pass the cost is R360. Children under 12 enter free.
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Photo: Piwe Zulu (KTM Durban Powasol Racing), Klint Mills (Managing Director of Powasol SA, Commentator and Event Director) and Brett Redman (Track Builder and Director). (Justin Klusener Photography)