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Classic parade kicks off South Coast Bike Fest


A selection of the country’s most impressive classic bikes will participate in the opening parade of the new South Coast Bike Fest at Margate Beach from 27 to 30 April.

Fuelled by the Natal Classic Motorcycle Club, the parade of some 40 must-see classic motorbikes will ride through Margate and park at the Classic Bike Museum stand on the beachfront.

Visitors can pursue the array of collectable bikes (pre-1937) as well as a number of classic bikes (pre-1992), which will be displayed on the Classic Open Stand.

Among the parade bikes will be an extremely rare 1922 Douglas and 1931 AJS, owned by Ken Sink, chairman of the South Coast Motorcycle and Car Club, a subsidiary of the provincial organisation.

"I’ve ridden the AJS since 1982 as it was left to me in the previous owner’s will and I’m the third person to own it. I’ve constructed the Douglas over the years," said Ken.

In addition to the beautiful machines, the festival promises great entertainment and eating facilities including 35 of the country’s top bands and artists - Die Heuwels Fantasties, Prime Circle, Majozi, Professor, Just Ginger and PJ Powers among them.

There will also be 14 on-site restaurants and upgraded pubs and nightclubs, eight festival bars, gourmet pop-up food courts and some 5 000 holiday beds all within walking distance of this new secure festival zone.

All bikes are welcome at the South Coast Bike Fest and entrance to the four-day event is free provided pre-registration is completed online. Registration allows ticket holders access to the event boulevard including secure parking and acces to the Main Beachfront Boulevard, Village Pier Rock Stage, Mardi Gras Market and much more. To pre-register for the #freefunseeker tickets, visit

Tickets for the #fuelyourfun Carling Main Beach Stage cost R130 per day or 200 for the cocktail bar day pass. For a VIP four-day pass the cost is R360. Children under 12 enter free. For more info visit

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