Welcome to South Coast Bike Fest
Bikers and bike enthusiasts descended on the coastal town of Margate enjoying all the action, music and fantastic feasts on offer at the South Coast Bike Fest.
Getting the event started was the impressive Opening Parade from Margate Main Street to the Classic Bike Museum Stand at the beachfront. The audience was treated to sightings of extremely rare, vintage motorcycles, such as the Douglas 1922 and AJS 1931, featuring alongside some 40 classic bikes, all of which was fuelled by the Classic Motorcycle Club of Natal.
Stepping into The Village Market Trading Square, guests could view and buy quality biking products with ongoing entertainment provided by buskers, street artists, Samba dancers and poi fire dancers within the Mardi Gras Village. The event venue also kept everyone satiated with 8 festival-themed bars, 22 onsite restaurants, pubs and clubs and even craft beer villages.
Sounds of the festival reverberated across the town with 35 of South Africa’s top musical acts putting on some memorable performances at the two music arenas.
Those looking for some serious high-octane action got their full at the Dezzi Festival of Speed, set at the Dezzi Raceway on Saturday, 29 April.
Throughout the festival, the Margate Fishing Pier formed the Experiential Energy Zone where top riders, bikers and skaters will provide action-packed entertainment.
On Sunday, 30 April, audiences were captivated by the country’s best enduro, motocross, trials and fun riders at the epic Powasol EnduroX Series, presented by the Powasol team at the Margate Fishing Pier. Big-name riders all competed on an amazing track constructed by legendary South African MX star, Brett Redman, as well as internationally-renowned EnduroX track builder, Holger Dettmann.
Community support continued on 29 April as the Mayoral Charity Parade took over the streets of Margate. Here, R20 000 was donated to the children of Othandweni Cerebral Palsy Daycare Centre in Gamalakhe, ensuring these youngsters receive food for the upcoming months.
The final Shelly Centre Mass Parade, included entertainment and food at Shelly Centre’s rooftop with an impressive biking parade setting off later that morning. Overall, an incredible finish to a hugely successful biking festival.