|Posted on July 18, 2012 at 3:05 AM|
The G4s Siavonga which was held from the 30th of June to the second of July was a Motorcycle and Quad Social trail ride starting on Trent Farm in Mazabuka, Zambia and riding down the Zambezi Escarpment to end at Eagles Rest Camp in Siavonga on the shores of Lake Kariba. This event is now in it’s 9th year and is always well attended. A Huge THANK YOU to our sponsors, G4S Security, Ody’s Oil, Southern Cross Motors, Eagles Rest and Rob Marsden for organizing this event again.
We had 71 riders this year with 2 riders from South Africa and 1 from Zimbabwe. This is a family weekend with the whole family participating. The first day we depart from Trent Farm around 08h00 to fuel stop 1 approx 65kms of varied terrain, there is also another start for the less adventurous rider at Munali which is approx 35kms from Fuel stop 1 and not so difficult terrain to ride.
From Fuel stop 1 we ride down the Zambezi Escarpment through some beautiful terrain until we reach the Lusitu River and ride along the river for 30 odd kms until fuel stop 2. This section is also approx 65kms, here the not so fit can withdraw and trailer their Bikes to Eagles Rest Camp or they could complete the day by riding a further 70kms to Eagles Rest.
Day 2 is a rest day in Siavonga with a “Booze Cruise” aboard Eagle Rest’s Houseboat in the afternoon returning after viewing the Sunset over Lake Kariba. Day 3 is a short 120kms back up the Escarpment on a different Route to Trent Farm with most competitors completing by midday. On day 3 Dad’s will ride with their youngsters some as young as 7 years old on 65cc bikes as this route is not as difficult as Day 1, the organisers also have two fuel stops organised.
All in all a very good weekend, once again. Pictures of this ride can be seen on Zambia Motorcycle Riders Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ZambiaMx
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