JD centenary run

Published: 10:46AM Nov 13th, 2012
By: James Robinson
Entries are now open for the centenary Johannesburg-Durban classic motorcycle regularity rally – the JD Rally – which will take place from March 7-9. The event will celebrate the first Johannesburg-Durban motorcycle race, held in 1913...
JD centenary run

Rally around...

“There is already great interest in next year’s JD Rally and we are hoping for a field of at least 150 motorcycles built between 1913 and 1936, when the last of these famous races took place on public roads between the two cities,” said clerk of the course and chairman of the Classic Motorcycle Club, Pierre Cronje.

“Interest is not limited to South Africans and we expect our largest field of riders from outside SA.”

Usually the rally is run from Durban to Johannesburg, but the centenary event will be run in the opposite direction, as the original road race was staged between Johannesburg and Durban from 1913 to 1921. The races held between 1922 and 1936 went from Durban to Johannesburg.

The JD Rally will start at Carnival City, outside Johannesburg, at 7am on Thursday, March 7 and the competitive section will finish in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal, at noon on Saturday, March 9, before a mass ride to the ceremonial finish in Durban. There will be overnight stops in Newcastle and Nottingham Road.

For more information go to www.djrun.co.za

Responses to “JD centenary run”

CBC Wallpaper

Newsletter sign up

Sign up and receive regular offers and information.

Other News

Shape your MSL of the Future

We need to know what you think about MSL. What do you like or dislike about the features inside? Which ...

Read More »

BBC Top Gear Stars Selling Their Bikes At Stafford Show

BBC Top Gear Stars Selling Their Bikes At Stafford Show

TV stars James May and Richard Hammond will be selling motorcycles from their personal collections through Bonhams at the 35th Carole ...

Read More »

View all...

Advertisements

Related magazines:

The Classic MotorCycle OBM Magazine Twist & Go magazine
Classic Dirtbike CR Magazine CBG magazine