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CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE CLUB OF NATAL

In February 1981 Mike Lang placed an advert in the Durban newspapers inviting interested individuals to attend a meeting with a view to forming a classic motorcycle club. About 20 enthusiasts gathered in the car park at Albert Park at 2pm on Saturday 21st February 1981. After a very social afternoon it was agreed to meet again in March at the same venue, on the third Saturday of the month.

By the third meeting there were a lot of new faces. At this time the park authorities also informed us that we were no longer welcome. All the members who joined and paid the R10.00 annual subscription at Albert Park are considered as Founder Members.

The next meeting was held at the Mayville Hotel and was our venue for the next few years. In 1986 CMCN moved to the Buff to their newly built clubhouse. The newly constructed Clubhouse allowed the club to grow to its current membership of 290 enthusiasts.

Members meet on the first Saturday of each month to compete for a coveted trophy for various categories of motorcycle. The make and theme of the motorcycles change from month to month. A monthly breakfast run is a popular event, taking routes to different venues.

The highlight on the Classic Motorcycle Club of Natalís events calendar is their Natal Classic, a Reliability and Regularity Trial over a total distance of approximately 500km for motorcycles that are at least 20 years old. The event takes place in the Central Drakensberg Mountains following a route through the Golden Gate Highlands National Park going as far as Clarens in the Free State.

If you find yourself looking for something to do on the first Saturday of the month from 12:00 onwards, come to the Bluff and pay us a visit you wonít be disappointed.