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Swazi Observer: 30/08/2016 by Majaha Nkonyane

Swazi Rally leaves good impression

The 23rd Annual Swazi Rally held at Sidvokodvo this past weekend left a good impression with a number of biking clubs that attended the event.

The whole weekend was ruled by the sound of bike engines revving up, littered next to camping tents all over Riders Ranch.

The place was busy with mini parties from different biking clubs who had a lot to say about their experience in Swaziland.

swazi rally 2015

SWAZI RALLY 2015

Times of Swaziland: 30/08/2015 by Thobeka Manyathela

Bikers dance the night away

SIDVOKODVO - DJ Fresh, who is also known as the ‘Big Dawg,’ had bikers off their expensive, mean machines and on the dance floor all night on Friday.

This was during the first leg of the annual Swazi Rally 2015, which took a place at Riders Ranch in Sidvokodvo.

Bikers were seen zooming through Manzini city from as early as 2pm in their BMW RRs, Ducatti Superbikes, Harley Davidsons and Boulevards, headed for Riders Ranch in Sidvokodvo.

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As soon as the gates opened at 6pm, the Castle Hall was filled with bikers, ready for a good time.

Leading the night’s events as Master of Ceremonies (MC) was Richard Green, Cape Town Radio personality and an avid biker himself.

The MC welcomed all those in the arena as speakers were set up in all of the corners of the ranch so that those at the campsite could hear what was going on inside the main hall. The fun adult games started at 9pm with the naughty ‘Banana eating competition where six ladies from the audience were selected to come on stage and show the audience just how to ‘eat a banana’.

The naughty games have been a staple at the Swazi Rally and always get everyone excited as they cheered on their favourite girl.

This was followed by the dance competition where Miss Wet and Wild was selected. This sexy scene saw ladies in wet T-shirts having to compete through sexy moves on stage and SA’s Noma took the title this year, also winning herself a goodie hamper.

The guys were not excluded as they also had chance to participate in the games. They played the 'Putting on a condom' game. They gentlemen had to display careful skill in putting on a condom over their heads and faces, without breaking it.

This game, while funny and always exciting, is one organisers of the rally also use to remind the audience to condomise.

"Let's protect ourselves this weekend and make sure when you are with a partner, you do it right and condomise." added MC Richard.


 

Swazi Observer: 01/09/2015 by Phesheya Kunene

Over 5 000 bikers attend Swazi rally

This year’s annual rally saw about 139 motorcycle clubs registering and honouring the event. most were booked at the campsites provided by All Out Africa, within the Riders Ranch premises

Over 5 000 bikers made sure their super bikes’ exhaust sounds shook up the Riders Ranch as they made it through to this year’s Swazi Rally.

This year’s annual rally saw about 139 motorcycle clubs registering and honouring the event. most were booked at the campsites provided by All Out Africa, within the Riders Ranch premises.

"This year’s Swazi rally had a very impressive number of clubs attending. Last year we had about 30 clubs camping, while this year saw over 100 clubs booking to camp here," Sonia Paiva, one of the organisers, said.

Swazi Rally 2015

WOW: This Kuwata super bike caught the audience's eye
with its speed during the bike racing. (Pics: Phesheya Kunene)

The inclusion of veteran South African house spinner, DJ Fresh seemed to be the right buttons pressed by the Paivas.

The famous spinner of 5fm, who confessed to be a solo biker, took to the stage at noon and performed for a full two hours.

The Dj said it felt so good to be invited and perform for the first time in this kind of event.

The song ‘Sister Bettina’ set the tone as it got everyone in a jovial mood with kwaito tunes jamming in the properly erected speakers at the venue, while ladies showed overwhelming excitement when the electro music maker climbed on stage and launched his two-hour long performance.

The DJ’s set ranged from old school kwaito, electro, a bit of hip hop and commercial house to the latest tunes. Throughout the delivery, the crowd was sweating it out on the fully-packed dance floor.

Before he went on stage, DJ Fresh shared a moment with the media houses present, then with his many fans, taking pictures with them.

The crowd was already in a groovy mood when the guest DJ arrived as bands like the Continental Drift, Unleash, Dusty and Stones, Clint and Co and African Super Tigers Dance group had already set the house on fire.

Soon after addressing his fans, DJ Fresh then called on stage the event’s organiser Carlos Paiva to share his sentiments, thereafter with the crowd cheering in appreciation.

DJ Xtra Luv took over, working so well with the exciting programme director of this year’s event, Richard Green, who made sure the crowd felt his presence with the games he conducted and jokes shared on stage.

Local DJs, Mbo, Master P, Xtra Luv, Wheelie and the Scientists made sure the fun continued non stop. They played from 2am till sunrise at 5am, and what made it even more special was that the bikers were not ready to leave the dance floor as they danced the whole night.

Ceremony

On Saturday night, there was the awards ceremony which produced over eight winners. The winners were announced after they impressed in the various categories chosen.

The biggest winner was Vusumuzi Mtshweni from South Africa, Nelspruit, who won the first prize of E22 000 after the draw. Mtshweni could not believe it when he was announced the winner. the overjoyed young man said he was happy to be a part of the event.

Other winners were; Shaan Coetze - longest ride, Oldestentrant on Bike – Bill Lamabert, First Entrant – Amanda Bruwer, Biggest Club – Amabhubezi, Drag Race winner – Wordy Thenwood, Miss Swazi Rally 20 15 – Alexis Chellen, Custom Class – Thabiso Raseobi while Standard class award went to Peter.

On the same night, a couple from South Africa caught everyone’s attention when they got engaged inside the Afro Castle. The audience cheered and screamed in amazement while the two declared undying love for each other.


 

SWAZI RALLY 2014

Swazi Observer: 03/09/2014

Close to 4 000 bikers attend Swazi Rally

SIDVOKODVO-The annual Swazi Rally which took place over the weekend was a big success with an attendance of close to 4 000 bikers.

The event took place at the Riders Ranch at Sidvokodvo. Even the E200 entrance fee did not deter the spirit of motorbike fanatics as they came in their numbers.

As has been the norm in previous years, most of the teams which took part in the event were from South African towns including Nelspruit, Johannesburg and Eastern Cape among others.

The organisers seemed to have done their homework well as there was ample space not only for cars but also for the many camp tents which the bikers came with and the venue’s campsite was fully booked.

Even some of the motorbike riders who were interviewed were excited at the many improvements seen at this year’s event.

Bikers started flocking into the place on Monday and neighboring areas must have had a hectic time dealing with the noise caused by the bikers as they revved their bikes.

The organisers also did well in getting the best entertainers for the many bikers as DJs Wicked, X-tra Luv and Ice were there to get everyone dancing on both Friday and Saturday night.

Another local act which entertained was Dusty and Stones whose performance was loved by the many South Africans.

The group outdid itself on Saturday night and no one could blame the bikers for shouting for an encore when the group had performed about 10 songs. With everyone seemingly having come with one intention which was to have fun, the strippers were there to take everyone to another level. Saturday night also saw the organisers giving away different prizes and awards to different individuals.

Hoodrats club was awarded with the Biggest Club title for having over 50 members that came on motor bikes.

Lothan from Walvis Bay in Cape Town walked away with the prize for the longest ride as he did 2250 kilometers to the Swazi Rally site.

The Best Bike Orchestra was won by Impi Riders from KwaZulu Natal.

The Eagles took the award for Best Color while one Lebohang Mphatsoe became the lucky lady on Saturday night when she won E20 000 during a raffle draw. Four senior South African bikers, Graham, Toya, Kookies and Mark received prizes for being the longest serving bikers who have been attending the event for 20 years.

Sonia Paiva, one of the organisers thanked all the teams that took part and said they were already preparing for next year’s event.

“Preparations for next year’s Swazi Rally will commence this month. We need to thank our local motor bike clubs and individuals who include Swazi Boy Motor Cycle, Nhlanla from Good Fellas and the Kings Brigade for the help that they provided,” she said.

… over 100 motorbike clubs take part

SIDVOKODVO - Over 100 motorbike clubs took part in this year’s Swazi Rally.

The whole venue was decorated with the colours of the teams and seeing the bikers in their uniforms especially the biker jackets was awesome.

Some South African bikers even came with their children and the young ones did not disappoint as they wowed everyone with their own biker stunts. Sonia Paiva, one of the organisers, said they were very excited at this year’s turn out and were happy that everyone had fun.

“This year’s event was well attended. We are very grateful for all the improvements made because otherwise we wouldn’t have been able to accommodate all these people,” she said. She also said they were excited at the fact that more and more Swazis were now showing interest in the sport.

“More and more people from Swaziland are attending the event which is a good sign. We would like to thank our sponsors for the great support,” Paiva said.

A percentage of the profits made from the event will go towards the Woman Farmer competition as well as to a destitute family which the Paiva family looks after in Mandulo.

Sibebe a favourite

SIDVOKODVO-The country’s local beer brand, Sibebe Lager, proved to be a favourite among the many South African bikers who attended the Swazi Rally on Saturday.

Journalists who walked around checking the camp site found many South African bikers enjoying the local beer.

Even though some of them labeled the beer with a provocative name (cannot be printed for ethical reasons), they did acknowledge the fact that they were enjoying it.

“This beer is good. I like it and for once I will not be drinking whisky. It’s me and the Swazi beer this weekend,” said Xolo from Eastern Cape.


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