Suzuki Rider Safety Day

Making you a better rider.

Pics by Jen Venter and Deon vdl Photography.


For most people, waking up early on a Sunday morning is fairly uneventful. Our Sunday was plenty exciting. 


We were invited by Suzuki South Africa for their Suzuki Riders Safety Day. At R300 per rider that included lunch, people flocked to Redstar Raceway.

Suzuki donated a portion of the funds from the day to Cancervive. 

If you’ve never been to one of Suzuki’s safety days, it’s something that you need to diarise. The well oiled event had hordes of riders and supporters along. It was amazing to see how many bike enthusiasts are willing to partake in helping those who need it most.

Suzuki Riders Safety Days are offered to people of all ages and motorbike makes. You are made to feel welcome.

Bikes, people, friends and family all get together to do one thing… Ride!

Suzuki also had a huge selection of bikes on demo for people to ride.


It was a roaring success and this really is a seriously great initiative.

Cancervive also benefitted from the day.
Outbraking a bike?

Our Not So Newbee Deon joined the fun:

“To be perfectly honest I have had only very limited saddle time on the track. Three months have passed since I joined the RideFast and Dirt & Trail family. Going through the passes with Sean as your leader, riding ability came quite quickly and my skills improve on a daily basis. Some days can get slightly rough playing follow the leader, so when this day popped up, I signed up.”

“I used my personal bike, that’s the idea. Improve your skills on your bike at their track day. It was fantastic!”

The morning briefing is all about road safety, what to look for, tips and tricks to keep you as a rider safe on the road. Then it’s off to the track.

Suzuki has instructors on the track, so you follow them around, learning the lines. Then they stop, give you pointers and words of wisdom – and off you go again…

All in a really unintimidating environment. 


It was seriously fun – and I have learned some skills. 

There were riders of all shapes and sizes, ladies and gents on all kinds of bikes. From young kids on 250’s,  to racers on Hayabusa’s, to riders on ADV machines. It was great! 

Something that every rider should do.  

A great initiative for sure.

A special shout out to Cancervive.

The work that you guys do is very humbling.


See you at the next one?

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