Event gallery: Toy Run 2017 – Pretoria/Hartbeespoort


There were record entries at this year’s Pretoria Toy Run that took place the the Hartbeespoort Holiday Resort, the same resort that hosts the popular Impala Rally taking place 9-11 March 2018.

The full Toy Run took place countrywide, as it has done since its inception in 1982 when it was started by the editor of The Star Motoring, Steve Kealy. There were 23 different events all over South Africa with tens of thousands of bikers in attendance. At the same time, there was also the Santa Run taking place in the West Rand that was also a success.

As is the purpose of the Toy Run there were thousands of toys – usually strapped to motorcycles as they arrived at the venues – donated that were bundled into huge piles at the drop off section. These toys will be donated to underprivileged children all over South Africa for Christmas.

The Pretoria one, taking place in Hartbeespoort, was a particular success with a record crowd with many of the Joburg participants choosing to travel the extra miles for what they said was a better event. Thousands of bikes made the voyage, with entertainment from various bands, stalls, bars, helicopter rides plus the usual resort swimming pool, slide, trees, restaurant, bar and accommodation.

See everyone there for the Impala Rally on 9 March.

Below is a video from the helicopter and a gallery from the Hartbeespoort Toy Run 2017. If anyone has any photos from any of the other events they would like published on The Bike Show website, kindly mail them here.


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