Cycling safety meeting at Burry Stander Bike Park on Thursday

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By Quintin van Jaarsveld

The Burry Stander Foundation will be hosting a Cycling for All meeting at the Burry Stander Bike Park on Thursday (5 March) at 6pm.

The main focus of the meeting will be on cycling safety with a safety officer and Med-Evac paramedic set to offer key advice to aid cyclists in this regard.

The meeting was sparked by a recent crash by Charles Stander, the father of late South African mountain legend great Burry, which saw him break two vertebrae in his neck and two in his back as well as two front teeth (see articles below).

“We thought it’s important to inform riders, with the help of experts, about a number of safety factors and would really appreciate it if as many people as possible could attend the meeting,” Burry’s mother Mandie told eHowzit.

“We could’ve hurt Charles even more with the way we took him to hospital, so one of the talking points will be how to treat a rider who has been injured.”

The importance for cyclists to obtain their South African licence as well as ROAG events on the South Coast will also be discussed at the meeting, which will be followed by a bring and braai.

For more information, contact Mandie on 079 493 7499 or

Burry Stander Bike Park details:
Address: Bali Hai Farm, St Faiths Road, Umtentweni
Directions: Take the Umtentweni/St Faiths Road off ramp from the N2. Proceed inland on St Faiths Road for 3km. Turn right off the tar road and left into the Burry Stander Bike Park.

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