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All the NEWS proudly brought to you by HJC HELMETS Kyalami Indoor Karting track now open. If you’re an avid watcher of the “Talking MotoGP” podcast featuring our own Rob Portman and Donovan Fourie on the RideFast YouTube channel you would have seen them recording at a very interesting looking venue a couple of episodes ago. The venue was the all-new Kyalami Indoor Karting circuit, based at the Mall of Africa in Midrand at Entrance 16, Level C4. It’s an awesome indoor karting facility offering not only the enjoyment of racing karts around a very technical circuit, but also refreshments to enjoy while relaxing/recovering in the very cool Brad Binder/KTM lounge. Do yourself a favour, if you are a karting fan or Brad fan and get down to the new Kyalami Indoor Karting circuit and not only check out the track and Binder wall, but also see if you can post the fastest time and put yourself on top of the time table. Tel 010 109 0927 www.indoorkarting.co.za Crusaders Show Heart. Here is a heart-warming story of caring, compassion, generosity and humanity that really tugged at our heart strings so much so that we just had to share it with all of you. Nowadays, bikers doing matric dance escorts is a common sight so why take note of this specific one? Young Perrie Benadie has not had a great start to life. His father passed on when he was very young, and then a subsequent step father beat and abused him which sadly left him with permanent brain damage. Sadly, a short while later his mother also passed away. Fortunately his Grandmother stepped in to raise and care for him, however, only being able to earn a bit of money as a car guard created its own challenges. On weekends, Perrie also works as a car guard at the Bike Shop Pub & Grill in Boksburg, which is where the story of his ultimate night begins. The venue is frequented by many of the local bike clubs, and the Crusaders MC have made it their ‘Local’. When Perries situation came to their attention a week or so before his Matric Farewell Dance all the Crusaders felt they had to step up to make it a night to remember. Being no strangers to community actions, having supported numerous causes from children’s homes, abandoned and abused children and women in the past, Prez Theo Kloppers started put out a call to action through their vast network of friends and contacts. Within days they had a flash new suit for Pierre, shiny new shoes and a slick haircut. Then it was onto planning the route, arranging a date, sorting out some sweet wheels to roll in. The Crusaders MC arranged a Nissan Skyline GTR for him and a BMW M4 for his cousin who agreed at short notice to be his date along with a full Crusader MC Honour Guard to escort him to his special night in style. The love and support shown to this young man, (who … and let’s be brutally honest now…. Most of us would not have given a second thought to), by Crusaders MC is indicative of what the biking community as a whole is truly all about in general. Top left: A happy photo with Ouma, who has raised Perrie since the demise of his Dad and Mom on her meagre earnings as a car gaurd ... Maybe think twice before fubbing off the next car gaurd you meet. Top Right: A very happy young man... Bottom left: Come hell or high traffic the Crusaders were determined to get young Perrie to his Matric Farewell dance on time and in style. 6 RIDEFAST MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2019