AFRICA UBUNTU RUN 2022
he 6th Annual African Bikers Ubuntu Breakfast Run 2022We would like bring to your attention that the “Africa Bikers Brotherhood Forum” will be hosting their Annual Ubuntu Run which has been customarily held on the last Sunday of January for the past five years. The Ubuntu run is built on the three pillars of Brotherhood which is Loyalty, Honour and Respect.Brotherhood is a term within the Biking Fraternity used to reflect the type of brotherly relationships formed over time by a band of brothers or sisters united by the common goal of unity and love for the motorcycle. We firmly believe that All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of Brotherhood. There-in lies our foundation for the Ubuntu Run, which has continued to grow over the years. In our pursuit to unify the masses, we do fairly understand that we all come from different backgrounds, different cultures, different races, different countries, different upbringings, different family values etc. Thus uniting in our diversity has been a building block to the success of our past five runs.We have managed to get Riding Clubs, Motorcycle Clubs, Motorcycle Riding Clubs, Social Clubs, and non-organized biking affiliates to ride together. There are still some pain points in this area, and as such the African Bikers Brotherhood Forum has brought on board Presidents and Council Chairmen on the same platform to discuss and address issues that affect the Organized Biking Fraternity, much to the betterment of the Fraternity and bikers at large. We have managed to even get the Motorcycle Manufacturing, Importing and Retailing sector of theeconomy to start engagements and supporting this initiative as it serves their broader market. Our message is simple, working with the Motorcycle Retailers, Manufacturers and Importers; we can work together for the better good of the Fraternity. We have also managed to get buy in from various stakeholders namely the Government Departments who have been very influential and are now a trusted long-time partner on this run from inception. This list of partners both Corporate and socially continues to grow as the Ubuntu Run gains momentum year in and year out.It would not be fair to talk about organized biking without mentioning the biker code of conduct, a code respected by all who subscribe to this way of life. It is also important to note that Bikers are not gangsters, but their family men and women who are actively involved in the Economies of all countries where they are represented in Africa. Thus it becomes a culture and not a cult, a culture that the Continent of Africa needs to embrace, understand and practice as it transcends across the The Brotherhood Forum racial barriers and describes Bikers in one word, for a Biker remains a biker regardless of the colour of their skin or country of birth in Africa. To this effect we have now managed to have on board the following countries in Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Ghana participating for the first time on the Ubuntu Run, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya and the list just keeps on growing for the message of UNITY in Africa through biking is growing ever so strongly. Yes we do operate and ride our bikes in different African Countries. We still have a long way to go in so far as going back to basics within the Organized Biking Fraternity.We firmly believe that each and every participating African country shares the above concerns andneed them addressed. It is also worth noting that the number of entrants into this motorcycle ridingspace is increasing year in and year out and Governments in Africa will need to pay special attentionand create Awareness at National Levels in all represented and represented African States.