DJ RUN
The Classic Motorcycle Rally
THE DJ RUN - YEAR BY YEAR

2012
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Rick Lewis (left) on a Sunbeam, and Gerhard Bothma, on a BSA Blue Star,
wait for their turn to restart from the refuel stop at Smit Motors in Volksrust.
10 March 2012. Photograph: Ian Groat
It took only three litres to fill the tank of Dakar Rally competitor Ralph Pitchford's 1926 Triumph after the trip from Newcastle to Volksrust. 10 March 2012. Photograph: Ian Groat
Hans Coertse uses the oil can on his 1911 Humber pedal cycle.
10 March 2012. Photograph: Ian Groat
Samanatha Anderson rode the oldest motorcycle on this year's DJ Rally, a 1909 Humber pedal cycle. It has no gearbox or clutch and has pedal to help on the uphills. 10 March 2012. Photograph: Ian Groat
Enjoying the rally on his 1927 AJS was Gavin Allison.
10 March 2012. Photograph: Ian Groat
Hans Coertse enjoys the scenery near Greylingstad as he rides his 1911 Humber pedal cycle.
10 March 2012. Photograph: Ian Groat
Kenneth du Rand had a bit on the side with his 1920 Matchless combination.
10 March 2012. Photograph: Ian Groat
Racing against the train used to be a challenge when the DJ was run as a race from Durban to Johannesburg between 1913 and 1936. Nicholas McFall on his 1930 Ariel Model A. 10 March 2012. Photograph: Ian Groat
Lunch break In Heidelberg for the DJ Rally competitors.
10 March 2012. Photograph: Ian Groat
Martin Davis and his 1930 Sunbeam finished third overall.
10 March 2012. Photograph: Ian Groat
The two oldest motorcycles on the event, Humber pedal cycles that are both more than 100 years old, finished the tough route, ridden by Samantha Anderson (No. 1) and Hans Coertse (No. 2) 10 March 2012.
Photograph: Ian Groat