Rider Challenges

Odyssey Challenge

 

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There are two different awards:

  • Odyssey Rider
  • Odyssey Pillion

 

Rules

A member may apply for an Odyssey Award when he/she has completed a trip which meets the following criteria.

  • The trip duration must be at least 7 days
  • The total distance must be at least 3000 kilometres.
  • The applicant must have ridden a motorcycle during the trip to be eligible for the award.
  • The applicant must be a paid-up member for at least 12 months when the trip was undertaken.
  • The applicant must be a paid-up member when applying for the award.
  • This award will only be granted to individuals on private trips and not for official Club trips.*
  • The Odyssey Award cannot be completed in conjunction with any other Club Rider Challenge. **
  • The definition of an Odyssey is a long journey filled with adventure, hardships, personal challenges and growth, changes in fortune, etc. The motivation for this award must proof that the applicant has undertaken a true Odyssey as per the definition. **
 

* added January 2013

**As of 1 August 2013

 

Other requirements:

a) The applicant must complete the required application form. Submit your application form to the Committee for approval. 
b) It is crucial to provide a written motivation (in no longer than 200 words) to support why rider/pillion should be awarded.
c) Photographic proof (5 – 7 pictures) must accompany the application. It must include clear images of rider/pillion & motorcycle at landmarks/sights or any scene to strengthen the motivation.
d) The decision to make the award or not is entirely at the discretion of the Committee. No correspondence will be entered into if the trip is not awarded.
e) Planning your ride and riding your plan is at own risk. The Committee and Rides Committee take no responsibility whatsoever.

The above rules are subject to change without notice.

 

Documents

All applicants will be required to fill out the application form below, which, together with supporting documentation, must be submitted to the committee for approval.

file icon pdf Odyssey Award Rules 2013.pdf

file icon pdf Odyssey Award Application 2013.pdf

 

1. Only towns/places outside a radius of 100km from Clubhouse are selected. (No places in Gauteng).

2. The applicant must have ridden a motorcycle from home base to each of the 24 places chosen from the lists provided, according to the following rules:

a. General rules:

· Only towns and places visited from 1 September 2011 will be eligible for this award.

· The same motorcycle does not have to be used for all 24 places.

· Any number of places may be visited per trip, from home base and back.

· There is no time restriction.

· The applicant must be a paid-up member of the Club in good standing, with a valid membership at the time of the ride(s) to each of the 24 places.

 

b. Alphabet challenge:

· Ride to any combination of 24 places from the tar and/or dirt town list for the Alphabet Challenge Award.

· One place from each of 24 alphabet categories from either the tar and/or dirt towns.

· All eight provinces must be covered – at least 2 places in each province must be visited.

 

c. Dusty Alphabet challenge:

· Ride to 24 places from the ‘dirt town’ list for the Dusty Alphabet Challenge Award.

· One place from each of 18 alphabet categories from the list of dirt towns; the remaining 6 towns can be from any alphabet category.

· All seven provinces must be covered – at least one place in each province must be visited.

 

3. Photographic proof, showing the motorcycle in question, rider, and a recognizable landmark must accompany the application. It has to be a clear image of rider/pillion & motorcycle at a sign depicting the places visited. It can be a picture of a shop/police station/etc. where the name of the place is visible or a petrol/shop slip from that place. If there is no visible sign, a picture of the GPS coordinates will also be accepted.

4. Planning your ride and riding your plan is at own risk. The Committee and Rides Committee take no responsibility whatsoever.

5. Submit your application form to the Committee for approval once you've visited all 24 towns/places according to the rules and regulations. The decision to make the award is entirely at the discretion of the Committee.

 

Lists of places:

 

Alphabet Challenge – see the spreadsheet Alphabet Challenge FINAL LIST of Towns

Dusty Alphabet Challenge – see page 2 of the Application Form: Dusty Alphabet Challenge.