The International Federation for Motorcycling (Africa) (FIM Africa), the world governing body for motorcycling, plays a significant role in furthering the goals of the FIM across the African Continent – not only in respect of motorcycle sporting events organised under its jurisdiction, but also for leisure riding, touring, road safety and other non-sporting matters such as environmental protection and the promotion and advancement of women in all spheres of motorcycling.
The FIM Africa will have an important presence at the AMID Motorcycle Lifestyle Expo at NASREC in August as it seeks to fulfil those duties outlined above.
As 22nd August is World Rhino Day and in order to create a greater awareness of rhino poaching, the FIM has adopted the rhino as their mascot. A competition will be launched to design a logo featuring the rhino but with a motorcycling theme, such as incorporating a crash helmet, racing jacket, etc.
The competition carries a R5,000 cash prize and flyers to enter will be available on the FIM stand.
The first day of the show, August 9th, is National Women’s Day in South Africa and the FIM aim to sell as many pink wristbands as possible (R15.00 each) with embossed wording ‘Women in Motorcycling Support Cancer Awareness.’ All proceeds from the sale of these bands will be paid to CANSA, Sunflower Foundation and Cancervive.