PLEASE NOTE, A MORATORUIM HAD BEEN PUT IN PLACE IN THE WESTERN
CAPE FROM END NOVEMBER 2017 TO END SEPTEMBER 2018.
NO NEW CLUBS OR CHAPTERS OF EXISTING CLUBS WILL BE ALLOWED TO OPEN
IN THE WESTERN CAPE DURING THIS PERIOD.
PROTOCOLS AND GUIDELINES
PROCEDURES TO START A NEW CLUB/ CHAPTER – WESTERN CAPE (Oct 2017)
The following Protocols, Rules and Guidelines were accepted by both the MAWC (Motorcyclist
Association of the Western Cape) and the Western Cape Presidents Meet (WCPM) as being applicable
to new clubs, new club chapters, etc wanting to start in the Western Cape.
It is therefore important for anybody wanting to start a new club/ club chapter to first understand all
the protocols and rules and to follow the guidelines so as to avoid any confusion and/ or
On 1 September 2013, a special Bikers Task Team was founded to manage the implementation of
these protocols by guiding and educating proposed new clubs in the Western Cape. The Task Team
operates as an independent body under the auspices of the MAWC and the WCPM (G2G) as a joint
initiative to regulate, educate and screen new club applications and is the only body empowered to
deal with new club applications. (See par.5 below)
No new club in the Western Cape will be allowed to start off as a MC. (see guidelines for reference).
1.1. It is highly recommended that a person/ persons who intends starting a new club, first
consider riding/ socializing with an existing club (-s) in their area in order to familiarize
themselves with the protocols and/ or behaviours of the local biking community.
1.2. No new clubs or club chapters with any International affiliations will be allowed to open in
the Western Cape.
1.3. No person (-s) will be allowed to wear a back patch indicating them as being part of the
biking community without the consent of the Bikers Task Team.
1.4. COOLING OFF PERIOD:
1.4.1. New clubs are often founded by persons who has left an existing club, whatever the
reason might be. However, it is accepted practice that any person (-s) leaving a club,
has to wait for a given time period before joining another club, bar the exceptions as
indicated below. This is also applicable to such persons starting a new club or opening
a new chapter on behalf of an existing club (irrespective of the existing club’s rules re
such a situation).