Applications to renew or apply for your EMBA licence 2024
EMBA AGM held on18 September 2023
The annual AGM was held as a Zoom meeting on Monday 18 September 2023. Anyone member who wishes to see the Minutes and financials etc , please contact your Club or Rep. or email me and I will send these onto you.
The following will now apply.
It was decided to do away with the white licence card. Those who still have one with correct ICE and Medical Aid number, can use these, but everyone for 2024 will be issued with a E-licence card.
The E-Licence will be Emailed you within 3 days of receipt of your PoP. If not received, please check your SPAM, and if not there, send mean Email.
We will continue to use the existing bike board, but it will be designed so that those who wish to cut them down will be able to do so.
We will explore ways to circumvent using Bike boards in the future
With the poor economy and large numbers who have moved away, our numbers were down by approximately 160 riders. As our budget for 2023 was based on a far higher number of riders, we have not been able to cover our expenses to the end of September. To this end, we are asking anyone who can to re-apply now, to get us through this current financial crisis. The 2024 boards will, as per usual, be available for 01 December, and valid to 31 December 2024
We are extremely grateful to Shut Up & Ride for a very generous donation of R10K
We do have sponsorship which will come into effect for 2024. (R20K) In addition we are still waiting for confirmation from Tour Durban, due to be held in April 2024
- The new fee structure will be :
70+ (ie born 1954 and earlier) and school or varsity student dependents R350
Monthly debits are now R65 per month
The new cost of a Temp Board will be R50 per day, still considerably less than other boards available in both areas
Anyone who has an existing board does not need to fill in the application form, unless there are any changes of details. Please also make sure that I have you correct Email address and cell number
PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU BELONG TO ONE OF THE AFFILATED CLUBS, LISTED BELOW.
Please note that Razzlers & KPCC will no longer be affiliated club,s and those riders will need to change to a new club.
RIDE TIMES: All regions Mon-Fri 06h00 – 11h00 AND 15h30 – 18h00
All regions Sat/Sun/Public Holidays 05h00 – 18h00
COMMUNICATIONS FROM EMBA
Please make sure that my second cell number.
+27 65 134 8076
is added as a contact on your cell phone. (BUT, please note that I will only add your name to the bulk messaging systems once you have an EMBA permit) This is so that you will receive the Broadcast Whatsapp messages from EMBA. This is the primary means of communication. I will only send Emails to those who specifically request an Email. This is because when I send bulk emails the vast majority are rejected as SPAM.
In addition there are 2 x FaceBook pages. However, we are looking to remove these and create a single Face Book page.
I can still be reached via both of my cell numbers and email address at the end of this page any time (preferably not at midnight)
Your current board is valid until 31 December 2023
The 2024 board can be used from 01 December 2023 and will be valid to 31 December 2024
If you need a replacement board for your sticker you will need to request it. There is no charge for a replacement board or sticker, or licence card. If you lose your board, or your bike gets stolen etc… We will still replace these pro bono
All new applicants (including those who held a permit prior to 2021) will need to complete the application form and provide the usual photo, PoP and Club for 2023
All riders must belong to one of the affiliated clubs, as listed below
As background, EMBA was formed as an association of clubs who approached Tongaat Hulett for permission to use their land. As per our agreement with them all riders who want an EMBA permit need to belong to one of the clubs that have signed the agreement with THS
The contact details of each club can be found under Affiliated Clubs
(PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU JOIN ONE OF THESE CLUBS, AS THAT IS A REQUIREMENT!!)
Bring It ON
East Coast Cycle Club
Leighs Cycle Centre
SHONGWENI MTB CLUB
SHUT UP & RIDE (SUR)
Cheque A/C number 406 9799 583
Branch Code 631126
Account Name: EMBA
Payment Reference: Your Name
PoP emailed to Margie [email protected]
DELIVERY AND COLLECTION OF BOARDS -deliveries usually take place on Wednesdays
These deliveries will only take place from 01 December to end January 2024, after which a new arrangement will take place
PLEASE NOTE DELIVER OPTIONS
- Cycle Logic Gillitts
- Leigh’s Cycle Centre Umhlanga
3. Cyclesphere Morningside
4. Melville Cycles, Durban North
5. Comm Radio (Garth Whittington), 23 Caefron Ave, Westville
6. From Margie’s house in Hillcrest, any and every day by arrangement
Contact Person ; Margie
+27 82 714 2471 preferred means of communicating via Whatsapp messages or Whatsapp calls, and Emails
or +27 65 134 8076 (this number needs to added as a contact on your phone so that youi receive the Broadcast messages as per Commubicationd, above)