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1 June 2011

1 June 2011

This week in the news:
* MyPPA ‘Friend Request’ function
* PPA sponsorships
* Forthcoming events
* Coming up this weekend: Robertson Winery MTB Challenge

NEW ON THE PPA WEBSITE
The “friend request” functionality on the MyPPA section of the PPA website is up and running! If you’d like to link to another PPA member, you can now invite him/her to become a friend, after which you can eg send emails or chat to the person via the website.Log onto MyPPA, check out the membership directory and click on the name of the person you’d like to invite to become a friend. The person will receive an email as well as see in the panel in the bottom right-hand corner where the ‘chat room’ is, a number on top of the person’s icon (the middle one).
This tells you the number of ‘friend requests’ waiting. Click on this icon to view all friend requests you haven’t accepted yet.

When you have accepted friend requests, the first icon on the left in the panel will show green if any of your friends are online as well as tell you how many are online at the same time you are. If you click on this icon, you will be also able to chat with your friend individually and not via the chat room which is open to all web users.

PPA ONE TONNER
Thanks for all the interest around sponsorship opportunities relating to the PPA One Tonner and seeded funride numbers. We’ll be finalising these within the next week to ten days, so if there are still some latecomers who’d like to get involved, please contact us soonest and email marketing@pedalpower.org.za for more information.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:  JUNE & JULY
Sat 4 June: Robertson Winery MTB – entries open
Sat 18 June: Greyton MTB Classic – entries open
Sat 2 July:  Pick ‘n Pay Weekend Argus Rotary Knysna Cycle Tour – MTB –
entries open
Sun 3 July:  Pick ‘n Pay Weekend Argus Rotary Knysna Cycle Tour – Road –
entries open
Sat 23 July: Trastevere Wolseley MTB Challenge – entries open

For more online entries to other events, just click on the online entries tab on the home page.

ROBERTSON WINERY MTB CHALLENGE
Saturday 4 June 2011

DISTANCES    40 km; 29 km; 12 km
STARTING TIMES   40 km @ 08h30; 29 km @ 08h50; 12 km @ 09h10
ORGANISING COMMITTEE  Robertson Winery
VENUE    PARU FARM (McGregor Road) past Robertson
ENQUIRIES    Barry Kok 082 558 0101
     Annalize Cooper 072 596 3976 /
(021)883-8043
EMAIL     barry@robertsonwine.co.za
     annalize@robertsonwine.co.za
PRIZE GIVING / CUT-OFF  12h00
PRE-ENTRIES CLOSE   2 June 2011

Click here to enter online now!
      
ROUTE DESCRIPTION
The 40 km and 29 km route riders can look forward to a scenic ride through the vineyards and over undulating hills in the Robertson Valley.

The 40 km route is a rewarding route for fit riders, as this route includes challenging and technical climbs and descents. Only experienced riders should attempt the long route. The 29 km route, on the other hand, is a pleasant meander through vineyards and over gentle hills and is not as technical as the 40 km route. Expect a combination of jeep and single track sections on both. The untimed 12 km route consists only of jeep tracks and is suitable for children and novices.

DIRECTIONS TO VENUE
From Robertson, take the McGregor turn-off. Cross over the Breede River, and take the left fork to McGregor. Continue for about 7 km, and then turn left on to the gravel road (PARU). Continue for a further 2 km and turn left to Paru Farm.  Expect some 1h45 to 2 hours driving time from Cape Town. See the PPA website for interactive route directions.

WEATHER FORECAST
Minimun temp of 11 degrees Celcuis, Maximun temps of 17 degrees Celcuis.
Mostly cloudy with some sun, no rain predicted in the morning.

NOTES
This funride forms part of the Robertson Wacky Wine Weekend Festival. Each participant older than 18 will receive a bottle of Robertson wine or grape juice.  Participants younger than 18 will receive a bottle of Robertson grape juice. All children u/10 must be accompanied by an adult. Many lucky draw prizes to be won, including a Giant Terrago MTB and a wine fridge.

Yours in cycling
The PPA Team