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11 May

11 May

This week in the news:

  • MyPPA competition winner!
  • Big Ride in
  • Transponders – make sure yours works correctly
  • Forthcoming Events
  • This week’s event: Willow Creek/ Computer Mania MTB Challenge

NEW PPA WEBSITE – MyPPA COMPETITION
The MyPPA section of the website has seen an astonishing 1100 members register since going live. This section allows you to maintain your membership details, view your seeding and get personalized results when you log on.

PPA held a lucky draw on Friday 6 May 2011 for all our members who had uploaded profile pictures – congratulations to our winner, Carla Swanson. The PPA office will be in touch shortly regarding your prize.

If you haven’t registered yet, click here and get online now!
NOTE: MyPPA log-in details are different to your Racetec log-in details used when entering events online or joining PPA.

BIG RIDE IN
The “Big Ride In” will take place on Saturday 14 May 2011. See the PPA website for more details.

TRANSPONDERS: MAKE SURE YOU GET A RESULT
Transponders must be worn either aroundyour ankle, or through using the bike mount supplied by Racetec. DO NOT cabletie the transponders to the front fork, or laced through your shoelaces as the fork and/or metal in the shoe interferes with the working of the transponder. No transponder, No time – make sure you get yours!

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:  MAY & JUNE
Sat 14 May:  Willow Creek / Computer Mania MTB Challenge – entries open
Sat 21 May:   Keeromberg-Afrimat MTB Challenge – entries open
Sat 28 May:   Hex Valley Autumn Splendour MTB – entries open
Sat 4 June:  Robertson Winery MTB
Sat 18 June:  Greyton MTB Classic – entries open

Don’t forget about an event… Just load our PPA events into your electronic calendar at work or at home. Click on the ICAL IMPORT button on the events calendar and the events will be added to your Outlook calendar, or PRINT CALENDAR to put a copy up on the fridge at home. Click here  for the events calendar.

WILLOW CREEK/ COMPUTER MANIA MTB CHALLENGE
Saturday 14 May 2011

DISTANCES        60 km; 30 km; 10 km �
STARTING TIMES          60 km @ 08h30; 30 km @ 09h00; 10 km @ 09h30
VENUE  Willow Creek Estate, Nuy Valley, Robertson
ENQUIRIES                     Francois Esterhuizen on 082 413 8935 / email francois@maniccycles.co.za
                                Ronnie Roodbol on 083 228 8580 / ronnie@computermania.co.za
PRIZE GIVING/CUT-OFF 12h00 �
PRE-ENTRIES CLOSE 12 May 2011 

Click here to enter online now!

ROUTE DESCRIPTION
For the first 5km, the routes follow scenic farm roads and jeep tracks through olive orchards and vineyards. Then the 10 km route turns onto the Nonna/De Wet road and returns through vineyards to the venue. The 30 km route includes rocky single and jeep tracks over typical Karoo hills and the lower Langeberg mountain’s until it reaches a secondary gravel road, after which it joins the 10 km route.
The 60 km route is aimed at experienced cyclists and includes fairly technical sections. After leaving the 30 km route, the 60 km route heads east to Vink River on a fast gravel section before turning to the mountains. A fast downhill to the railway track follows, after which the route climbs back to the top of the Mowers hills (inside a game camp) and returns to the Nuy Valley on a mixture of jeep tracks and farm roads through vineyards and olive orchards.

DIRECTIONS TO VENUE
Take the N1 from Cape Town. Turn right into Worcester at the third robot.  At the fifth robot, turn left into High Street, then turn right at the next robot onto the R60 to Robertson. Continue for 14km and turn left at Nuy. Continue for 4km to the indicated parking area for the MTB event at Willow Creek Estate. Venue GPS coordinates: 33°39’59.31”S ; 19° 37’24.79”E – see the PPA website for interactive route directions.

NOTES
Easy Entry Tickets accepted. Children u/10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Profits in aid of the Willow Creek Crèche.Event forms part of the Nuy Valley Feast Enquiries: ronnie@computermania.co.za

Remember to wear your PPA fun ride number. Refer to the back page for info on CSA licenses.

  Pre-Entries Late Entries
Distance PPA Non-PPA PPA Non-PPA
60 km R70 R100 R100 R120
30 km R70 R100 R100 R120
10 km R50 R 80 R 60 R 80
CSA Day License R35 R35
Temp Nr R5 (unseeded) R30 (seeded) R5 (unseeded)

Yours in cycling
The PPA Team