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13 December 2011

13 December 2011

In this newsletter:

  • Feedback: PPA Women’s funride
  • PPA office closure
  • Forthcoming Events

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:  JANUARY & FEBRUARY
Sun 8 Jan: Olympic Cycles/ Pres Les/ Foord Asset “Journey 4 Sight ‘n Service” – entries open
Sun 15 Jan: (new) Tour de PPA – entries open
Sun 22 Jan: Cycle Lab Cape Cobra Challenge – entries open
Sun 29 Jan: Bouckhaert Soenen Funride & MTB
Sat 4 Feb: Franschhoek Lions/ Porcupine MTB Challenge
Sun 5 Feb: The GP Koning Waterproofing and Roofing Roller Coaster
Sat 11 Feb: Reeds Chevrolet Ninety Niner Cycle Race – entries open
Sun 12 Feb: new Southern suburbs road event – details to follow
Sun 19 Feb: Medallion Tour de Stellenbosch
Sat 25 Feb: Wellington Lions Cycle Day
Sun 26 Feb: Bay City Cycle Tour

PPA “HEELS ON WHEELS” PRESENTED BY SHAPE
A big thank you to all the participants who took part in Sunday’s PPA “Heels on Wheels” presented by SHAPE. Some 530 women had entered the event and, despite the rain early in the morning, the feedback we are receiving so far has been overwhelmingly positive. We’ll definitely organise another all-female event or two next year! We are busy uploading pics to the Road cycling/gallery section, so do visit it soon and check out some of our lovely ladies at the event.

PPA OFFICE CLOSURE
Please note the PPA office will be close at 12h00 on Thursday 22 December and will reopen on 3 January 2012. The office will also be closed for a function on Tuesday 13 December from 14h00-17h00.

The PPA team would like to wish you all the best over the festive season. Remember to…
    ALWAYS STOP AT RED TRAFFIC LIGHTS AND ALL STOP STREETS. And even if the light is green for you to cross an intersection, look out for motorists jumping the lights.

  Indicate your intentions, and check if the driver has seen you. Preferably get the driver to acknowledge you before turning in front of a vehicle.
– Use lights (a steady white light in front and a flashing red light at the back) if you ride in the dark, dawn or dusk. In fact, consider having a flashing red rear light at all times, even in the middle of the day.
– Read more safe cycling tips on our website, in the Commuting section

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:  JANUARY & FEBRUARY
Sun 8 Jan:  Olympic Cycles/ Pres Les/ Foord Asset “Journey 4 Sight ‘n Service” – entries open
Sun 15 Jan: (new) Tour de PPA – entries open
Sun 22 Jan: Cycle Lab Cape Cobra Challenge – entries open
Sun 29 Jan:  Bouckhaert Soenen Funride & MTB
Sat 4 Feb: Franschhoek Lions/ Porcupine MTB Challenge
Sun 5 Feb: The GP Koning Waterproofing and Roofing Roller Coaster
Sat 11 Feb:  Reeds Chevrolet Ninety Niner Cycle Race – entries open
Sun 19 Feb: Medallion Tour de Stellenbosch
Sat 25 Feb: Wellington Lions Cycle Day
Sun 26 Feb: Bay City Cycle Tour

Check out more online entries on http://www.pedalpower.org.za/ and click on the online entries tab.
Next on the PPA funride calendar:

OLYMPIC CYCLES / PRES LES / FOORD ASSET “JOURNEY 4 SIGHT n SERVICE”
Sunday 8 January 2012

DISTANCES   75 km; 35 km
STARTING TIMES  75 km @ 06h30; 35 km @ 07h00
ORGANISER   Lions Club Kirstenbosch
VENUE    Cape Academy, Firgrove Way, Constantia
ENQUIRIES    Anthony Doman or Les Salo
PHONE    (021) 530-3230 or 083 445 3049, (021) 671-6821 or
082 789 7744
EMAIL    caspari@iafrica.com
LUCKY DRAW /CUT-OFF 10h30
PRE-ENTRIES CLOSE  5 January 2012

ROUTE DESCRIPTION:
The 75 km route heads out along Spaanschemat River Road before cyclists tackle the east side of Ou Kaapse Weg. Turn right along Kommetjie Road to Ocean View, and left into Slangkop Road. Turn left at Soetwater towards Misty Cliffs and pass the entrance to the Cape Point Nature Reserve to return via Simons Town, Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay, Boyes Drive, past Westlake Golf Course and Spaanschemat River Road.

The 35 km route heads out along Spaanschemat River Road before tackling the east side of Ou Kaapse Weg. Turn left along Kommetjie Road to the Fish Hoek circle and left again towards Kalk Bay. Up Boyes Drive,past Westlake Golf Course and back to the finish!

Please see the PPA website for more information, and for a link to the online entries.

DIRECTIONS TO VENUE:
From Cape Town, take the M3 from town. Take the Constantia/Hout Bay off-ramp. At the T-junction, turn left onto Constantia Main Road. Turn left into Spaanschemat River Road. Pass Pedlars Restaurant and turn left into Firgrove Way. Plenty of parking is available at and opposite Cape Academy (Constantia School). GPS Coordinates: 34°04.78; E 18°42.98

NOTES:
Valid Easy Entry tickets will be accepted. Registration is offered at the venue on Saturday 7 January 2012 from 10h00 until 15h00, as well as on the day of the ride. All children u/10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Remember to wear your PPA road funride number.

Pre-Entries                                                                                                                                 Late Entries
Distance                                 Entry Fee                             Discounted PPA entry fee                        Entry Fee                           Discounted PPA entry fee
75 km                                      R105                                     R80                                                               R130                                   R100
35 km                                      R85                                       R60                                                               R100                                   R70
CSA Day License                  R35                                         –                                                                    R35                                     R30
Temp Nr                                –                                               –                                                                    R5 (unseeded)                  R30 (seeded)

TOUR DE PPA (NEW EVENT) – Road
Sunday 15 January 2012

DISTANCES   108 km; 80 km; 50 km
STARTING TIMES  From 06h15
ORGANISER   Pedal Power Association
VENUE    Klein Joostenberg Farm Stall, Stellenbosch
ENQUIRIES    PPA Office
PHONE    (021) 689-8420
EMAIL    funrides@pedalpower.org.za
LUCKY DRAW/CUT-OFF 12h30
PRE-ENTRIES CLOSE  9 January 2012

ROUTE
A new event on the calendar, taking the place of the Boland Drukpers funride, which was cancelled by the organisers. This event will also be the first league event (Pro Classic series) of 2012.

All routes head out along the R304 in the direction of Stellenbosch. The 50 km route will turn left onto the Kromme Rhee Road to join up with the R44. Cyclists will then turn left and tackle the rolling hills along the R44 before turning left on the R312 for another rolling hill or two and making their way back to the venue.

The 80 km and 108 km routes will head to Stellenbosch to climb over Helshoogte before descending past Boschendal. From there cyclists will pedal in the direction of Paarl and onto the Suid-Agterpaarl road. The 80 km participants return to the finish via the R312 and its rolling hills, while the 108 km riders continue to the Windmeul / Voor-Paardeberg Road before returning to the finish via the R302. The finish for all three distances will be on the R302, with a neutral zone back to the venue.

Pre-entries (at reduced rates) close on 9 January (after which late entry fees apply), so get your online entry in soonest! Late entries will be taken on the day as well. Remember to wear your PPA road funride number.
Pre-Entries up to 09 Jan Entries after 09 Jan

Distance                  Entry Fee           Discounted PPA entry fee up to 09 Jan                  Entry Fee                   Discounted PPA entry fee after 09 Jan
108 km                     R90                                                     R70                                                  R130                                                     R100
80 km                       R90                                                     R70                                                  R130                                                     R100
50 km                       R60                                                     R40                                                  R90                                                       R70
CSA Day License    R35                                                       –                                                      R35                                                           –
Temp Nr                    –                                                           –                                                       R5 (unseeded)                                    R30 (seeded)

All the best for the festive season
Yours in cycling
The PPA Team