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17 May

17 May

In this email:
* PPA One Tonner sponsor opportunities
* Riding with a child carrier or trailer
* Bicycle visibility on the roads
* Forthcoming Events
* Coming up this weekend: Keeromberg-Afrimat MTB Challenge

PPA ONE TONNER
Would you like to be involved with PPA’s biggest road event on the Spring calendar? We are currently looking for sponsors and contributors for the PPA One Tonner funride in October. Sponsor a water point with manpower, branding and /or products, provide a service (bicycle repairs en route, printing etc) and/or products for the goodie bags. Title sponsorship is also available. If your company, organization or school would like to get involved in any way, please email marketing@pedalpower.org.za for more information. 

RIDING WITH A CHILD CARRIER OR TRAILER
Parents who want to cycle with their young child have two choices: A seat which attaches to the bike of the rider, or a trailer which tows behind the bike. Putting your child on a pillow strapped to the top tube, is not allowed.

Simply falling over is an extremely common bike accident. Any well-designed trailer will stay upright if your bike falls over, whether moving or standing still. The bike seat, on the other hand, will fall with the bike, and your child will be falling to the ground from higher than they could ever stand. Helmets (for the kids) are compulsory.

PPA Funride rule:
Cyclists may carry a child in a “baby seat” on a bike, or in a child trailer, provided the child wears an approved helmet, on the short or medium road routes, or the short or medium MTB route if the MTB route is non-technical. The child must be safely and securely anchored in the seat. The suitability of MTB routes will be determined by the PPA Office and will be announced as such. Cyclists carrying kids in carrier seats or on trailer bikes may not start in their usual seeded start groups, but must start with the last seeded start group.
Read more on our website.

VISIBILITY ON THE ROADS
With the misty mornings Cape Town is currently experiencing, make sure you are visible!

  • Ensure you have bicycle lights on the front and back of your bike – a steady white light in front, and a flashing red light in the rear.
  • Wear light-coloured clothing or even better reflective gear. Luminous yellow or orange works well…
  • Add pedal reflectors or wheel reflectors or wear reflective tape around your ankle where the movement attracts attention.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:  MAY & JUNE
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 – entries open
Sat 18 June:   Greyton MTB Classic – entries open

KEEROMBERG-AFRIMAT MTB CHALLENGE
Saturday 21 May 2011

DISTANCES    50 km; 35 km; 10 km�
STARTING TIMES   50 km @ 08h30; 35 km @ 08h50; 10 km @ 09h10
VENUE     De Wet, near Worcester
ENQUIRIES    Anna Smook
PHONE     082 823 7120
EMAIL mtbkeeromberg@gmail.com
WEBSITE http://www.mtbkeeromberg.co.za/
PRIZE GIVING/CUT OFF  12h00
PRE-ENTRIES CLOSE   19 May 2011
ONLINE ENTRIES   www.pedalpower.org.za

ROUTE DESCRIPTION
The routes have been upgraded where possible, but are basically the same as in 2010.

The 50 km route will take riders through various terrains with scenic views and includes a section of the challenging Damon 4×4 trail with its typical mountainous Karoo vegetation. It will also lead riders through private vineyards, jeep tracks and river crossings. The first section of the route is fast, although always against a slight gradual incline. The midsection of the route follows a jeep track through vineyards which includes one or two sandy sections. Proceed over typical Karoo hills and end with a good but ride-able climb (new for 2011), rough descent and a fast single track, followed by a fast gravel section to the finish. This route “bites” at the end and is aimed at the experienced and fit rider.

The 35 km route shares the first and last section of the 50 km route. The route also shares the jeep track and typical Karoo hills of the 50 km route this year. The “heartbreak hill” near the end and steep descents have been excluded this year. Moderate technical skills required.

The 10 km route is an easy, non-technical untimed ride.

DIRECTIONS TO VENUE
From Cape Town, follow the N1 past Worcester.  Proceed on the N1 (8 km past Worcester in the direction of De Doorns) and turn left at the road sign “De Wet/Over-Hex”. Follow the signs / banners to the venue. See the PPA website for interactive directions. GPS coordinates: 33 36.835 S, 19 31.187 E. Please see the PPA website for interactive route descriptions.

WEATHER FORECAST
Morning clouds with 42% light rain. High temp of 22 degrees Celsius, low temp of 9 degrees Celsius. 5km, South Easterly wind.

NOTES
The 10 km ride will be untimed (no CSA Day License required) and is ideal for beginners and children. All children u/10 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration from 07h00 – 08h30. Easy Entry Tickets accepted. Add anti-puncture fluid or tyre liners to your tyres.

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

  Pre-Entries Late Entries
Distance Entry Fee PPA Discounted Entry Fee Entry Fee PPA Discounted Entry Fee
50 km R85 R75 R125 R105
35 km R85 R75 R125 R105
10 km R50 R40 R60 R50
CSA Day License R35 R35
Temp Nr R5 (unseeded) R5 (unseeded) R30 (seeded)

Yours in cycling
The PPA Team

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Contact us:
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