19 Jan 2012 18 January
In this newsletter:
* Killarney training
* Cycle Lab Cape Cobra
* Forthcoming Events: January to March
* What’s happening this weekend: Cycle Lab Cape Cobra
Join us on Tuesdays for cycle training sessions at the Killarney Motor racing track near Milnerton. Registration commences at 17h30, with training from 18h00 – 19h00. Please give way to any vehicles exiting the pits area, and do not leave valuables in your car.
STAR-STUDDED FIELD CONFIRMED FOR CYCLE LAB CAPE COBRA CHALLENGE THIS WEEKEND!
Get ready and enter now to see all the stars in action in the toughest road funride on the Western Cape’s calendar with a Hill Top Finish! The starting line-up will consist of the ten-man cycling team headed by local cycling legend, Malcolm Lange, Team Bonitas. World class mountain biker and ABSA Cape Epic Winner of 2011, Christoph Sauser, professional triathlete and Ironman South Africa Winner 2011, Raynard Tissink, as well as the professional female road racer Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio! Read more on the home page of www.pedalpower.org.za
SUMMER EVENTS CALENDAR
Sun 22 Jan: Cycle Lab Cape Cobra (PCS event) – entries open
Sun 29 Jan: Bouckaert Soenen Funride and MTB (PCS event)
Sat 4 Feb: Franschhoek Lions/ Porcupine MTB Challenge – entries open
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
Sun 19 Feb: Cape Peninsula Marathon Cycle (untimed)
Sat 25 Feb: Wellington Lions Cycle Day
Sun 26 Feb: Bay City Cycle Tour
2-4 Mar: Grape Escape MTB
3-4 Mar: Cape Argus Pick n Pay MTB Challenges
Sun 11 Mar: Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour
24-25 Mar: PPA Wacky Wheels Fun Overnight Tour
This weekend on the PPA funride calendar:
CYCLE LAB CAPE COBRA CHALLENGE
SUNDAY 22 JANUARY 2012
DISTANCES 85 km, 30 km, Kiddies events
STARTING TIMES 30 km @ 6h00 followed by 85 km
Kiddies Race from @ 08h30
VENUE Reddam House School Constantia
ENQUIRIES Eulogy (021) 700-1060
PRIZE GIVING/CUT-OFF 12h00
ONLINE ENTRIES www.cyclelab.com
ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE 19 January 2012
The long and medium routes start with a neutral zone to the circle on Steenberg Road. Cyclists will then pass the bottom of Ou Kaapse Weg before tackling Boyes Drive and pedalling through Fish Hoek, keeping next to the sea before turning right to climb over Black Hill.
At the bottom of Black Hill, the 85 km riders will turn left to Kommetjie over Slangkop and pedal through Misty Cliffs, past the entrance to Cape Point and through Simon’s Town. Some 600m past Red Hill follows a mean climb up to the Maritime Reaction Squadron (caution: sharp left corner). From there cyclists pedal through Da Gama Park and go down to the Main Road before tackling Black Hill a second time. Once through the Sun Valley four-way intersection, cyclists will detour left to Noordhoek before climbing Ou Kaapse Weg for the hill-top finish.
The 30 km route will go straight at the Sun Valley intersection before turning left to Noordhoek before climbing Ou Kaapse Weg for the hill-top finish.
There is a neutral zone from the finish line to the venue.
PICK N PAY JUNIOR KIDDIES RACE: Funrides for 2-13 yrs old, held at Reddam House. Lots of prizes and goodies with Pick n Pay kiddies entertainment corner and more.
DIRECTIONS TO VENUE
Take the M3 (Blue Route) from Cape Town past UCT. Turn right at the end of the Freeway into Steenberg Road. Pass the next two sets of traffic lights (Westlake Drive & Ou Kaapse Weg). At the Steenberg circle, take the second road to your right into Reddam Avenue until Reddam House School. Please note NO PARKING will be allowed at the Steenberg Village or along Reddam Avenue in front of the American Embassy. Please respect the allocated parking areas. GPS Coordinates: S 34°43.70; E 18°25.56. See the PPA website for interactive directions.
No Easy or Family entries. “Pro Classic Series” (league) event. Remember to wear your PPA road funride number.
|Kiddies||R15 per child|
*Inclusive of R35 CSA day license fee (85 km only) and R5 temporary no. for non-PPA members.
Yours in cycling
The PPA Team