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2 August

2 August

In this week’s newsletter:

  • PPA Membership renewal reminder; first seeding run
  • PPA One Tonner
  • PPA Annual General Meeting
  • Forthcoming Events: August and September
  • Swellendam Canola MTB

PPA MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL REMINDER
All PPA memberships were due on the 1st July 2011. Thank you to our members who have already renewed. The first seeding run will take place towards the end of this week or over the weekend, after which the new season’s road and new MTB funride numbers will be posted.Only paid-up members are included in seeding runs, so if you have not yet renewed, please do so now via our secure online site.

Can’t do it online? There are other various payment options listed on our website; click here. For help or more information, please contact the PPA office on (021) 689-8490.

PPA ONE TONNER ENTRIES OPENING SOON
Keep an eye out on the PPA website as Early Bird entries for the PPA One Tonner on 16 October 2011 will be opening soon. Click here for more information on this flagship event. PS We are also finalizing the details for a women’s-only funride on 19 November… watch the website!

PPA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Our annual general meeting will take place on Wednesday 14 September 2011, at the Canal Walk Auditorium. More information to follow.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:  AUGUST & SEPTEMBER
Sat 6 Aug:        Swellendam Canola MTB – entries open
Sat 20 Aug:       Swartland MTB Funride – entries open
Sat 27 Aug:       Potberg MTB – entries open
Sat 3 Sept:         Citrusdal MTB
Wed 7 Sept:      Bike to Work Day
Sat 10 Sept:      Marc’s Simonsberg Paarl Rotary MTB Challenge – entries open
Sun 11 Sept:     Orbit Tour de Worcester
Wed 14 Sept:    PPA Annual General Meeting, Canal Walk
Sun 25 Sept:     Penny Pinchers Herald Karoo to Coast MTB Challenge
Sun 25 Sept:     Piket-Bo-Berg MTB

Check out more online entries on our home page and click on the online entries tab.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE FUNRIDE CALENDAR: SWELLENDAM CANOLA MTB
Saturday 6 August 2011

DISTANCES                             55 km; 35 km; 10 km
STARTING TIMES                    55 km @ 09h00; 35 km @ 09h15; 10 km @ 09h30
ORGANISING COMMITTEE       Swellendam Cycling club
VENUE                                     Swellendam Primary School
ENQUIRIES                              Christie Lourens
PHONE                                     082 909 1694
EMAIL                                      christiel@elsenburg.com
PRIZE GIVING/CUT-OFF           14h00 at the finish
PRE-ENTRIES CLOSE              4 August 2011
ONLINE ENTRIES                    Click here

ROUTE DESCRIPTION
A great new route, with a good mixture of riding conditions set in the foot hills of the Langeberg mountains overlooking the ruens fields. The 55 km route has been laid out for the fit and experienced rider to keep you challenged on the climbs and great descents. The downhills are a mix of fast rolling hills with a few technical descents that are clearly marked and well worth the effort of the climb, all in all a route with variation and flow to remind you why we love mountain biking so much. Ride amongst deep-set pine forests and beautiful fynbos with 60% jeep track, 20% gravel and 20% single track and 1800 meters of vertical climbing.

The 35 km is designed for the not-so-fit or not-so-keen for a hard ride. The route is easy going with only a few climbs, with a total 600 meters of climbing. You’ll pedal through farm lands and into the beautiful Bontebok National Park where a variety of game can be seen while riding through fynbos on good gravel roads, looping back to the finish in time to watch the longer route riders come in.

The organisers recommended the scenic 10 km route for beginners and the not-so-fit riders. The 10 km route will not be timed. No sections of any of the routes are repeated.

DIRECTIONS TO VENUE
From Cape Town, take the N2 towards Caledon. At Swellendam, turn left at the second turn-off and follow the signboards to Swellendam Primary School. Start point is opposite Oppi Stoep Coffee Shop, corner Berg and Voortrek streets. G PS Coordinates: 34° 1’5.03″S; 20°27’6.97″E. Click here for interactive route directions.

NOTES
This funride forms part of the Swellendam Canola Carniva.l Contact Mariska on 082 554 5505/ email info@canolakarnaval.co.za for the program. Standard PPA entry fees apply. Children u/10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Your 2010-2011 PPA funride number will still be accepted for this event, please remember to bring it along.

Pre-Entries Late Entries
Distance Entry fee PPA Discounted Entry Fee Entry fee PPA Discounted Entry Fee
55 km R85 R75 R125 R105
35 km R85 R75 R125 R105
10 km R85 R75 R125 R105
CSA day license R35 R35
Temp Nr R5 (unseeded) R5 (unseeded) R30 (seeded)

Yours in cycling
The PPA Team