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May 2011

Entries are open for the WP road and time trial championships on 11 and 12 June 2011. The event is open to all CSA-affiliated cyclists, including paid-up PPA members. Entries close on 5 June, whereafter no further entries will be taken.

Pedal Power Association staff members got their hands dirty on Friday 20 May 2011 to plant indigenous trees alongside the new MTB/walking path, sponsored by the PPA, that is being built around the perimeter of Lower Tokai. To date, some 4,5 km of the path has been completed.

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)

With winter fast approaching, please ensure that you are visible when you go out on your bicycle, especially if it is close to dawn or dusk, or if it is rainy or misty.

The Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Alderman Dan Plato, recently visited the upgraded Non-Motorised Transport (NMT) infrastructure in Khayelitsha to encourage road safety among pedestrians and cyclists. Whilst inspecting the infrastructure, the Mayor handed out reflective wrist bands to pedestrians and cyclists using the route.

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.

This year's Amashova will have a separate start for u/16 riders due to the restriction of u/16  riders not being allowed to race over distances longer than 80 km. The u/16s will therefore join the Amashova en route. For more information, please contact Michelle on...

The UCI Management Committee has approved the amendment of the UCI Regulations in order to prohibit and sanction the use of injections of medicines (or other substances) without a clear medical indication. This initiative, called the No Needle Policy, gives expression to the UCI's desire to protect the riders' health, maintain equality of opportunity and fight against doping.

When Tour d’Afrique riders cycle from Blouberg to Cape Town on the final leg of their 4-month journey from Cairo to Cape Town on Saturday 14th May, it will be the first time an international bicycle tour will make use of the City of Cape Town’s new BRT cycle paths.  Tour d’Afrique riders will join local cyclists from all over Cape Town in an event called The Big Ride In – a celebratory community ride along Cape Town’s new cycle paths.