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25 October 2011

25 October 2011

In this newsletter:

  • Killarney training on Tuesday
  • PPA “Heels on Wheels” presented by SHAPE magazine
  • MTB beginner’s workshop this Saturday
  • Forthcoming Events: October and November
  • What’s happening this weekend: Durbanville High School Funride & MTB and Al-Azhar Funride

PPA’s cycle training sessions take place at the Killarney Motor Racing track near Milnerton on Tuesdays. These training sessions are great as you get the opportunity to practice your bunch riding and cornering in a safe, car-free environment.

Registration starts at 17h30 in the pits area, with the session commencing at 18h00. Entry fees are R15.00 per PPA member, R30.00 per non-member and R5.00 for children u/12, riding with a parent. Read more in the news section on the PPA website. Please note no training will take place next Tuesday, due to the track being booked for another function.

Entries are coming in nicely for the new women’s-only funride on 11 December, the PPA “Heels on Wheels”, presented by SHAPE magazine. Choose from a 47km and 13km route. Goody bags only to the first 350 entrants. Click here for more information and to enter now!

The next beginners’ MTB skills workshop will be held on Saturday 29 October, presented by Sara Muhl in the Tokai region. Pre-bookings only. Please contact Samantha at the PPA Office on (021) 689-8420 or email to book your place and for more information.

Sat 29 Oct:       Durbanville High School Funride and MTB – entries open
Sun 30 Oct:      Al-Azhar Funride – entries open
Sat 5 Nov:        WP Road Champs – entries open
Sun 6 Nov:        Klein Joostenberg Funride – entries open
Sat 12 Nov:       Weskus Mall Langebaan Lagoon Cycle Challenge – entries open
Sun 13 Nov:      WP Time Trial Champs – entries open
Sun 20 Nov:      Tiletoria West Coast Express Funride – entries open
Sat 26 Nov:       Coronation Double Century

Check out more online entries on and click on the online entries tab.

Saturday 29 October 2011

DISTANCES Road 94.3 km; 48.5 km; MTB 30 km; 13 km
START 94.3 km @ 06h30; 48.5 km @ 07h15; MTB 30 km @ 08h00; 13 km @ 08h30
ORGANISER Hoërskool Durbanville Prettrapkomitee
VENUE Hoërskool Durbanville
ENQUIRIES Melissa Bower
PHONE 082 411 2827
PRE-ENTRIES CLOSE 26 October 2011

Cyclists exit Durbanville via Wellington Rd, turning right onto the R312 past the Fisantekraal aerodrome and across the “fruit sellers” 4-way intersection. The 94 km route continues to the R44, turn left and left again onto the second Voorpaardeberg Rd. Turn left near the Sonop Winery, right at the T-junction and left again onto the R302. Cyclists then turn right at the silos and right again onto Philadelphia Road before returning to Durbanville via Adderley Road. The 48.5 km route turns left at the R312/R304 four-way intersection and rejoins the long route at the silos.

The 13 km MTB route (untimed) is a scenic ride through the Clara Anna Fontein private game reserve and surrounding wine farms.  The route has a few climbs but is suitable for families and novices.  The 30 km MTB route is a new route for the hard core mountain biker and offers a good mix of Jeep and single track with plenty of climbing and challenging technical sections.

From the N1, take the Durbanville off-ramp into Durban Road. Pass Tygervalley Centre and continue into Durbanville. Pass the Palm Grove Shopping Centre and Spiro’s Corner on your left, with Durbanville Shopping Centre on your right. Turn left into Queen Street and follow the signs to the parking area on the school grounds. Venue GPS Coordinates: S 33o49.51; E 18o38.38.

Food stalls, a beer tent and other entertainment. Goodie bags to the first 500 entrants. Medals for all finishers. Easy Entry Tickets accepted.  The 13 km MTB route will not be timed. All children u/10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Remember to wear your PPA road funride number for the road routes, and the brown PPA MTB seeded number for the MTB routes. If you have not yet received a road or MTB funride number, please contact the PPA Office no later than Thursday. You cannot use a road number for the MTB route, or vice versa.

Pre-Entries Late Entries
Distance Entry Fee Discounted PPA entry fee Entry Fee Discounted PPA entry fee
Road – 94.3 km R115 R100 R125 R110
Road – 48.5 km R105 R90 R115 R100
MTB – 30 km R115 R100 R125 R110
MTB – 13 km R65 R50 R75 R60
CSA Day License R35 R35
Temp Nr R5 (unseeded) R5 (unseeded) R30 (seeded)

Sunday 30 October 2011

DISTANCES 80 km; 45 km; 13 km
STARTING TIMES 80 km @ 07h00; 13 km @ 07h30; 45 km @ 08h15
VENUE Parys Cricket Grounds, Market Street, Paarl
ENQUIRIES Zarier Moerat / Achmat Ismail
PHONE 082 673 1812 / 082 077 7203
CUT-OFF 12h00
PRE-ENTRIES CLOSE 27 October 2011

A new road funride on the PPA calendar. The 80 km and 45 km routes head out along Berg River Boulevard before exiting Paarl along the Noord Agter Paarl road and turning left onto the R44 towards Agter Paarl. The routes split at the Klapmuts 4-way stop, where the 45 km route turns left and heads back to Paarl.  The 80 km route proceeds straight at the 4-way stop, taking cyclists into Stellenbosch and over the new Helshoogte Pass before returning to Paarl via the R310/R45 T-junction. Both routes finish on Berg River Boulevard, with a neutral zone back to the venue.  Apart from the one major climb on the 80 km route, both routes are primarily flat, with undulating rollers.

Cyclists doing the 13 km untimed route will complete a loop around the outskirts of Paarl before returning to finish along Berg River Boulevard.  This route is flat and is perfect for beginners or children accompanied by an adult.

From the N1, take EXIT 59, the second exit to Paarl. From the off-ramp, turn left onto Jan Van Riebeeck Drive and left again at the circle.  Follow the marshals to the designated parking areas. Venue GPS Coordinates: S°3344.15; E 18°58.24.

Please note helmets are required even for all kiddie tri-cycles and bicycles. 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
80 km R100 R80 R120 R100
45 km R50 R40 R60 R50
13 km R20 R20 R20 R20
CSA Day License R35 R35
Temp Nr R5 (unseeded) R5 (unseeded) R30 (seeded)

Yours in cycling
The PPA Team