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26 September 2011

26 September 2011

In this newsletter:
* PPA One Tonner entries close this Friday
* Killarney training starts this week
* MTB Workshops for beginners
* PPA Website Forums: Yours for chatting!
* New MTB and Road Funride Numbers
* Forthcoming Events: September and October
* This weekend on the PPA calendar: Lion of Africa De Grendel MTB

PPA ONE TONNER: HAVE YOU ENTERED YET?
Entries for the PPA One Tonner over 153 km on Sunday 16 October close this Friday 30 September, whereafter late entry fees apply until 5 October. Enter online here

If you’d like an event T-shirt, please order yours when entering. Read more on the PPA website.

KILLARNEY TRAINING
PPA’s cycle training sessions on the Killarney Motor Racing track near Milnerton is starting this Tuesday, 27 September 2011.

Registration starts at 17h30 in the pits area, with the session taking place from 18h00 – 19h00. Entry fees are R15.00 per PPA member, R30.00 per non-member and R5.00 for children u/12, riding with a parent.

When entering the pits at the subway, please give way to cars exiting the track. Read more on the website.

MTB WORKSHOPS
Want to learn more about the basics of riding a mountain bike? PPA has organised several MTB workshops: Saturday 15 October by Erica Green, or 9 & 29 Oct, 12 & 19 Nov by Sara Muhl.

See the PPA website home page for more info, and contact Samantha at the PPA Office on (021) 689-8420 or email marketing@pedalpower.org.za soonest to book your spot as places are limited.

PPA WEBSITE FORUMS
Our web forums are now live – do visit them to post event feedback (check out the report of this past weekend’s Piket-Bo-Berg MTB!), get ride buddies, and just to chat to fellow cyclists. You need to be a registered MyPPA user and be logged in to view the forums.

NEW MTB AND ROAD SEEDED FUNRIDE NUMBERS
Don’t forget to bring and wear your new brown MTB seeded number to the De Grendel MTB on Sunday – you cannot use your blue ‘road’ seeded number at MTB events.

If you did not do a MTB event last year that used PPA numbers, you would not automatically have received a MTB seeded number. If this was the case, please contact the PPA office by close of business on Thursday this week to organise that a MTB number is allocated to you and sent to the event for you to collect, or you can collect one from the Office during the week.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:  SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER
Sun 2 Oct:     Lion of Africa De Grendel MTB – entries open
Sat 8 Oct:      Engen Dynamic MTB Challenge – entries open
Sun 9 Oct:     Engen Dynamic Cycle Challenge (road) – entries open
Sun 9 Oct:     William Simpson Nissan / Aquellé Apple Blossom MTB – listed event
Sun 16 Oct:   PPA One Tonner – entries open
Sat 22 Oct:    Fair Cape Pointbreak MTB – entries open
Sat 23 Oct:   Tiletoria West Coast Express: postponed to 20 Nov
Sat 29 Oct:   Durbanville High School Funride and MTB – entries open

For more events, visit http://www.pedalpower.org.za/ and click on the online entries tab.

LION OF AFRICA DE GRENDEL MTB FUNRIDE
Sunday 02 October 2011

DISTANCES 55 km; 30 km; 10 km
STARTING TIMES 55 km @ 08h00; 30 km @ 08h20; 10 km @ 08h40
ORGANISING COMMITTEE Rotary Club of Bellville
VENUE De Grendel Estate, Plattekloof/Bothasig
ENQUIRIES Riaan Boshoff
PHONE 072 826 0326
EMAIL rotarymtb@gmail.com
PRIZE GIVING/CUT-OFF 12h00
PRE-ENTRIES CLOSE 29 September 2011
ONLINE ENTRIES www.pedalpower.org.za

ROUTE DESCRIPTION
While the 30 km and 10 km routes take place only on the De Grendel Wine Estate, the 55 km will include sections on neighbouring farms as well as in the Tygerberg Nature Reserve. All routes offer breathtaking views of Table Bay, Table Mountain and False Bay. Be prepared for a few steep climbs and some bumpy, technical downhills!

The routes start on a flat section and then split, with the two longer routes climbing halfway up Tygerberg Hill. The 30 km route then returns through the vineyards to the finish.

The 55 km continues along the contour road onto the neighbouring farms, through the Tygerberg Nature Reserve and returns to De Grendel via Magick Forest. Only fit, experienced riders should attempt the 55 km.
The flat 10 km route is aimed at the novice rider and youngsters and includes a short stretch of tar road. Children u/10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

DIRECTIONS TO VENUE
From the N1, take the Malmesbury turn-off onto the N7. Continue towards Exit 17 and turn right onto the M14/Plattekloof Road. Follow Plattekloof Road until you reach the farm’s main entrance on your right hand side.

Alternatively, follow the M13 past the new Burgundy Estate until you reach the Bothasig traffic circle and turn left. Follow the Plattekloof Road until you reach the main entrance of De Grendel Wine Estate on your left.

For a downloadable map, visit: www.degrendel.co.za. Venue GPS Coordinates: S 33°51.039; E 018°34.276. See the PPA website for interactive directions.

NOTES
A crèche facility, food stalls and wine tasting will be available, so bring the family! All funds raised will be allocated towards a service project in line with Rotary International’s theme for the year. Easy Entry Tickets accepted.
Remember to wear your PPA funride number.

Pre-Entries Late Entries
Distance Entry Fee PPA discounted entry fee Entry Fee PPA discounted entry fee
55 km R105 R75 R125 R85
30 km R85 R55 R95 R65
10 km R30 R30 R45 R45
CSA Day License R35 R35
Temp Nr R5 (unseeded) R30 (seeded)

 

Yours in cycling
The PPA Team