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4 October 2011

4 October 2011

In this newsletter:
* PPA One Tonner entries close tomorrow
* Killarney training – CANCELLED for today
* MTB Beginners Workshops
* New women’s-only funride
* Bike to Work: 19 Oct
* Forthcoming Events: October and November
* What’s happening this weekend on the PPA funride calendar?

PPA ONE TONNER – one day left to enter!
Late entries and substitutions for the 153 km PPA One Tonner on Sunday 16 October close tomorrow, 5 October. Click here to enter online now!

KILLARNEY TRAINING SESSION: 4 OCTOBER 2011 CANCELLED
Sections of the Killarney Race Track are being resurfaced this week and as a result there will be no PPA training session on Tuesday 4 October 2011 – please keep an eye on the PPA website as we’ll advise when training will resume.

MTB BEGINNERS WORKSHOPS
Learn to ride your mountain bike better at one of our practical skills workshops. Dates: Sun 9 Oct (presenter: Sarah Muhl, Tokai area, R230; 08h30-12h30); Sat 15 Oct (presenter: Erica Green, Elgin/Grabouw area, R250, lunch included; 08h30-14h30); Sat 29 Oct (presenter: Sarah Muhl, Tokai). Click here for more information.

Limited spaces available, pre-bookings only. Please contact Samantha at the PPA Office on (021) 689-8420 or email marketing@pedalpower.org.za to book your place now.

NEW: PPA “HEELS ON WHEELS” PRESENTED BY SHAPE
Join the Pedal Power team and SHAPE magazine for a brand-new women’s-only event on the PPA calendar! This new road funride on Sunday 11 December 2011 is specially designed to cater for newcomers to the wonderful world of cycling; for female cyclists who perhaps don’t participate in events as often as they’d like; and for runners or gym spinners who want to try a friendly, manageable cycling event. Two great routes: 47km and 13km.

Click here for  more information and to enter now. The first 350 entries will receive an awesome goody bag at registration so get your entry in soonest.

BIKE TO WORK DAY
Diarise this date: Wednesday 19 October is the next Bike to Work Day. Beat the rising fuel prices and cycle to work on this day. See www.pedalpower.org.za for tips re commuting and safe cycling, and keep an eye on our website for more info regarding the initiative.

NEW MTB AND ROAD SEEDED FUNRIDE NUMBERS
Don’t forget to bring and wear your new brown MTB-specific back number to the Engen Dynamic MTB Challenge on Saturday and your blue ROAD-specific back number to the Engen Dynamic Cycle Challenge on Sunday.

If you have not received the correct back number for the discipline that you are doing, please call the office no later than Thursday afternoon to organise a MTB or road seeded number for these events. Brown is MTB, Blue is Road.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS: OCTOBER & NOVEMBER
Sat 8 Oct:    Engen Dynamic MTB Challenge – entries open
Sun 9 Oct:   Engen Dynamic Cycle Challenge – entries open
Sun 9 Oct:   William Simpson Nissan / Aquellé Apple Blossom MTB – listed event
Sun 16 Oct:  PPA One Tonner – late entries close 5 Oct
Wed 19 Oct:  Bike to Work Day
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
Sun 6 Nov:   Klein Joostenberg Funride
Sat 12 Nov:  Lagoon Cycle Challenge
Sat 26 Nov:  Coronation Double Century

Check out the links to online entries on the PPA home page

What’s happening this weekend on the PPA funride calendar?

ENGEN DYNAMIC MTB CHALLENGE
Saturday 8 October 2011

DISTANCES 60 km; 30 km; 18 km
STARTING TIMES 60 km @ 08h30; 30 km @ 08h50; 18 km @ 09h10; 2.5 km kiddies @ 09h15
ORGANISER X-events
VENUE Nelson Wine Estate, near Wellington
ENQUIRIES Tony or Suzi
PHONE 087 550 1280 or 084 583 8989
EMAIL anthony@x-events.co.za
PRIZE GIVING 12h45
CUT-OFF 12h30
PRE-ENTRIES CLOSE 01 October 2011
ONLINE ENTRIES www.cyclelab.co.za

MTB ROUTES
Routes have been changed from the 2010 event. The routes are non-technical and comprise of farm tracks and gravel roads winding through the farming communities outside Wellington. This makes the shorter routes ideal for the novice rider, while more experienced and fit riders will be able to post fast times. Great routes to use as an introduction to off-road cycling.

DIRECTIONS TO VENUE
From the N1, take Exit 47 (Klapmuts/Stellenbosch). Turn left onto the R44, direction Wellington. Continue for 17,8km and the Estate will be on your left. From Paarl, follow the main road North. Keep left at the first fork and right at the next one. Turn right onto the R44 and the Estate will be on your left. GPS Coordinates: S 33°39.652; E 18°56.344

Pre-Entries Late Entries
Distance Entry Fee PPA entry fee Entry Fee PPA entry fee
60 km R130 R130 R180 R180
30 km R110 R110 R160 R160
18 km R90 R90 R140 R140
CSA Day License R35 R35
Temp Nr R5 (unseeded) R5 (unseeded) R30 (seeded)

ENGEN DYNAMIC CYCLE CHALLENGE
Sunday 9 October 2011

DISTANCES 99 km; 46 km; 30 km
STARTING TIMES 99 km @ 07h00; 46 km @ 08h00; 30 km @ 08h30
ORGANISINGER X-events
VENUE Nelson Wine Estate, near Wellington
ENQUIRIES Tony or Suzi
PHONE 087 550 1280 or 084 583 8989
EMAIL anthony@x-events.co.za
CUT-OFF / PRIZE GIVING 12h30
PRE-ENTRIES CLOSE 01 October 2011
ONLINE ENTRIES www.cyclelab.co.za

ROUTE DESCRIPTION
The 99 km route follows a loop through Wellington, Hermon, past Riebeek Kasteel, Malmesbury and the Voorpaardeberg circuit, with one noteworthy climb outside Riebeeck Kasteel.

The 46 km route follows the long route into Wellington but then turns left into Lady Loch Street before turning onto the R45, Klipheuwel Road, Voorpaardeberg road and back to the finish – primarily an undulating route with no big climbs.

The 30 km route follows a circuit in the Voorpaardeberg region. The road event holds Provincial Classic status and offers licensed category racing and R30 000 prize-money for the racing categories, and R30 000 worth of lucky draw prizes for the funride section.

Late entries on the morning will be taken only for the funride and not the racing section.

DIRECTIONS TO VENUE
From the N1, take Exit 47 (Klapmuts/Stellenbosch). Turn left onto the R44, direction Wellington. Continue for 17,8km and the Estate will be on your left. From Paarl, follow the main road North. Keep left at the first fork and right at the next one. Turn right onto the R44 and the Estate will be on your left. GPS Coordinates: S 33°39.652; E 18°56.344.

NOTES
Remember to bring and wear your PPA funride number for the funride section, or a temp day number will have to be bought.  Numbers are provided for riders in the racing section.

Pre-Entries Late Entries
Distance Entry Fee PPA entry fee Entry Fee PPA entry fee
99 km R120 R120 R140 R140
46 km R100 R100 R120 R120
30 km R80 R80 R100 R100
CSA Day License R35 R35
Temp Nr R5 (unseeded) R5 (unseeded) R30 (seeded)

WILLIAM SIMPSON NISSAN / AQUELLÉ APPLE BLOSSOM MTB CLASSIC
Sunday 9 October 2011

The organisers of the William Simpson Nissan/ Apple Blossom MTB Classic 2011 have decided to delay the start time to 9:30 am so as to accommodate the Rugby World Cup Quarter Final game. Register from 7am onwards, grab a coffee, muffin, egg/bacon roll, watch the rugby then enjoy the ride!

DISTANCES 46 km; 26 km; 12 km
STARTING TIMES 46 km @ 09h30; thereafter 26 km & 12 km
VENUE Oak Valley Estate, Elgin, Grabouw
GPS LOCATION S -34.155337 E 19.046263
ENQUIRIES Theresa Bridgman on (021) 848-9407 or 082 658 0112
FAX (021) 848-9407
EMAIL tntpromotions@xsinet.co.za

ROUTE DESCRIPTION
The 46 km route has a bit of everything with lots of single-track and some tough climbs. The 26 km route is flowing with great single-track, while the 12 km route is non-technical and aimed at novices and children.

NOTES
ONLINE ENTRIES – www.entrytime.co.za Late entries will be accepted on the day. Trail run/walk – check website for details. Contact the Elgin Valley tourism office and discover all that the Elgin Valley has to offer on (021) 848-9838 or visit www.elginvalley.co.za. PPA funride numbers are not used – the event will issue you with a number on the day. The event does not count for PPA seeding.

Yours in cycling
The PPA Team