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7 November 2011

7 November 2011

This week in the news:

  • Last Killarney training this week
  • Seeded event numbers
  • PPA “Heels on Wheels” presented by SHAPE
  • Forthcoming Events: November and December
  • What’s happening this weekend on the funride calendar: Weskus Mall Langebaan Lagoon Cycle Challenge

KILLARNEY CYCLE TRAINING
Join us on 8 Nov for our last Tuesday training session of the year at Killarney. The track is unfortunately not available for the rest of November, and training sessions will resume in January 2012.

SEEDED EVENT NUMBERS
Please remember to bring and wear the blue road funride number to road events, and the brown funride number that says “MTB” on it, to MTB events. The numbers not only have different colours, but also a different numbering system. Because of the big difference in calculating road and MTB seeding, you will NOT be able to use your road number at a MTB event, or vice versa. Contact the PPA Office 2-3 days before an event  if you had not received a funride number to use at that event, or go to the PPA Mobile Office when you get to the event.

WOMEN’S-ONLY ROAD FUNRIDE
The new ‘PPA Heels on Wheels, presented by Shape’ on Sun 11 Dec is specially designed to cater for  female cyclists who perhaps don’t participate in funrides as often as they’d like, or who are new to cycling and who are not yet ready for long routes and testosterone-filled racers. Goody bags to only the first 350 entrants. Two routes: 47 km; 13 km. See the home page, or click on http://www.pedalpower.org.za/event/ppa-heels-on-wheels-presented-by-shape-magazine/ for more information and enter now!

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:  NOVEMBER & DECEMBER

Sat 12 Nov:        Weskus Mall Langebaan Lagoon Cycle Challenge – entries open
Sun 13 Nov:      WP Time Trial Champs – entries closed.
Sun 20 Nov:      Tiletoria West Coast Express Funride – entries open
Sat 26 Nov:       Coronation Double Century – entries closed
Sun 4 Dec:        Die Burger Fietstoer
Sun 11 Dec:      PPA “Heels on Wheels” presented by Shape magazine – entries open

Check out more online entries on http://www.pedalpower.org.za/ – just click on the online entries tab.

WESKUS MALL LANGEBAAN LAGOON CYCLE CHALLENGE

Saturday 12 November 2011

DISTANCES 80km; 30km

STARTING TIMES 80km @ 07h00; 30km @ 07h45

ORGANISER SANParks Honorary Rangers – West Coast Region

VENUE West Coast SANParks Office Area, Langebaan

ENQUIRIES Pam Rutledge / Elbeth Le Roux

PHONE (022) 772 2787/ 071 160 2822 / 082 899 8616

EMAIL info@lagoonchallenge.co.za

LUCKY DRAW /CUT-OFF 11h30

PRE-ENTRIES CLOSE 9 November 2011

ONLINE ENTRIES www.pedalpower.org.za

ROUTE DESCRIPTION: A great new date for this popular event! The event starts on the banks of the Langebaan Lagoon in the picturesque village of Langebaan.  As the routes wind exclusively through the West Coast National Park, it takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery on the West Coast.

The routes closely hug the shoreline of South Africa’s only saltwater lagoon as you pass through Strandveld vegetation before making your way across the peninsula that divides the Atlantic Ocean and the Langebaan Lagoon.

Take time to appreciate the azure blue waters of this fantastic coastline as you pedal past landmarks such as Preekstoel, Kraalbaai, Geelbek and Schrywershoek.  Be on the lookout for the many animals that roam the West Coast National Park, as this in itself makes it a very special ride.  Several of the rolling hills have interesting names such as Skunk Hill, Fanie se Kop and Seeberg and make for a challenging, yet enjoyable day out.

The ride finishes at the top of Stumpnose Rock (affectionately known as Mamba Hill) with a breathtaking view of the lagoon as the backdrop.


WEATHER FORECAST

Mostly cloudy.  Min: 9°C; Max: 24°C.  No rain predicted.

DIRECTIONS TO THE VENUE

From Cape Town, take the R27 (West Coast road) past Melkbosstrand.  Continue north on the R27 for some 80km to the Langebaan turn-off at the One Stop Garage.  Turn left and drive into Langebaan.  At the fourth stop street, turn right into Bree Street and first left into Main Street which will take you to the SANParks Office area.

Venue GPS Co-ordinates: S 33°09.90; E 18°02.97  See the PPA website for interactive directions.

NOTES

The roads in the National Park will be closed to traffic for the duration of the funride.  There is a neutral (no racing!) zone from the WCNP offices to the park gate.

Registration and Late Entries at the WCNP Office on Friday 11 November from 15h00-19h00 and Saturday 12 November from 05h30.  Great lucky draws, beer tent, music and food stalls.

For accommodation specials, visit www.thefarmhousehotel.com The Farmhouse Hotel is also offering a pasta evening on Friday 11 November at a cost of R45.00.

Children u/10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Valid Easy Entry Tickets accepted. Remember to bring and wear your PPA road funride number. Please contact the PPA Office by Thursday if you have not yet received your road funride number.

Pre-Entries Late Entries
Distance Entry Fee Discounted PPA entry fee Entry Fee Discounted PPA entry fee
80 km R100 R80 R115 R100
30 km R45 R45 R65 R60
CSA Day License R35 R35
Temp Nr R5 (unseeded) R5 (unseeded) R30 (seeded)

WP TIME TRIAL CHAMPS

Sunday 13 November 2011
Enquiries: wpca@pedalpower.org.za

CATEGORY DISTANCES AND START TIMES: SUNDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2011

Venue: Windmeul Primary, off the R44 on the way to Wellington

CATEGORY START TIME DISTANCE
Elites & Under 23 12h45 36km
Junior Men, Elite Ladies 12h20 30km
Veteran Men 30 – 39 12h00 30km
Veteran Men 40-49, 50+ 11h30 20km
Veteran Women 11h15 20km
Under 16 Boys, Junior Women 10h45 20km
Under 14 Boys, Under 16 Girls 10h20 15km
Under 12, Under 14 Girls 10h10 10km
Under 10 10h00 8km

NOTES

Min: 11°C; Max: 21°C; Partly cloudy. Wind speed: 21km/h southerly.  No rain predicted.

Yours in cycling
The PPA Team