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9 January

9 January

BICYCLE TRANSPORT
If you transport your bicycle on a rack on the back of your vehicle, please remember to not obscure your vehicle’s number plate – you could get fined for doing so. If needs be, have an additional number plate made and tie that to the outermost bicycle.

‘TOUR DE PPA’ EARLY BIRD ENTRIES CLOSE TONIGHT
“Early Bird” discounted entries for the new Tour de PPA on Sunday 15 January close tonight at midnight, after which late entry fees apply. Late entries will be taken online until Wednesday midnight, after which cyclists can enter at any of the registration points this week, or at the event itself.

Registration & Late entries:
Thu 12 Jan:
14h00-17h00 at PPA Office, Mowbray, or
14h00-18h00 at Chris Willemse Cycles, Durbanville, or
14h00-18h00 at Cyclelab, Westlake

Fri 13 Jan:
08h30-16h00 at PPA Office, Mowbray

Sun 15 Jan:
From 05h00 at the venue, Klein Joostenberg Farmstall

HAVE YOU ENTERED THE PRO CLASSIC SERIES YET?
Entries are open for the 2012 Aca Joe summer Pro Classic (league) series and close on the 10th of January. Cyclists who qualify with regards to age and seeding, can enter one of eight racing groups. Summer events with Pro Classic (league) status in 2012 are: Tour de PPA (15 Jan), Cyclelab Cape Cobra (22 Jan), Bouckaert-Soenen (29 Jan), Rollercoaster (5 Feb), Medallion Tour de Stellenbosch (19 Feb); Wellington Lions Cycle Day (25 Feb) and Bay City Cycle Tour (26 Jan). Read more on the PPA website home page.

COME CYCLE THE CAPE PENINSULA MARATHON
Some 500 cyclists will be able to pedal the Cape Peninsula Marathon route on race day (19 Fen 2012) ahead of the runners, as an untimed fun cycle over 42,2 km from Greenpoint to Simon’s Town Naval Grounds. The start will be at 05h10. Read more on the PPA website (news section) and enter online: www.topevents.co.za

SUMMER EVENTS CALENDAR
Sunday 15 Jan:                         Tour De PPA (PCS event)
Sunday 22 Jan:                        Cycle Lab Cape Cobra (PCS event)
Sunday 29 Jan:                        Bouckaert Soenen  Funride and MTB (PCS event)
Sat 4 Feb:                                  Franschhoek Lions/ Porcupine MTB Challenge – entries open
Sun 5 Feb:                                 The GP Koning Waterproofing and Roofing Roller Coaster
Sat 11 Feb:                                 Reeds Chevrolet Ninety Niner Cycle Race – entries open
Sun 19 Feb:                               Medallion Tour de Stellenbosch
Sun 19 Feb:                               Cape Peninsula Marathon Cycle (untimed)
Sat 25 Feb:                                Wellington Lions Cycle Day
Sun 26 Feb:                              Bay City Cycle Tour
2-4 Mar:                                    Grape Escape MTB
3-4 Mar:                                    Cape Argus Pick n Pay MTB Challenges
Sun 11 Mar:                               Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour
24-25 Mar:                               PPA Wacky Wheels Fun Overnight Tour

This weekend on the PPA funride calendar:

TOUR DE PPA
SUNDAY 15 JANUARY 2012

DISTANCES            105km; 72km; 50km
STARTING TIMES        105km @ 06h15; 72km @ 07h30; 50km @ 08h30
ORGANISER            Pedal Power Association
VENUE                Klein Joostenberg Farm Stall, Stellenbosch
ENQUIRIES             PPA Office
PHONE                (021) 689-8420
EMAIL                funrides@pedalpower.org.za
LUCKY DRAW/CUT-OFF    12h30
PRE-ENTRIES CLOSE        9 January 2012
ONLINE ENTRIES        https://secure.entries.co.za/entries/findperson.aspx?eid=1342

ROUTE
All routes head out along the R304 in the direction of Stellenbosch before turning left onto the Kromme Rhee Road and heading onto the R44. The 50km route proceeds straight over the Klapmuts 4-way stop before turning left onto the R312 and making its way back to the finish along the R304.  The 72km and 105km routes continue onto the R44 and head up over the new Helshoogte Pass before heading back via the outskirts of Stellenbosch and Paarl at the Boschendal T-junction, Suid-Agter Paarl and Fairview Wine Estate. The 72km returns to the finish via the R312, while the 105km continues along the Voor Paardeberg Road before returning to the finish via the R302.

The 50km is ideal for family members and novice riders, while the two longer routes provide some undulating rollers with the one climb (Helshoogte) giving those fitter riders the chance to test their climbing skills.

DIRECTIONS TO VENUE
From Cape Town, take the N1 to Paarl. Take the Muldersvlei/Stellenbosch turn-off (R304). At the end of the off-ramp, turn right onto the R304 and cross the N1 bridge. You’ll find the Klein Joostenberg Market on your left. Ample parking is available on the wide road verge outside the market. GPS Coordinates: S 33°49.30 ; E 18°47.37. See the PPA website for interactive directions.

NOTES
A great new event on the funride calendar promising a fun-filled day for the entire family.  Children u/10 to be accompanied by an adult at all times.  Easy Entry Tickets accepted.

  Pre-Entries Late Entries
Distance Entry Fee Discounted PPA
entry fee
Entry Fee Discounted PPA
entry fee
105km R90 R70 R130 R100
72km R90 R70 R130 R100
50km R60 R40 R90 R70
CSA Day License R35 R35
Temp Nr R5 (unseeded) R30 (seeded)

 

Remember to wear your PPA road funride number. Please contact the PPA Office immediately if you cannot find your road funride number; you cannot use your MTB seeded number at road funrides (or vice versa). Cycling SA day licenses are required for Non-Cycling SA / Non-PPA members for all timed events. If you have a visiting friend who is not a PPA member and who would like to participate in the event, please remind them that only PPA members are timed and qualify for the seeded start groups – please contact the PPA Office for more information in this regard. Cyclists who have never before been a member of PPA, qualify for free membership if taken up at events – please speak to the PPA staff at the PPA MObile Office at events.

Yours in cycling
The PPA Team