22 Jul Entries are open for new-look PPA Enjoy One Tonner
Entries are open for the new-look PPA One Tonner. The tough endurance event will boast two additional new routes this year to cater for cyclists looking for a road event shorter than 170 km.
“While many participants and teams use the One Tonner on Sunday 23 October 2016 as the ideal training ride for the Coronation Double Century which follows some 5 weeks later, not everyone wants to cycle 170 km,” explained PPA CEO Robert Vogel. “We therefore decided to add two shorter routes to increase the road fun-ride offering in the Cape.”
The two additional new routes are respectively 109 km and 58 km.
Normal entry fees apply until 30 September. No entries will be taken after 10 October, or at the event. Entries will be capped at 2 500.
Starting from the Stellenbosch High School (170 km @ 06h30; 109 km @ 08h15; 58 km @ 09h15), all three routes take in the tough climb over Helshoogte before heading out towards Klapmuts.
While the 58 km follows the R101 to join up with the two longer routes at the R302, the medium and long routes continue towards Voorpaardeberg. The 109 km route turns left at the Windmeul Winery to join up with the long route on the R302, while the 170 km route continues towards Wellington, Hermon and Riebeeck Kasteel before returning to the venue, joining up with the two shorter routes along the way.
Various cut-offs will be enforced along the way to ensure cyclists will reach the finish before 16h00.
At the finish, various food stalls will offer tasty treats for sale, while massage therapists will take care of tired muscles.