2019 PPA Sportive #8
Event: PPA Sportive 8
Date: Sunday 01 December 2019
Venue: Simonsvlei Winery R101 Paarl
Distance: 86km / 51km
Starting times: 06h00 / 06h30
Lucky Draw: 10h00
Enquiries: Rozanne Dreyer (021) 671-6340
Online entries: Close on Thursday 28th November 2019 @midnight
Late entries: Available on the day of the event
From the start at the Simonsvlei Winery, the route will take you towards Stellenbosch and over Helshoogte. You will pedal past the Wemmershoek dam and through the back of Paarl towards Wellington before returning via the R44 to finish shortly after the Suid-Agterpaarl road on the R101.
The 86 km route will have 4 water points and the 51 km route will have 2 water points.
MORE ABOUT THE SPORTIVE SERIES
This series is aimed at all cyclists, from beginners to experienced riders, and offers the perfect platform if you want to keep fit riding road events throughout the year, improving your times and setting a new personal best. If you’re brave enough to take on the challenge of the longer routes, the series is a great test for endurance and stamina …and needless to say, completing all the events will be a great source of personal achievement. No pressure though! Each one is also a standalone event, so you don’t have to enter all in the Sportive Series.
Following this event, there will be one more event held at Perdeberg Winery. THis is the SPortive #7 which we had postponed and will not be held on 8th of December 2019
THE SPECIAL FINISHER’S TROPHY
This year, we have decided to do away with medals and do something more innovative and challenging – you will get a beautiful 3D bicycle puzzle that you can assemble once you have completed all the events. The way it will work is that after each event, you will receive a few pieces of the trophy … complete all eight events and you can assemble the little road bike on a stand.
However, even you haven’t done all the Sportive Series events, or won’t manage to do all the events, you’ll still be able to buy the missing pieces at a very reasonable cost at the Sportive #8. We still want everyone to have that trophy to display at their home or office.
DIRECTIONS TO THE VENUE
Follow N1 to R44. Take exit 47 from the N1, turn right under the bridge. Turn left onto the R101. The venue will be on your right-hand side at 6.2 km.
Latitude: -33. 8029243
Remember to wear your PPA road fun ride number and Racetec timing chip.
No children u/13 on the 86 km route.
No children u/11 on the 51 km route.
Long Route (86km)
PPA Member R275
U/18 Non- Member R200
U/18 PPA Member R100
Development Entry R100
Short Route (51km)
PPA Member R125
U/18 Non- Member R80
U/18 PPA Member R50
Development Entry R50
Late entries will be available on the day of the event at the same cost as the online entries. If you wish to enter on the day, please arrive with enough time to register.