Tour de PPA

Start
February 23, 2020
End
February 23, 2020 (All day)
Address
Durbanville Race Course, Bowlers Ave, Durbanville, Cape Town, 7551   View map
Phone
021 671 6340

 

KEY RACE INFO

 

Venue: Durbanville Race Course

 

 

ENTRY FEES

 

Early Bird entry fee special

Limited to the first 50 entries in each distance or 15 November 2019 (whichever comes first):

 

110 km: R200

72 km: R180

 

Normal Entry Fees

 

110 km: PPA members: R240; Non-PPA members: R340

72 km: PPA members: R220; Non–PPA members: R320

 

On the day: Late entries will be taken at the Durbanville Racecourse from 05h30.  No late entry penalty fees will apply. 😊

 

 

 Start times:

 

110 km: 06h30

72 km: 08h00

 

Registration:

 

Wednesday 19 February:      Tygervalley Sportsmans Warehouse from 12h00 to 18h00

Thursday 20 February:         Rondebosch Sportsmans Warehouse from 12h00 to 18h00

 

Late registration will also take place on the day of the event, from 05h30, at the Durbanville Racecourse.

 

 

THE ROUTES

 

110 km route

 

With three climbs split evenly through the route, this is a ride that calls for measured energy outputs.

From Durbanville, riders climb up Tiekiedraai before turning right onto the undulating Contermanskloof Road. They then head right at the Vissershok stop street to tackle the tough climb up Vissershok. After winding their way through Durbanville, cyclists turn left onto Wellington Road and onto the flatter open roads.

 

At the R312/Fisantekraal intersection, riders continue straight to the R44 where they will turn left. It’s another left at Voor-Paardeberg and left again onto the R304 before joining up with the 72 km route at the silos. The riders will then head back towards Durbanville via Adderley Road.

 

Click to enlarge map

 

 

72 km route

 

A lot flatter after the Vissershok climb, this shorter route will see cyclists able to hook a big gear and build up some speed in the bigger bunches.

 

From Durbanville, riders climb up Tiekiedraai before turning right onto the undulating Contermanskloof Road. They then head right at the Vissershok stop street to tackle the tough climb up Vissershok. After winding their way through Durbanville, cyclists turn left onto Wellington Road and onto the flatter open roads.

 

At the R312/Fisantekraal intersection, a cyclist on this route will turn left on the R304, left again on the R302 and then right onto the Philadelphia road. From there the riders will then head back towards Durbanville via Adderley Road.

 

Click to enlarge map

 

 

Water points: the 110 km route has 4 spread out evenly along the course. The 72km route has 5.

 

DIRECTIONS TO VENUE

From the N1, take the Durban Rd/Willie van Schoor Rd off-ramp and pass Tygervalley Centre towards Durbanville. Turn left into Tindale road. At the T-junction, turn left into Racecourse road. Pass the Durbanville Nature Reserve on your right; then follow the parking signs to the Durbanville Race Course. GPS: S:  33°50.27; E 18°38.24.

 

An ideal warm-up for the Cape Town Cycle Tour, the upcoming Tour de PPA on 23 February will help cyclists gauge their fitness fine-tune their strategy.

The last PPA fun ride before the annual Cycle Tour, this event starts and ends at the Durbanville Racecourse, and is a great opportunity to get in a final, solid training session on a course that includes the testing Vissershok climb.

 

There are two routes in the event – a 110 km and 72 km – and the longer version counts for Cycle Tour seeding.

There will be a Strava segment along Vissershok.  The fastest male and female will be awarded the King of the Hill prize on the day.

The first across the line (male and female) in each route will receive a prize at prize giving.

There will also be a prize given to the fastest time recorded on the day (male and female) in each route.  This will be made available later once the results of the event have been finalised.

 

Categories: ,

Sponsors

Status