“Enough is enough! Too many cyclists have been knocked down or killed on our roads. We need to raise more awareness around the safety of cyclists and safe passing distances,” said Pedal Power Association chairman Steve Hayward. Please join us at the start of the 21km Powerade Leisure Ride in Port Elizabeth on Saturday 1 February 2014 for the erection of a ghost bike to raise awareness around safe cycling and to commemorate cyclists who lost their lives in the last year.
For the past three years, the Pedal Power Association, a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO 18/11/13/2410), has been actively campaigning to improve the conditions of cyclists on the roads, running various local and national initiatives to bring across the message that CYCLISTS STAY ALIVE AT 1.5m. The Association is now looking for a highly organised go-getter to co-ordinate the campaign and take it to the next level.
Entries for the 13th annual Cape Argus Pick n Pay MTB Challenge opened on Monday, 20 January. 2014 marks an exciting change in format with the event moving to Le Bonheur Wine Estate in The Greater Simonsberg Conservancy in Stellenbosch. The move offers mountain biking enthusiasts entirely new, never-ridden-before routes develped by well-known MTB trail enthusiast Meurant Botha.
The Pedal Power Association is pleased to announce that the 2014 Summer League will consist of a combined calendar of league races (funrides with a racing component) and other events to provide league riders with a total of seven events to compete in, with Ribbens Office National (RON) coming onboard as the sponsor of the Summer League. Substantial prize money will be on offer.
PPA honours Nelson Mandela as one of the greatest leaders and sources of leadership of our nation - may the legacy that he laid down for our country continue. Our thoughts and prayers go with his family and the nation as his death is mourned....
Entries for the PPA Heels on Wheels (all-female) funride closed with a wonderful field of some 500 ladies getting ready to take to the roads around Paarl and Stellenbosch on Sunday 8 December 2013. With a new venue and new routes, the PPA Heels on Wheels will be a first event for several participants . No late entries or substitutions will unfortunately be taken during the week, or at the event itself.
The new PPA Tread Lightly Twilight MTB ride on Friday 13 December 2013 is something different - and should definitely not be missed. Amongst others, the first 250 participants who enter by Friday 29 November will each receive a lovely gift; lucky draw prizes will go to the best fancy dress costumes at the event; the routes are devised to be non-technical but FUN, and Santa will definitely be at the event...