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With some 300 female cyclists who have already entered the brand-new women’s-only PPA "Heels on Wheels", presented by SHAPE magazine on Sunday 11 December 2011, there are only 50 goody bags still up for grabs. The first 350 entrants receive a goody bag. This event is specially designed to cater for female cyclists who perhaps don’t participate in events as often as they’d like, or newcomers to the cycling scene. As such, the two routes are relatively flat and take place on quiet roads in the Paarl/Wellington area.

Members of the Youth Empowerment Project were delighted last week to receive bicycles and helmets from the Pedal Power Association. The “YEP clan” is a dynamic structure within the community of Khayelitsha striving to utilize different ways of encouraging participation for young people through various development programs.

Pedal Power Assotiation staff members Jannis Jagger and Elizabeth Robbins last week ventured out to Vissershok Primary School near Durbanville to hand over ten brand-new mountain bicycles on behalf of PPA as part of PPA's annual project funding initiative.

This week in the news:
  • Last Killarney training this week
  • Seeded event numbers
  • PPA “Heels on Wheels” presented by SHAPE
  • Forthcoming Events: November and December
  • What’s happening this weekend on the funride calendar: Weskus Mall Langebaan Lagoon Cycle Challenge
KILLARNEY CYCLE TRAINING Join us on 8 Nov for our last Tuesday training session of the year at Killarney. The track is unfortunately not available for the rest of November, and training sessions will resume in January 2012. SEEDED EVENT NUMBERS Please remember to bring and wear the blue road funride number to road events, and the brown funride number that says "MTB" on it, to MTB events. The numbers not only have different colours, but also a different numbering system. Because of the big difference in calculating road and MTB seeding, you will NOT be able to use your road number at a MTB event, or vice versa. Contact the PPA Office 2-3 days before an event  if you had not received a funride number to use at that event, or go to the PPA Mobile Office when you get to the event.

The last training session of the year will take place on Tuesday 8 November 2o11 (the track is not available for the remainder of November). Training will then resume on Tuesday 10 January 2012.

The Pedal Power Association recently donated bicycles and helmets to the Anna Foundation as part of the PPA's current project funding initiative.  Last week PPA staff members visited Zorgvliet West, a farm nestled near the top of the Helshoogte Pass in Stellenbosch, to meet some of the farm kids whose lives are being changed for the better by this project.

In this newsletter:
  • Killarney training on Tuesday
  • PPA “Heels on Wheels” presented by SHAPE magazine
  • Forthcoming Events: November and December
  • What’s happening this weekend: WP Road Champs and Klein Joostenberg Funride
KILLARNEY TRAINING Due to Killarney being booked this week, there will be no cycle training on Tuesday 1 November. The last training session of the year will take place on Tuesday 8 November (the track is again not available for the rest of November, unfortunately). NEW WOMEN'S-ONLY ROAD FUNRIDE To date more than 200 women have entered the PPA "Heels on Wheels", presented by SHAPE magazine (11 Dec). Choose from a 47km and 13km route. Great goody bags to the first 350 entrants. The event is specially designed to cater for newcomers to cycling and female cyclists who perhaps don’t participate in funrides as often as they'd like.. See the home page, or click on http://www.pedalpower.org.za/event/ppa-heels-on-wheels-presented-by-shape-magazine/ for more information and enter now!

In this newsletter:
  • Killarney training on Tuesday
  • PPA “Heels on Wheels” presented by SHAPE magazine
  • MTB beginner's workshop this Saturday
  • Forthcoming Events: October and November
  • What’s happening this weekend: Durbanville High School Funride & MTB and Al-Azhar Funride
KILLARNEY TRAINING TODAY PPA’s cycle training sessions take place at the Killarney Motor Racing track near Milnerton on Tuesdays. These training sessions are great as you get the opportunity to practice your bunch riding and cornering in a safe, car-free environment. Registration starts at 17h30 in the pits area, with the session commencing at 18h00. Entry fees are R15.00 per PPA member, R30.00 per non-member and R5.00 for children u/12, riding with a parent. Read more in the news section on the PPA website. Please note no training will take place next Tuesday, due to the track being booked for another function.

This week in the news:
  • Bike to Work Day: Wed 19 Oct
  • Enter now for new women's-only funride!
  • Killarney training on Tuesday
  • Forthcoming events
  • This weekend on the PPA funride calendar
Congratulations to all participants who completed the PPA One Tonner on Sunday. What a great event it was - we appreciate all the notes of 'thanks' we are still receiving. This year we had over 1300 entrants; many of whom will be doing the Coronation Double Century in November. Enjoy your recovery from the One Tonner and the last bit of training before the DC - we hope to see you back at the One Tonner start line next year.