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New 2014 Summer League promises great racing

New 2014 Summer League promises great racing

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.

The running of the 2014 Summer League has been outsourced and will take place in close collaboration with the Western Province Cycling Association.

“We are really excited about the 2014 Summer League,” said PPA Chairman Steve Hayward. “By combining resources and events, this will be the most intense league in years and we are confident that it will provide great racing in the Western Cape.”

The 2014 Summer league brings about several other changes.

“The racing format will change to category racing, catering for elites, sub-vets, masters, women, juniors and senior scholars. In addition, a club category for clubs registered within the Western Cape is being introduced to the league,” explained the WPCA’s road commissioner and league organiser, Eugene Strydom. “We trust that these changes will add up to provide cyclists with solid racing opportunities and look forward to seeing exciting racing in the Summer.”

The events are:

Stage 1: Sat 11 January 2014 – RON Tour de Philadelphia (88 km) *

Stage 2: Sun 19 January 2014 – Tour de PPA league and funride (110 km / 72 km U16) *

Stage 3: Sun 26 January 2014 – Bouckaert-Soenen league and funride (126 km / 72 km – U16)

Stage 4: Sun 2 Feb 2014 – Rollercoaster league and funride (81 km)

Stage 5: Sun 9 Feb 2014 – RON Signal Hill hill climb (5.24 km)

Stage 6: Sun 16 Feb 2014 – Tour de Medallion league and funride (101 km / U16 tbc)

Stage 7: Sun 23 Feb 2014 – RON Cape Town Criterium (1 hour + 1 lap)

  • Stages 1 and 2: Routes to be confirmed due to current road works.

 

Riders can enter the following categories:

CAT1: PPA seeding of A – C; Elite men and junior men (gear restrictions for juniors).

CAT2: PPA seeding of A – C; Subvets or older male riders

CAT3: PPA seeding of D – F. Vets, Masters, Women, Open.

CAT4:  U16 males (gear restrictions) and interclub riders

Categories will be split into two start groups should the total number of entrants for that category exceed 120. A team competition will be held in categories 1, 2 and 4. Rules for the 2014 PPA Ribbens Office National Summer League will be made available shortly.

For more information, please email Eugene on info@wpcyclingevents.co.za.  Entries will open on Tuesday 17 December 2013. Entries for the first event will close on 6 January 2014, after which entries will reopen after 11 January for riders wishing to join the league for the second event. Entries into the league will be taken for individual events at an additional admin fee, should there be entries available for that event.

For online entries and more information, please visit www.wpcyclingevents.co.za