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Newsletter 24 May

Newsletter 24 May

This week in the news:

  • PPA sponsorship opportunities
  • Forthcoming Events
  • Coming up this weekend: Hex Valley Autumn Splendour MTB


PPA SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Sponsorship opportunities exist for the PPA One Tonner (water points and/or title sponsor) as well as the annual PPA seeded funride numbers. Please email karin@pedalpower.org.za for more information.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:  JUNE & JULY
Sat 28 May:    Hex Valley Autumn Splendour MTB – entries open
Sat 4 June:    Robertson Winery MTB – entries open
Sat 18 June:  Greyton MTB Classic – entries open
Sat 2 July:     Pick ‘n Pay Weekend Argus Rotary Knysna Cycle Tour – MTB – entries open
Sun 3 July:     Pick ‘n Pay Weekend Argus Rotary Knysna Cycle Tour – Road – entries open
Sat 23 July:    Trastevere Wolseley MTB Challenge – entries open

For more online entries to other events, go to http://www.pedalpower.org.za/ and click on the online entries tab.

HEX VALLEY AUTUMN SPLENDOUR MTB
SATURDAY 28 MAY 2011

DISTANCES                55 km; 35 km; 15 km
STARTING TIMES   55 km @ 08h30; 35 km @ 08h50; 15 km @ 09h10
VENUE                          De Doorns High School
ENQUIRIES                Nienke Jordaan
PHONE                          084 206 4388
EMAIL                           njordaan@telkomsa.net
PRIZE GIVING/CUT-OFF    12h30
PRE-ENTRIES CLOSE            26 May 2011
ONLINE ENTRIES            https://secure.entries.co.za/onlineentries/landingpage.aspx?EID=1284

ROUTE DESCRIPTION
The scenic routes take you from the low-lying vineyards of the Hex Valley up the escarpment to the Karoo Plateau. From there the routes follow the old Hex River Pass railway line towards the Matroosberg station, completing a circular loop back to De Doorns.

The 55 km route is tough with lots of climbing and should only be attempted by fit, experienced riders. The 35 km route follows most of the long route, but cuts out one tough hilly loop. Both routes include great footpath/single track sections. The 15 km route is an enjoyable untimed funride over mostly flat terrain and is suitable for the novice rider.

Remember to put “slime” or tyre lines in your tyres, and bring along spares.

DIRECTIONS TO VENUE
From Cape Town, follow the N1 past Worcester to De Doorns. Take the De Doorns turn-off (30 km past Worcester) and carry on for 400m before turning left into the De Doorns High School premises. See the PPA website for interactive route directions.

WEATHER
Minimun tep of 4 degrees Celcuis, with a high temp of 11 degrees Celcuis. No rain predicted with a gentle breeze.

NOTES
This popular event inthe Hex River Valley, just past Worcester, has been called “A great ride with some magic scenery; “smooth and flowing” and “well marked,” by past participants. All routes run through Karoo succulent veld with a scenic view over the Hex Valley. Standard PPA entry fees will be charged, except for the 15km, which can be entered at a discounted rate. All children u/10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Remember to wear your PPA fun ride number. Refer to the back page for info on CSA licenses.

 

Pre-Entries Late Entries
Distance Entry Fee PPA discounted Entry fee Entry Fee PPA discounted Entry fee
55km R100 R70 R120 R100
35km R100 R70 R120 R100
15km R50 R35 R60 R50
CSA Day License R35 R35