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From the PPA news desk: 18 January 2017

From the PPA news desk: 18 January 2017

JOIN US FOR A NEW KILLARNEY CHALLENGE THIS SUNDAY

Join us for a new event: The ‘Tour de Track’! Come and chase your tails around the track this Sunday and see how many laps you can do. “Racing snakes” (only riders with a seeding of A-G) race first for an hour plus one lap, after which the track opens for a two-hour session from 08h30-10h30 (racing snakes are welcome too). PPA members ride FREE. See more details below.

MALUTI DOUBLE90: HAVE YOU ENTERED YET?

Is the Maluti Double90 tougher than the Coronation Double Century or not? Come and find out! Don’t miss out on this exciting team challenge for 6-12 riders per team on Saturday 1 April 2017 in and around scenic Clarens in the eastern Free State. Pre-entries only at R7 800 per team. PPA discount: All teams that start and finish the 2017 Maluti Double90 with a minimum of 6 PPA members will receive a 10% discount on the 2017 entry fee. Read more and enter now.

ENTRIES FOR TOUR DE PPA ARE OPEN

Entries for the Tour de PPA on Sunday 26 February 2017, the last funride before the 2017 Cape Town Cycle Tour, are now open. Click here to enter now.

ONLINE PPA MEMBERSHIPS

We are no longer offering online free PPA memberships to cyclists who have never before been members of PPA. If you have friends who would like to take up this offer, please ask them to visit us at the PPA Office, or at our events.

A TRAGIC DEATH

We were devastated to learn this week that PPA member Delene Boonzaaier died tragically on the weekend after being struck by a car while cycling near Hermon. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family and friends.

KILLARNEY WEEKDAY TRAINING SESSIONS

PPA’s Tuesday evening sessions at Killarney will resume next week on 24 January 2017, 18h00-19h00. Registration from17h30. R20 for PPA members, R40 for non-members. At this stage the track is also available on 31 January, as well as all the Tuesdays in February: 7, 14, 21 and 28 February. Please keep an eye on PPA’s Facebook page – we’ll announce any changes on there.

EVENTS CALENDAR: JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2017

Date

Event Name

Location

Distances/Notes

Sun 22 Jan

PPA ‘Tour de Track’

Killarney (Milnerton)

Group 1 @ 07h00; Group 2 @ 08h30

Tue 24 Jan

Killarney training

Killarney (Milnerton)

18h00 – 19h00;
Registration from 17h30

Sat 28 Jan

 

Sun 29 Jan

Porcupine Ridge MTB (enter now)

 

Dido Valley hill climb

Bridge House, Franschhoek

near Simonstown

52 km; 26 km; 7 km

06h30, last rider starts at 08h00

Tue 30 Jan

Killarney training

Killarney (Milnerton)

18h00 – 19h00;
Registration from 17h30

Sat 4 Feb

Bouckaert-Soenen MTB (enter now)

Paarl

56 km; 33 km; 6 km

Sun 5 Feb

Bouckaert-Soenen Road (enter now)

Paarl

126 km; 72 km; 45 km

Tue 7 Feb

Killarney training

Killarney (Milnerton)

18h00 – 19h00;
Registration from 17h30

Sat 11 Feb

99ER Cycle Tour (listed event. Enter now)

Durbanville

102 km; 64 km

Tue 14 Feb

Killarney training

Killarney (Milnerton)

18h00 – 19h00;
Registration from 17h30

Sun 19 Feb

Journey 4 Sight (enter now)

Killarney (Milnerton)

78 km; 52 km

Tue 21 Feb

Killarney training

Killarney (Milnerton)

18h00 – 19h00;
Registration from 17h30

Sun 26 Feb

Tour De PPA (enter now)

Durbanville

110 km; 72 km

THIS WEEKEND ON THE FUNRIDE CALENDAR

The Bay City funride was unfortunately cancelled by the organisers, but PPA has organised a fun alternative for you (make it as tough as you want!):

Event

Killarney Tour de Track

Event date

Sunday 22 January 2017

Distances/Times – Group 1

1 hour plus one lap, only for riders seeded A-G  @ 07h00

Distances/Times – Group 2

2 hours plus one lap (All seeded groups)  @ 08h30

Note

Warm up 06h30-06h55 only for Group 1

Venue

Killarney Racetrack, Koeberg Road, Milnerton

PPA Members

FREE. Please bring and wear your seeded road  numbers

Non-members

R50, payable on the day   

The “racing snakes” start at 07h00 for a timed race of 1 hour plus a lap. You must have a seeding of A to G to ride in this session. You are welcome to take to the track from 06h30 to 06h55 to warm up.

This will be followed by a short break while the track is cleared, with the second session starting at 08h30. This two-hour session will end at 10h30 and is open to all seeded groups, including riders from A-G should you wish to ride again.

DIRECTIONS TO THE VENUE
From the N1, take the N7 North and exit at the Table View / Refinery off-ramp onto Plattekloof Road (M14). Turn right on Koeberg Road and continue straight across Blaauwberg Road). Please use southern entrance to Killarney (follow the signs). Signs will direct you to one of the designated parking areas behind the new pits.

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Registration from 05h45-06h45 for Group 1 (A-G). If you still need a funride number, please arrive early.
  • Registration from 07h00-08h30 for Group 2.
  • Timing will be done by Racetec – please remember to bring and wear your Racetec chip. No chip, no time.
  • No helmet, no ride. Road bikes and MTB’s welcome.
  • There will be food and coffee vendors available.
  • All riders must sign in and collect a sticker at registration.