23 Jul Enter now for the new PPA Schapenberg MTB funride
Join us for a brand new MTB funride on Sunday 16 September! The event will be using many of the Schapenberg MTB trails that PPA sponsored in 2010, with new trails currently being developed for the event. Check out our Facebook page for pics taken this week when we did a trail inspection. (PS We’ve now also added a video clip of one of the sections of single track to our Facebook page – go check it out!)
Due to the great new trails being built, the event date is changing from 26 August to 16 September so that the trails can be completed.
The long route is tough and aimed at fit, competitive riders with some 730 meters of tough climbing to get you going and nine sections of technical single track to test those skills. The medium route has fewer climbs and the single track is easy. This route is best suited for intermediate riders and fit novices and consists of four moderate climbs totaling 230 meters and three easy-to-moderate single track sections. We are working on a new short route amongst the vineyards, aimed at beginners & youngsters.
DATE Sun 16 September 2012
DISTANCES 30 km; 17 km, 5 km
STARTING TIMES 30 km @ 09h00; 17 km @ 09h20; 5 km 9h40
VENUE Ongegund Lodge and Conference Centre, Somerset West
ENQUIRIES Pedal Power Association
PHONE (021) 689-8420
PRIZE GIVING 13h00
ENTRIES CLOSE 10 September 2012 at 12 mid-day
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DIRECTIONS TO VENUE
From Cape Town – Follow the N2 through Somerset West. After 3 sets of robots, take the left slipway towards Somerset West. Follow the road into the town of Somerset West over a railway bridge. At the next robot with Vergelegen Medi Clinic on your top right corner, turn right. Follow this road for 5.6 km and turn left onto the farm, the gate being before the Ongegund sign.
From Stellenbosch – Follow the R44 to Somerset West. At the Somerset West Main Road Robot, with The Lord Charles on your right, turn left. Drive through the town until you reach Vergelegen Medi Clinic on your left hand side. Turn left at the slipway and follow this road for 6 km and turn left onto the farm, the gate being before the Ongegund sign.
From Grabouw – Follow the N2 over Sir Lowry’s Pass. As you reach the end of the pass you will find the only right turn towards Sir Lowry’s Pass Village. Travel through the village and cross a railway line before turning left at the T-junction. Ongegund will be 100m on your right hand side, the gate being before the red brick wall. GPS Coordinates: -34′ 6′ 46′ 76′; +18° 54° 24.02′
– Remember to bring your new 2012 PPA MTB frame number. If you have not yet received one this year, you will receive it at registration.
– No helmet, no ride.
– No transponder, no time – PPA pays for its members to be electronically timed by Racetec.