How does the Pedal Power Association assist its members? Amongst others, membership fees are reallocated to support members in the following ways:
1. Timing at events
PPA pays Racetec to electronically time all PPA members at events on the PPA calendar, timing therefore being a direct benefit of PPA membership.
For a handful of events with sufficient sponsorship (like the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour, Die Burger Fietstoer and the Coronation Double Century), the event organiser can afford to pay for timing fees. At these events, all participants – not only PPA members – receive a result.
2. Subsidised event entries
PPA has negotiated a discounted entry fee for events on the PPA calendar, in exchange for PPA marketing the event to the PPA database as well as in the printed calendar which is distributed to cycle dealers in the Cape Metropole. While events pay PPA a nominal fee to cover some direct costs related to events, PPA subsidises events on the PPA calendar through providing timing, route boards/equipment markers, back numbers, crew to assist at the start/finish, results and much more. Event entry fees accrue to the event organisers and not to PPA.