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PPA Newsletter 28 November

MALUTI DOUBLE90 ATTRACTS NEW SPONSORS The PPA Maluti Double90 team time-trial celebrates its fourth year with two new sponsors. The popular national retail chain, Cycle Lab is the new naming sponsor, along with wellness and nutrition brand Biogen, who will be the presenting sponsor.   Entries for this increasingly popular road race with a unique […]


A unique South African cycle race, the Maluti Double90 team time-trial, celebrates its fourth year with two new sponsors. The popular national retail chain, Cycle Lab is the new naming sponsor and the event will be powered by wellness and nutrition brand Biogen. These two powerhouse brands in the cycling and fitness sectors will now […]

Saturday PPA Social Ride 17 November

SATURDAY SOCIAL RIDE REPORT: (by Rodney Beck) This week we welcomed the first tandem to our social rides. With Barry as the pilot and his 14-year-old daughter Amber, stoking, they make a formidable team. In perfect weather conditions, we set off from PPA House making our way through Claremont and Kenilworth heading towards Constantia.  Scenic […]

An elite new team needs your help

Drunk driving is a major cause of road accidents in South Africa and, unfortunately, an ever-increasing number of its victims are cyclists.  To help reduce this concerning statistic and act in the interests of all South African cyclists, the Pedal Power Association (PPA) is calling on volunteers to join a National Critical Response Team. This group of […]

PPA Memorial Ride pays tribute to Lance Botha

A group of around 140 cyclists gathered early Sunday morning to show their last respect to PPA member Lance Botha who was tragically killed in a cycling accident on Saturday 29 Sept. MEC Beverley Schafer represented the Western Cape Government and cycled with the large group of riders.  It was early on that tragic Saturday morning […]

Stay safe on the road

October is national transport month and not only does the Pedal Power Association want to see cyclists enjoying themselves on the trails and roads, but rider safety remains a top priority. In line with its nationwide Stay Wider of the Rider mission to educate all road users, PPA CEO Robert Vogel has put together some crucial […]

Entries for 2019 Maluti Double90 filling up fast

Entries are filling up fast for one of South Africa’s favourite team road cycle races, the 2019 Maluti Double90. This iconic event will be in its 4th year in 2019.  Teams should secure their entries as soon as possible as entries are bound to sell out fast.  This team time trial event, organised by the […]

Awareness in Gauteng

The Stay Wider of the Rider team visited JHB last week where we joined the RAF as well as Lions Pretoria South and the Legidima Cycle Club for two fantastic bib handouts. The first one was hosted in the Zandspruit informal settlement on Beyers Naude Drive. Here we handed out close to 200 reflective bibs […]

Be Safe on the Road

Hit and run crashes involving cyclists have become a common phenomenon in South Africa. Many of these accidents occur in the early hours of the morning when drivers return from a night out on the town. Durban cyclists Richard da Silva and Jared Dwyer were struck from behind by a car, allegedly driven by a […]


Winter in the Western Cape is rainy, cold and dark, which all spell danger to cyclists on the roads. The PPA encourages high visibility to cyclists, it is essential to wear bright clothing and have your lights on at all times.                              […]