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From the CEO’s desk (Dec 2017)

December is upon us and I am sure most of you are looking forward to a well-earned break and time to recharge the batteries in preparation for 2018.  The office activities are slowly winding down and this year’s event calendar closes off with the family-friendly Twilight Ride on Wednesday evening. The 5km event is free […]

Give a BMX this Christmas!

PPA’s new Bike4All BMX bicycles are here! These great Christmas presents are available at only R1500 (including a helmet), while our utility bicycle, the Bike4All, is available at R2000 each, including a helmet and high-vis bib. We are also urging our members to consider donating a BMX or Bike4All, or simply contributing towards one, that […]

Greeff narrowly wins Mangaung Cycle Tour

Jacques Greeff (Token Cycling) narrowly out-sprinted teammate Egan Campbell (Token Cycling) to win the 2017 Mangaung Cycle Tour over 102 km in 2:34, averaging 39.66 km/h on the fairly flat course.   The front bunch of some 130 riders was off to a fast start for the first 30 km through town.  The wind made […]

From the CEO’s desk (end-Oct)

Chapman’s Peak The new road surface on Chapman’s Peak has started a fierce debate and there is still some confusion as to whether this is the final product or not. After speaking to members on Tuesday, I took my road bike and cycled up Chapman’s Peak and had a look for myself. It looks like […]

Last chance for an online entry for Mangaung Cycle Tour

The Mangaung Cycle Tour is the only Premier Seeding Series event hosted in the Free State for the 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour.  This prestigious event takes place on Sunday 5 November 2017 in Bloemfontein. Online pre-entries close on 27 October. The 102 km route (which will be used as seeding for the 2018 Cape […]

Team Giant on form at Enjoy One Tonner

Team Giant showed that they are in peak condition for the upcoming Coronation Double Century, winning the team competition in the 2017 Enjoy One Tonner by some 30 minutes from Team Coro Stars. It was a tough day out there, with the cross-wind along the back section and coming into Stellenbosch not making things any […]

Motorist gets jail sentence for killing cyclist

In a landmark court ruling, a three-year prison sentence was recently handed down in the Kuilsriver Magistrate’s Court to Geoffrey Merrick who had killed a cyclist in 2013 in a hit-and-run incident. Merrick’s driver’s license was also suspended for six months. In May 2013, Merrick crashed into Dr Koos Roux who at the time was […]

NEWSFLASH: Entries are open for the 2018 Token Double90

Entries for the 2018 Token Double90 Team Challenge on Saturday 14 April 2018 are open. The first 10 teams to enter online will pay a discounted Early Bird entry fee. In 2016 the Pedal Power Association took the concept of a team time trial challenge of almost 200 km to the Maluti mountains in the […]

De Lange wins 2017 Trans-Karoo MTB

On Saturday 2 September, Deon de Lange wrote his name in the MTB history books when he won the 2017 Trans-Karoo MTB in 10:12.36 in his first attempt at the event. Helena Bester was the first individual female across the finish line in 13:59.05, while Dominique Provoyeur and Rozanne Schreiber won the team section in […]

Join us at the 2017 AGM

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Pedal Power Association will be held as follows: DATE: Wednesday 13 September 2017 TIME: 18h30 for 19h00 NEW VENUE: Belmont Square Conference Centre, Belmont Road, Rondebosch •    For catering purposes, please RSVP by close of business on 6 September 2017 to shana@pedalpower.org.za. •    If […]