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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 format: a 180 km team time-trial open to both pros and amateur cyclists that starts in the picturesque Free State town of Clarens and takes in the scenic Golden Gate national park, closes 01 February 2019. Visit our website www.malutidouble90.co.za for more information on the race and how to enter.

 
PPA SOCIAL RIDES
Our social ride takes place every Saturday and is open to everyone. The ride starts at 06h30 sharp from the PPA Mowbray office.  For more info please contact us on (021) 671-6340 or send an email to jannis@pedalpower.org.za Follow the link for more information on the ride and the new route.
 
Note on the ride:

  • Venue: PPA Mowbray House
  • Start: 06h30
  • Speed: We split the riders up according to strength, and there are groups to suit everyone. The various groups stay together, and no one is left behind.
  • Ride Time: 2-3 hours, depending on traffic and any mechanicals
  • Support vehicle with spares will follow the group;
  • The ride is open to everyone, free of charge
  • A free cup of coffee at the Gear Change in Mowbray (it is 200 meters from the start)
  • Ride captain: Roy Andrew

 
CYCLOSPORTIF #4 ENTRIES CLOSE THIS THURSDAY 
 The next event in our Cyclosportif series, the Windmeul Winery Sportif (#4), takes place on Sunday 02 December. Don’t miss the last road cycling event on the PPA calendar for 2018! You can choose to take part in the 91 km or 38 km event. The easier short route is specifically aimed at beginners and younger riders while the longer route cater for the fitter and faster rider.
 For more info and to enter visit our website https://www.pedalpower.org.za/events/pedal-power-association-219/
 
TWILIGHT FAMILY MTB ENTRIES OPEN
 Bring your family and friends to cycle for charity at the Twilight Family MTB Event. This year all money raised will be used for the PPA Bike4All project. PPA members can decide what they would like to donate to enter and PPA non-members will pay a small fee (with the option to donate). The bikes will be donated to a primary school in the Klapmuts community, Backsberg Estate Cellars, our host has been involved with this primary school for years. We heard about their need and would like to help. Please help us by donating to this great cause.
 
We are very excited to announce that we will be returning to Backsberg on Saturday 08 December this year. The routes are flat and will cross farms that were not a part of the routes in past Twilight events.
 
For more info and to enter visit our website https://www.pedalpower.org.za/events/pedal-power-association-230/
 
 
SPECIAL ON ‘STAY WIDER OF THE RIDER’ SHORT SLEEVE JERSEYS
We have a SPECIAL on our short sleeve ‘Stay Wider of the Rider’ jerseys while stocks last. The normal price is R350, it has been reduced to R250. Buy a pair of socks as well and get the combo for R275. Click on the link https://pedal-power-association.myshopify.com/
to purchase or visit our offices in Kenilworth weekdays from 8h30 to 4h30. Limited stock available!

OTHER SOCIAL RIDES IN CAPE TOWN OPEN TO MEMBERS

  • Southern suburbs: Rides start on Saturdays from the Life Cycle store in Tokai. For more info contact 021 701 0511.  
  • Northern suburbs: Rides start on Saturdays at 06h30 from the BP service station at the Edgemead Shopping Centre in Letchworth Drive. Visit City Cycling Club for more info and details of the weekly planned route (under Newsletter link). Enquiries: Mark on 083 318 9379 or John (after hours) on 083 583 1729.

 
CALL FOR UNWANTED CLOTHING AND SHOES
 If you have unwanted items of clothing and shoes (not cycling gear) at home, please drop it off at the PPA office, as we would like to hand it to the McGregor community. We are thanking you for your generosity in advance.
 
INTERESTING CYCLING NEWS
http://www.tourismupdate.co.za/article/187336/Western-Cape-positions-itself-as-Africa-s-premier-cycling-destination
 
STAND A CHANCE TO WIN
Click on the link for more info  https://bikemob.co.za/products/pirellipzerovelotyres

EVENTS AT A GLANCE
 

Event

2018 Cyclo Sportif #4

Date

Sunday 02 December 2018

Distance

91 km; 38 km

Starting times

91 km @ 06h00; 38 km @ 06h30

Lucky draw / cut-off

10h30 / 11h00

Venue

Windmeul Winery

Enquiries

Rozanne Dreyer (021) 671-6340 / rozanne@pedalpower.org.za

Online entries close

Thursday 29 November 2018 @ 24h00

On-the-day late entries?

Yes

 
ROUTE DESCRIPTION
The lovely venue for the fourth event is the Windmeul Wine Cellar. The 91 km route will take you through Wellington out towards Hermon, with only one big climb as you pass Riebeeck Kasteel, returning to the venue via the R45. There will be 3 waterpoints along the route.
 
DIRECTIONS TO THE VENUE
Follow N1 to R44. Take exit 47 from N1. Turn left onto R44. Destination will be on the left. Windmeul Kelder
GPS Co-ordinates: S 33°40’18.1” E018°54’30.6
 
NOTES
Remember to wear your PPA road funride number and bring your Racetec transponder.  No children u/16 on the 91 km route. Kids between 8 and 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times on the 38 km route.
 
Registration will take place on the morning of the event at Windmeul Winery from 04h30.
 

 

 ONLINE ENTRIES

Distance

Entry fee

PPA members’ discounted entry fee

91 km

R375

R275

38 km

R175

R125

 
RECENTLY OPENED EVENTS

Event

2019 Tour de PPA

Date

Sunday 24 February 2019

Distance

110 km; 72 km

Starting times

110 km @ 06h30; 72 km @ 08h00

Venue

Durbanville Racecourse

Enquiries

(021) 671-6340 / info@pedalpower.org.za

Pre- entries

 https://online.entries.co.za/entries/findperson.aspx?eid=4483

Cut-off at venue

13h00

Lucky draw

12h00

 
For more information on the route, directions and entry costs click on the link below
 http://www.pedalpower.org.za/events/pedal-power-association-233/

Yours in cycling
The PPA team