This is a wonderful opportunity to get up, get out and get active with your friends and family. If you've done it before, why not challenge yourself to a PB. If it's your first time, you're in for a treat! This will be one of the first opportunities to get going on your Cape Town Cycle Tour seeding for 2020.
Registration will take place on Sunday, 31 March 2019 from 05h45 at Simonsvlei Winery.
The PPA Sportive series for 2019 consist of 8 events that will start at three different venues - Simonsvlei, Windmeul and Paardeberg. While the events form a series, they are all stand-alone road fun rides aimed at everyone, from beginners to experienced riders who want to keep doing road events throughout the year. These events offer the perfect platform for improving your time and setting a new personal best.
MORE ABOUT THE SPORTIVE SERIES
This series of fun rides is aimed at all cyclists, from beginners to experienced riders, and offers the perfect platform if you want to keep fit riding road events throughout the year, improving your times and setting a new personal bests.
If you’re brave enough to take on the challenge of the longer routes, the series is a great test for endurance and stamina … and needless to say, completing all the events will be a great source of personal achievement.
No pressure though! Each one is also a standalone event, so you don’t have to enter all in the Sportive Series.
Following this event, there will be four events remaining, spread throughout the year:
- PPA Sportive #4: 28 April, Windmeul winery (91km/38km)
- PPA Sportive #5: 9 June, Perdeberg winery (109km/39km)
- PPA Sportive #6: 29 Sept, Simonsvlei wine estate (Distances TBC)
- PPA Sportive #7: 13 Oct, Perdeberg winery (109km/39km)
- PPA Sportive #8: 1 Dec, Simonsvlei wine (Distances TBC)
From the start at the Simonsvlei Winery, the route will take you towards Stellenbosch and over Helshoogte. You will pedal past the Wemmershoek dam and through the back of Paarl towards Wellington before returning via the R44 to finish shortly after the Suid-Agterpaarl road on the R101. (Can we make this more appealing?)
The 97 km route will have 3 water points and the 38 km route will have 1 water point.
DIRECTIONS TO THE VENUE
Follow the N1 to the R44. Take exit 47 from the N1. Turn left onto the R101. The venue will be on your right hand side in 6.2 km.
Remember to wear your PPA road fun ride number.
No children u/13 on the 97 km route.
Kids between 8 and 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times on the 38 km route.
Distance - 97km
Entry fee - R375
PPA members’ discounted entry fee - R275
Distance - 38km
Entry fee - R175
PPA members’ discounted entry fee - R125