Enjoy a morning out on your bike with your friends and family. If you've done it before, why not challenge yourself to improve your previous results and aim for a personal best. If it's your first time, you're in for a treat with stunning views of the Paarl and Swartland winelands!
Registration will take place on Sunday, 28 April 2019 from 06h00 at Windmeul Winery.
From the start at the Windmeul Winery, the route will take you towards Wellington on the R44, turning left onto Distillery Road in the direction of Hermon, left on to the R46 where you will pedal past the Riebeeck-Kasteel turnoff and over the Bothmaskloof Pass towards Malmesbury/Wellington. Turn left on the R45 towards Wellington/Paarl until the R44 4-way stop where you will turn right and finish about 5km further down on the R44.
The 91km route will have 3 water points and the 38 km route will have 1 water point.
PPA Sportive #4 - Long Route (91km)
PPA Sportive #4 - Short Route (38km)
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 #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)
THE SPECIAL FINISHER’S TROPHY
This year, we have decided to do away with medals and do something more innovative and challenging – you will get a beautiful 3D bicycle puzzle that you can assemble once you have have completed all the events. The way it will work is that after each event, you will receive a few pieces of the trophy … complete all eight events and you can assemble the little road bike on a stand.
However, even you haven't done all the Sportive Series events, or won’t manage to do all the events, you’ll still be able to buy the missing pieces at a very reasonable cost at the Sportive #8. We still want everyone to have that trophy to display at their home or office.
DIRECTIONS TO THE VENUE
Follow the N1 in the direction of Paarl to the R44. Take exit 47 from the N1. Turn left onto the R44. The venue will be on your left hand side in approximately 15 km.
Remember to wear your PPA road fun ride number and Racetec timing chip.
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 - 91km
Entry fee - R375
PPA members’ discounted entry fee - R275
Distance - 38km
Entry fee - R175
PPA members’ discounted entry fee - R125