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! This will be the first event for the 2019 PPA Sportive Series to start and finish at the Perdeberg Winery.
Registration will take place at Perdeberg Winery from 05h30 on Sunday, 1 September 2019.
Cyclists start at the Perdeberg Winery, turn right onto Vryguns Road and right again where the route will take you towards Wellington on the Voor Paardeberg/Sonop Road, later turning left onto the R45. Riders will then turn right onto the R46 passing Riebeeck-Kasteel and Hermon. They will then turn right onto the R44 towards Wellington passing Soetendal, Oakdene and Wellington Main Roads. At the Distillery/R44 Wellington robot riders will turn right towards Paarl and continue past Wellington Industria to the Wellington 4-way stop where they will turn right on the R45 towards Malmesbury. After riders pass water point 4, they will later turn left on to Voor Paardeberg Road where they will pass Schooneoord Road. The route will take a left onto Vryguns Road where it will finish just before Perdeberg Cellars.
The 109km route will have 4 water points (27,4km/51,5km/74,7km/90,8km) and the 39 km route will have 1 water point (20,6km).
LONG ROUTE (109KM)
SHORT ROUTE (39KM)
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 three events remaining, spread throughout the year:
- 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 Winery (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 FROM CAPE TOWN
From the Cape Town via N7:
Follow the N1, turn left on to the N7 towards Philadelphia Road/R304. Take the R304 exit from N7 past Philadelphia. Follow the R304, turn left on the R302/Klipheuwel Road and continue along Slent Road. Turn right on to Vryguns Road for approximately 2km to Perdeberg Winery, on the left.
From Cape Town via the N1:
Take the N1 to the R44. Take exit 47 from the N1 and turn left on the R44. Follow the R44 and turn left at Windmeul Winery on to Voor Perdeberg/Vryguns Road and continue along Vryguns road for approximately 7,5km to Perdeberg Winery, on your right.
Remember to wear your PPA road fun ride number and Racetec timing chip.
No children u/13 on the 109 km route.
Kids between 8 and 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times on the 39 km route.
Distance - 109km
Entry fee - R375
PPA members’ discounted entry fee - R275
Distance - 39km
Entry fee - R175
PPA members’ discounted entry fee - R125