2019 PPA Sportive #6
Enjoy a morning out on your bike with your friends and family. We are testing out new routes, so we can't wait to hear your thoughts and feedback.
Registration will take place at Simonsvlei Winery from 05h30 on Sunday, 29 September 2019.
Cyclists start at the Simonsvlei Winery, turn left along the Suid Agter Paarl road and right at the R44 intersection. Riders will continue along the R44 until they reach Windmeul Winery where they will turn left on the Voor Perdeberg/Vryguns Road and continue all the way to the R302. You will then turn left on the R302 and continue along the R304, continuuing straight past the N1 turnoff and heading towards Stellenbosch. The group will take a left along Kromme Rhee road and turn left back on to the R44 towards Wellington. At the Klapmuts 4-way stop, the cyclists will turn right onto the R101 and continue past Simsonvlei Winery, finishing a little further along on the R101.
The 86km route will have 3 water points (29,2km/56,47km/78,9km) and the 51 km route will have 2 water point (16km/44.1km).
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 #7: 13 Oct, Perdeberg Winery (109km/39km)
- PPA Sportive #8: 1 Dec, Simonsvlei Winery (86km/51km)
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 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 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 - 86km
Entry fee - R375
PPA members’ discounted entry fee - R275
Distance - 51km
Entry fee - R175
PPA members’ discounted entry fee - R125