Paarl Cycle Tour

Sunday, 2 February 2020
Western CapeFairview wine estate

Details

The annual Paarl Cycle Tour on Sunday 2 February will bring more than 1500 cyclists to Paarl. The event, organised by the Rotary Club of Paarl, will start at a new venue, scenic Fairview wine estate, for the first time. It will be a seeding race for the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2020 and is held under the auspices of the Pedal Power Association (PPA).

 

There will be three races, with online registration, timing and seeding by RaceTec. The races will start at Fairview, on the western slope of Paarl Mountain, and from there cyclists can travel on three routes in the rural Agter-Paarl/Klipheuwel area.

 

The first race over 97.8km starts at 06:00 (entry fee is R280, PPA members R260). It is for more experienced riders and will be a seeding race for the Cape Town Cycle Tour. The second race, over 71.9 km, starts at 07:00 (entry fee R260, PPA members R240). The third race, over 46.6 km, starts at 08:00 (entry fee R220, PPA members R210). The closing date for on-line registration is Monday 27 January 2020 at 12:00.

Cyclists will take off in a northerly direction from the entrance of Fairview (this section of road will only allow for north-bound traffic on race day). Participants coming from Wellington will have to travel via Paarl or via Klapmuts (R44) to reach Fairview.

 

The races will finish on the Old Paarl Road (R101) near the turn-off to Fairview. Thereafter cyclists return to the wine estate, where there will be a variety of food and beverage stalls as well as music and kiddies’ entertainment. There will also be a bike park, so that you can lock your bike, relax and enjoy the festivities and the lucky draw. Another feature will be trailer rides to neighbouring Spice Route, where there is a playpark for kids. Prior booking is recommended for the restaurants at Fairview and Spice Route (Sundays are particularly busy).

 

Race numbers can be collected at ASG Paarl in the Laborie Centre in Paarl on 1 February from 08:30 to 10:30 or at Chris Willemse Cycles at Willowbridge on the same day from 12:00 to 15:00. Late entries are accepted on race day at Fairview from 05:00 (late entry fees are R320 for the first race, R300 for the second race and R260 for the third race). Entries will be limited to 2500 cyclists.

 

To enter, go to http://www.racetec.co.za/calendar or visit www.paarlcycletour.co.za for more detail on the routes. Proceeds of the race go to Paarl Rotary projects focusing on early childhood and youth development.

Venue

Fairview wine estate, Western Cape
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buchanan, Nov 22 2019 05:33

Why is the 'long' race so much shorter now compared with previous years?  The route used to be about 125km and went past Riebeek Kasteel.

Wannabe, Dec 02 2019 02:19

Why is the 'long' race so much shorter now compared with previous years?  The route used to be about 125km and went past Riebeek Kasteel.

 

 

That used to be the Bouckhaert-Soenen. It has been scrapped, this race replaces it. 

Brand new event.

piotter, Jan 21 2020 08:20

So I'm guessing since SCT was cancelled this race might get an increase in popularity, pay day will come for most before entries close.

Wannabe, Jan 21 2020 09:01

So I'm guessing since SCT was cancelled this race might get an increase in popularity, pay day will come for most before entries close.

 

As it should. It is quite a nice route.

Capricorn, Jan 22 2020 06:32

is a route profile available?

Jewbacca, Jan 22 2020 07:26

is a route profile available?

Yes.. On their website they lay out the route in detail.

 

Map view and profile.

 

Max gradient, etc. It's all there

Pure Savage, Jan 22 2020 08:16

is a route profile available?

 

We have put all the PPA Western Cape events on our strava page so can check profile, and segments easily. 

 

https://www.strava.c...p_events/588684

Pure Savage, Jan 22 2020 08:18

Actually one of the better routes out there, the 90 degree turns dont end up in an out and back race with wind.

#Arrie, Jan 22 2020 08:43

We have put all the PPA Western Cape events on our strava page so can check profile, and segments easily.

https://www.strava.c...p_events/588684


Is there a way to load it onto my Garmin?

Pure Savage, Jan 22 2020 09:16

Is there a way to load it onto my Garmin?


If you star the route and have strava premium it will sync to garmin.

#Arrie, Jan 22 2020 09:42

Thanks 👍

Capricorn, Jan 23 2020 08:17

Yes.. On their website they lay out the route in detail.

 

Map view and profile.

 

Max gradient, etc. It's all there

all links from various sources, google,  including PPA and racetec event pages, do not resolve (from work, so possible firewall issue) to a website. Also, when I did manage to access a functioning paarl tour webpage, I couldn't find a route profile, just the route and event details.

Hence my question.

Emile Kruger, Jan 23 2020 09:35

Also unable to access the Paarl Cycle Tour website, looks like their website is down🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️

Johnny82, Jan 23 2020 05:31

The Paarl Cycle Tour website is back up again

Jewbacca, Jan 23 2020 06:25

all links from various sources, google,  including PPA and racetec event pages, do not resolve (from work, so possible firewall issue) to a website. Also, when I did manage to access a functioning paarl tour webpage, I couldn't find a route profile, just the route and event details.

Hence my question.

Dunno then.. This has had all the info I needed from day 1

 

https://www.paarlcyc....za/long-route/


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Johnny82, Jan 23 2020 07:02

Dunno then.. This has had all the info I needed from day 1

 

https://www.paarlcyc....za/long-route/

 

The Paarl Cycle Tour website had an issue yesterday, the IP address would not resolve. Seems that they fixed it sometime today

TDFN, Jan 23 2020 07:05

Dunno then.. This has had all the info I needed from day 1

 

https://www.paarlcyc....za/long-route/

Dude everyone out there needs spoon-feeding these days, or some for of protection against  hurt feelings and and. Time for peeps to get a life.

 

Examples Blue Rock drowning and the school drowning in jhb. 

 

Yes it is painful and sad, but the witch hunt just seems to be over the top, All these internet heroes,

 

Sorry for the rant as it is not applicable to the  this thread, but damn when do we start taking responsibility of our selves?

Johnny82, Jan 23 2020 09:28

We have put all the PPA Western Cape events on our strava page so can check profile, and segments easily. 

 

https://www.strava.c...p_events/588684

 

Are you sure your route is right? The event website shows the route as 97.8km and somewhat different from your strava link

LeoKnight, Jan 23 2020 09:40

Signed up the family, lets hope for a good ride / race

Pure Savage, Jan 27 2020 12:32

I see they closed the entries early, missed out. 

 

If anyone has an entry let me know.

 

Otherwise there will be 5 Savages riding from Spice Route in a very similar direction on Sunday morning.

dexterdent, Jan 27 2020 01:22

I see they closed the entries early, missed out. 

 

If anyone has an entry let me know.

 

Otherwise there will be 5 Savages riding from Spice Route in a very similar direction on Sunday morning.

Late entries are accepted on race day at Fairview from 05:00 (fees are R320 for the first race, R300 for the second race and R260 for the third race).

 

 

EDIT: no longer the case, max entries reached

Pure Savage, Jan 27 2020 01:27

Late entries are accepted on race day at Fairview from 05:00 (fees are R320 for the first race, R300 for the second race and R260 for the third race).

Nope, they have reached the max limit and no late entries will be accepted on the day.

dexterdent, Jan 27 2020 01:35

Nope, they have reached the max limit and no late entries will be accepted on the day.

 

Thanks, edited the post.

 

Looks like the SCT cancellation helped a lot in terms of numbers here (certainly pushed me to enter)

Pure Savage, Jan 27 2020 01:41

Thanks, edited the post.

 

Looks like the SCT cancellation helped a lot in terms of numbers here (certainly pushed me to enter)

Yeah we now have 10 entered and 6 without entries, was going to use the race to try and improve some seedings. We may just ride from Spice Route and take it from there.

#Arrie, Jan 27 2020 02:29

i wonder what is the maximum amount of entries. I would assume its way less than SCT due safety etc.