2019 PPA SPORTIVE #7

Sunday, 8 December 2019
Western CapePerdeberg Wine Estate

Details


Venue: Perdeberg Wine Estate

Date: 08 December 2019

Start time: 06h00 / 07h00
Long Route: 102 km – 06h00
Short Route: 50 km – 07h00

Lucky Draw: 11h00

Cut off: 12h00

Enquiries: Rozanne Dreyer (021) 671 6340/rozanne@pedalpower.org.za


ROUTE DESCRIPTION


Long Route (102 km): Click Here for route map.

Riders will start at Perdeberg Winery and turn right on Vryguns Road. The route will split at Slent road where the short route will turn left and the long route will turn in the direction of the prison. Cyclists will continue to the R45 where they will turn left, in the direction of Malmesbury. Once they enter Malmesbury, they will turn left on Loedoelf Street and left again at the roboot on to the R302. The route will continue along the R302, becoming the R304 and then turning left on the R312 at the fruit seller 4-way stop. They will continue until they reach the R44 where they will turn left and head back to the venue along Vryguns/Voor-Paardeberg Road.

The 102 km route will have 3 water points and the 50 km route will have 1 water points.


Short Route (50 km):Click Here for route map.

Riders will start at Perdeberg Winery and turn right on Vryguns road. The route splits at Silent road where the short route will turn left towards the R304 and left again when they reach the R304 heading in the direction of Stellenbosch. When they reach the fruit seller 4-way stop, the cyclists will turn left on the R312 and continue until they reach the R44 where they will turn left and head back to the venue along Vryguns/Voor-Paardeberg Road.

Water points: The 101 km route will have 3 water points (35,7km | 56,8km | 77,7km) and the 50 km route will have 1 water points (25km).


MORE ABOUT THE SPORTIVE SERIES


This series 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 best.
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.


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 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.


GPS Co-ordinates:


Latitude: -33.39’30.00″
Longitude: 18.49’37.00″


NOTES


Remember to wear your PPA road fun ride number and Racetec timing chip.
No children u/13 on the 101 km route.
No children u/11 on the 50 km route.


ONLINE ENTRIES


Long Route (101km)
Non-Member R375
PPA Member R275
U/18 Non- Member R200
U/18 PPA Member R100
Development Entry R100


Short Route (50km)
Non-Member R175
PPA Member R125
U/18 Non- Member R80
U/18 PPA Member R50
Development Entry R50


Late entries will be available on the day of the event at the same cost as the online entries. If you wish to enter on the day, please arrive with enough time to register.

Venue

Perdeberg Wine Estate, Western Cape
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Shebeen, Dec 05 2019 12:04

so this is #7, but a week after #8 which was the final one.

 

am I being a bit silly to be confused by this?

as long as there's a race I don't really care what number it is

MDJ, Dec 05 2019 12:11

so this is #7, but a week after #8 which was the final one.

am I being a bit silly to be confused by this?
as long as there's a race I don't really care what number it is


Sportive 7 was originally supposed to happen in October, but they rescheduled it to December due to lack of entries on the original date. The date for 8 was already set and I think this was the only weekend that made sense. Logistically the routes and venue's differ etc.

See you at the start line 😉

LeoKnight, Dec 08 2019 05:04

Thank you PPA for the amazing event (ok heard there was some issues with the timing), but other than that thanks for your part.  I have not seen the final numbers but it felt like there were a bit more people.

 

The wind..eish, felt really for those riders doing the long route.

 

My one big concern, and not sure how the others feel about it, is the riding behaviour I saw on the long route (A-B group), when they came past us, the back half of the group was not just crossing the middle line, they were clean across it (the whole back part of the group).  Spoke to the marshall afterwards, they tried talking, pleading, but the guys supposedly did not care about those behind them and each just rode their own race.

 

So not sure what they will be doing about it, but seems that at one stage a truck had to stop because all the riders were on his side of the road. 

 

Probably a bit of rock and hard place DQ the riders and they might pull a nasty and just not show up in future, or do the right thing and send them a message.  

Karman de Lange, Dec 08 2019 05:58

Thank you PPA for the amazing event (ok heard there was some issues with the timing), but other than that thanks for your part.  I have not seen the final numbers but it felt like there were a bit more people.

 

The wind..eish, felt really for those riders doing the long route.

 

My one big concern, and not sure how the others feel about it, is the riding behaviour I saw on the long route (A-B group), when they came past us, the back half of the group was not just crossing the middle line, they were clean across it (the whole back part of the group).  Spoke to the marshall afterwards, they tried talking, pleading, but the guys supposedly did not care about those behind them and each just rode their own race.

 

So not sure what they will be doing about it, but seems that at one stage a truck had to stop because all the riders were on his side of the road. 

 

Probably a bit of rock and hard place DQ the riders and they might pull a nasty and just not show up in future, or do the right thing and send them a message.  

 

Ops normal ..  The Wheel suckers will do anything to stick to the group.

 

Until PPA actually disqualify riders, this will always happen , but this is funride.. so rules don't apply

 

Only option marshal have is to stop the whole bunch, its impossible to manage a few riders only. Stop group, tell them nicely to behave or get DQ'ed.

F.R.A.I.L. -K, Dec 08 2019 07:02

WHO Lost a Pair of Gloves today???

You will need to describe them.
Cheers

'Dale, Dec 08 2019 07:25

'Echelon crosses white wall in South Easter and disobeys event rules.'

 

PPA Gazette, December - Feb xxxxx (insert any year here)

Jbr, Dec 08 2019 07:42

I actually saw the opposite, that long climby/windy section at around 80 to 90km I found everyone was riding way too close to the slower riders on the side of the road, making it a bit dodge...