2019 PPA Sportive #1

Sunday, 27 January 2019
Western CapeSimonsvlei Winery

Details

The perfect way to kick start your 2019 cycling season, challenge your seeding for the Cape Town Cycle Tour and get your New Year's resolution wheel turning.

 

Registration will take place on Sunday, 27 January 2019 from 04h30 at Simonsvlei Winery. Dates for pre-registration will be available closer to the event.

 

97 km start at 06h00
38 km start at 06h30

 

The PPA Sportive series for 2019 consist of 8 events that will start at three different venues - Simonsvlei, Windmeul and Paardeberg. While the events form a series, they are all stand-alone road fun rides aimed at everyone, from beginners to experienced riders who want to keep doing road events throughout the year. These events offer the perfect platform for improving your time and setting a new personal best.

 

ROUTE DESCRIPTION

 

From the start at the Simonsvlei Winery, the route will take you towards Stellenbosch and over Helshoogte. You will pedal past the Wemmershoek dam and through the back of Paarl towards Wellington before returning via the R44 to finish shortly after the Suid-Agterpaarl road on the R101.

 

The 97 km route will have 3 water points and the 38 km route will have 1 water point.

 

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.

 

GPS Co-ordinates:

 

Latitude: -33.894066
Longitude: 18.5368146,11

 

NOTES

 

Remember to wear your PPA road fun ride number.

 

No children u/16 on the 97 km route.

 

Kids between 8 and 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times on the 38 km route.

 

ONLINE ENTRIES

 

Distance Entry Fee PPA Member's Discounted Fee
97km R375 R275
38km R175 R125

Venue

Simonsvlei Winery, Western Cape
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Ferro, Jan 22 2019 09:55

"Dates for pre-registration will be available closer to the event."

 

Will there be pre-reg or on the day only?

babse, Jan 23 2019 04:28

seems on the day only... the process of standing in a line on the morning of the race for a sticker can surely be avoided???

Manuel De Jesus, Jan 23 2019 09:33

Seems like they are trying to avoid the registration queues with a new SMS system as per the PPA event email today (see extract below).

 

An SMS will be sent out on Thursday afternoon with your seeding. If you already have your PPA race number, you can just show your SMS at registration to receive your seeding sticker. If you do not receive an SMS, we can look it up for you at registration.

 

 

It might work quite well, saves the time of hunting through sheets to find people's names. At least they are trying to speed things up - hopefully it works :). The other challenge would be getting the right number of toilettes - its still unpredictable especially if you've had to drive in from quite far out.