PHILADELPHIA MTB

Saturday, 30 March 2019
Western CapeALTONA FARM, ADDERLEY ROAD, DURBANVILLE

Details

3 BRAND NEW MTB ROUTES 85KM, 50KM AND 13KM. 85KM STARTS @ 07:30, REST FOLLOW THEREAFTER. LESS SAND, MUCH MORE FUN!!!

 

7KM FUNRUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY STARTING @ 08:30, R50pp

Venue

ALTONA FARM, ADDERLEY ROAD, DURBANVILLE, Western Cape
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milky4130, Mar 11 2019 10:20

I doubt I’ll do this event again, since you allowed PPA to dictate if you can acknowledge podium finishers or not. All the best!

thisismyotherbike, Mar 11 2019 10:26

I doubt I’ll do this event again, since you allowed PPA to dictate if you can acknowledge podium finishers or not. All the best!


Some colour on this?

mrcg, Mar 11 2019 11:43

Have an open account with this event so am keen to do it. What's the lowdown milky?

milky4130, Mar 12 2019 12:34

Exactly what I said, they had no prize giving, not even acknowledging the top 3 of each distance if they didn’t have prize money or gifts, it was the very least they could do. When questioned why not, it was instructed to them by PPA to not do a prize giving as there were always discrepancies with results.

Skubarra, Mar 12 2019 05:54

I doubt I’ll do this event again, since you allowed PPA to dictate if you can acknowledge podium finishers or not. All the best!


Good news for you then milky! Doesn't seem to be a PPA event this year.

But it does seem to be an odd excuse from the organisers. Have seen many PPA events where winners are recognised. Fine Breede for instance you can win your weight in wine?

thisismyotherbike, Mar 12 2019 07:22

Exactly what I said, they had no prize giving, not even acknowledging the top 3 of each distance if they didn’t have prize money or gifts, it was the very least they could do. When questioned why not, it was instructed to them by PPA to not do a prize giving as there were always discrepancies with results.


Blaming PPA sounds like a lame excuse.

I'm sure at such a small race those that come in the top 3 for their category would be satisfied with a handshake and a pic of themselves on the podium.

JEDLO, Mar 12 2019 07:54

Blaming PPA sounds like a lame excuse.

I'm sure at such a small race those that come in the top 3 for their category would be satisfied with a handshake and a pic of themselves on the podium.

 

Morning everyone.

Please dont make statements if you do not have all the info.  We were specifically instructed by the PPA to not give any prizes in the past.  I also want to remind you what happened the previous year with some of the riders getting positions that were completely wrong because of a timing issue.  Having said that we will this year change the status quo because the PPA will not be involved on the day.  The long and medium races would have prize money for the first three finishers.  The first three men and woman will get the same prize money in both the races.

Milky we are really sorry that you feel this way but we tried to do everything by the book.  You are still welcome to join us.

LeoKnight, Mar 12 2019 09:51

Morning everyone.

Please dont make statements if you do not have all the info.  We were specifically instructed by the PPA to not give any prizes in the past.  I also want to remind you what happened the previous year with some of the riders getting positions that were completely wrong because of a timing issue.  Having said that we will this year change the status quo because the PPA will not be involved on the day.  The long and medium races would have prize money for the first three finishers.  The first three men and woman will get the same prize money in both the races.

Milky we are really sorry that you feel this way but we tried to do everything by the book.  You are still welcome to join us.

 

Hoping to a very successful event, and that there will just be fun for all involved (both participants and behind the scenes)

gemmerbal, Mar 12 2019 10:01

whats the route like?

Chingy182, Mar 12 2019 10:04

Done this race twice already and always a fun one.

 

Apparently less sand to be expected this year

JEDLO, Mar 12 2019 10:41

whats the route like?

There is a bit of everything, single track, jeep track and farm road.    There is two hills on the 85km and one on the 50km.  The hill that both the 85km and 50km do, have a tricky decent.  The 13km is a family event and kid friendly.  Please refer to the route profiles attached and if you have any more questions, please feel free to ask.  

vulgar, Mar 12 2019 03:06

Cool, keen to give it a go!! Organizer seems fair in comment.

 

PLS pretty please and this is my beef with mtb events.

PLEASE mark the route properly. Chalk arrows is not expensive. Mark direction before turn and in the turn and out the turn long sections of single track, take a color sticker , big square ones as route marker/checker  on tree leaves bushes ens. for peace of mind "BOSS your still on the right track" NOT lost.

 

There is nothing more frustrating than missing a turn or get to a junction and you cant find any distinct marker....

 

Lekker, lets see if ORG take note.

gemmerbal, Mar 12 2019 03:37

There is a bit of everything, single track, jeep track and farm road.    There is two hills on the 85km and one on the 50km.  The hill that both the 85km and 50km do, have a tricky decent.  The 13km is a family event and kid friendly.  Please refer to the route profiles attached and if you have any more questions, please feel free to ask.  

 

cool thanks. I was more curious as to what type of terrain to expect, but you provided some detail of that. not particularly in the mood for sand hence why I asked.

 

im still thinking about it... ;)

dannygirl, Mar 12 2019 03:47

The route seems to still follow quite a bit of the rivercourse, and this is the part that was very sandy - could the organisers possibly confirm?  Also not in the mood for a slog through sand, but have supported this event in the past.  

 

I somehow always feel better about an event where the PPA IS involved - will racetec at least be doing the timing?

milky4130, Mar 12 2019 10:29

Morning everyone.
Please dont make statements if you do not have all the info. We were specifically instructed by the PPA to not give any prizes in the past. I also want to remind you what happened the previous year with some of the riders getting positions that were completely wrong because of a timing issue. Having said that we will this year change the status quo because the PPA will not be involved on the day. The long and medium races would have prize money for the first three finishers. The first three men and woman will get the same prize money in both the races.
Milky we are really sorry that you feel this way but we tried to do everything by the book. You are still welcome to join us.

that’s great news thanks for clearing that up and bringing in the changes for 2019 & the future, would hate to scrap this off my calendar, I’ve been doing it for a good number of years now.

RJM29, Mar 13 2019 09:01

There seems to be a rifle shooting event being advertised for the same date at Altona??? Not very safe is it?

BrandonF_, Mar 13 2019 09:12

There seems to be a rifle shooting event being advertised for the same date at Altona??? Not very safe is it?


Just stay low on your bike

JEDLO, Mar 13 2019 02:05

The route seems to still follow quite a bit of the rivercourse, and this is the part that was very sandy - could the organisers possibly confirm?  Also not in the mood for a slog through sand, but have supported this event in the past.  
 
I somehow always feel better about an event where the PPA IS involved - will racetec at least be doing the timing?


We will change the route slightly to get rid of most of the sand. Racetec is still on board so there would be no problems with the timing. We are still using PPA but not on the day

JEDLO, Mar 13 2019 02:07

There seems to be a rifle shooting event being advertised for the same date at Altona??? Not very safe is it?


We are working on that. Will be no shooting near cyclists.

RJM29, Mar 13 2019 02:10

We are working on that. Will be no shooting near cyclists.

 

Near is relative isn't it? so there will be a shooting event in the vicinity?

Skubarra, Mar 13 2019 02:15

There seems to be a rifle shooting event being advertised for the same date at Altona??? Not very safe is it?

 

Just wear colourful clothing and try not to look & act like wildlife and you should be ok.

JEDLO, Mar 13 2019 04:19

The route seems to still follow quite a bit of the rivercourse, and this is the part that was very sandy - could the organisers possibly confirm?  Also not in the mood for a slog through sand, but have supported this event in the past.  
 
I somehow always feel better about an event where the PPA IS involved - will racetec at least be doing the timing?


We will change the route slightly to get rid of most of the sand. Racetec is still on board so there would be no problems with the timing. We are still using PPA but not on the day