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ROUTE DESCRIPTION:

 

Road: The 126 km route follows a loop towards Malmesbury. Cyclists will pedal past Wellington, Hermon and Riebeeck-Kasteel. Climb over Botmaskop and turn left towards Paarl on the R45. Turn right onto the Sonop/Klipheuwel road, left onto Voor-Paardeberg and right at the Windmeul Winery onto the R44. The route then turns left onto the Suid-Agterpaarl road past Fairview and left onto the R45/ R101 to finish at the Paarl Boys High sports grounds. The 72 km route cuts out the Hermon loop and turns left off the R45 onto the Sonop/Klipheuwel road to follow the 126 km route home. The 45 km route goes around Paarl Mountain and has no serious climbs. It meets up with the other routes near the Windmeul Winery. PLEASE NOTE - A compulsory cut-off will be enforced for the 126 km route.

 

 

ROAD RACES


  • Long Route 126 km League Race to start @ 06h15



  • Medium Route 72 km to start @ 07h45



  • Short Route 40 km to start @ 08h50


This annual Cycle Race aims to bring as many cyclists as is possible to our beautiful Paarl Valley. Organized and managed by the members of the Paarl Rotary Club, under the auspices of the Pedal Power Association (PPA), the proceeds from this event go towards sustaining our many charitable projects. This League Race is also a fun-ride event, aimed at the whole family.

Date: Sunday 29 January 2012

Venue: Paarl Boys High Sports Grounds, Brug Street, Paarl

Directions to venue: Coming from Cape Town on the N1, take Exit 55 (R45/Main Road). Turn left onto Main Road. Follow the Main Road beyond the Boulevard turn off and follow the ‘parking’ signs. Alternatively take Exit 59 (R303/Jan van Riebeeck Drive), turn left and left again at the first circle to drive over the Berg River Bridge. Turn left at the circle and proceed towards the sportsgrounds. Follow the ‘parking’ signs.

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This is a nice tough race. Cramping just thinking about it

 

Don't fade now already boet....... I am entering as soon as payday hits :thumbup:

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Entered as well. I am going to suffer through this, but only way to get back in the game. Is it my imagination or is this an very expensive race for a 'normal' ppa race?

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This is a nice tough race. Cramping just thinking about it

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+1

lets hope the weather plays along.......... with Tour da PPA ..... 40 degress did not help.....

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Entered as well. I am going to suffer through this, but only way to get back in the game. Is it my imagination or is this an very expensive race for a 'normal' ppa race?

 

Fanie, waar die donner het jy verdwyn?! Na daai technical dag wat jy gahad het op die 4 passes, was jy nooit weer gesien nie.

 

The entry fee is 'standard' - just under R1 per Km. The Cobra this past weekend was the same price for 83Km. Jy's net so lank uit die game uit.

 

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lets hope the weather plays along.......... with Tour da PPA ..... 40 degress did not help.....

 

Screw the 40°C temps, I went for a ride along the voor paardeberg link road (between the R45 and Paardeberg winery) and past the Boland landbou school back to the R44 - I friggin died with the head wind on that link road! It will be an interesting day in the saddle if the SE blows like it did yesterday.

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Fanie, waar die donner het jy verdwyn?! Na daai technical dag wat jy gahad het op die 4 passes, was jy nooit weer gesien nie.

 

The entry fee is 'standard' - just under R1 per Km. The Cobra this past weekend was the same price for 83Km. Jy's net so lank uit die game uit.

 

 

Ek was by die huis, besig om vet en lui te raak :-) Also not looking forward. Pretty sure the following will happen (in the order)

 

1. Get dropped on the bump or before!

2. Run out of water.

3. Cramp

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Ek was by die huis, besig om vet en lui te raak :-) Also not looking forward. Pretty sure the following will happen (in the order)

 

1. Get dropped on the bump or before!

2. Run out of water.

3. Cramp

 

Moenie worry nie, Fanie...

 

Even Contador took lots of time off after the Tour de France and gained nearly 8 kgs.

:w00t:

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Ek was by die huis, besig om vet en lui te raak :-) Also not looking forward. Pretty sure the following will happen (in the order)

 

1. Get dropped on the bump or before!

2. Run out of water.

3. Cramp

 

Well then do the following -

1. Hydrate well the few days leading up the event with your training / race drink - I use 32Gi. Drinking lots of water just flushes the system and leaves you pap.

2. There are enough water points along the route to fill up at

3. Ride at your own capability - get dropped if you must and let the next bunch catch up to you. Will be a more rustige pace (hopefully).

4. Take salt tabs or rennie's with you for the cramps

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