PPA Tread Lightly Women’s MTB at Backsberg Estate Cellars: 19 May 2012
Date: Sat 19 May 2012
Venue: Backsberg Estate Cellars, near Paarl
Distances: 22km, 12km, 5km
Start time: 08h30, 09h00, 09h15
Cut off: 12h30
22 km: The 22 km route is aimed at fit, fairly experienced cyclists and while the route is largely non-technical, it includes a few tough climbs and fast descents. This is not a route for a first-time cyclist. We do not recommend that youngsters u/15 ride this route.
12 km: The 12 km route is aimed at fit novice riders, cutting out the steepest climbs of the 22 km route, but still includes a few climbs guaranteed to get the lungs and legs working. We do not recommend that youngsters u/12 ride this route.
5 km: If you are new to off-road cycling or unsure of your fitness level, we recommend that you enter the 5 km route. This route is friendly and non-technical – come and try it! Male cyclists who are at all times accompanied by a child u/12, are welcome to enter the 5 km (while mom rides one of the longer routes!)
General Race info
Most of the riding takes place on farm roads through vineyards, orchards and lovely forested sections. For both the medium and long routes, all the serious climbing is done in the first half of the route, leaving you to simply enjoy the lovely views on the second half and include short sections of non-technical single-track. There is one water point around the halfway mark on the medium and long routes. Selected marshals along the routes will also have water with them, should you run out.
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Early Entry Fees
Long Route 22km: PPA Members R 60.00; Non-members R 80.00
Medium Route 12km: PPA Members R 50.00; Non-members R 70.00
Short route 5km: PPA Members R 40.00; Non-members R 60.00
Pre-entries only, closing on Monday 14 May 2012 at 12h00pm. Manual entries will also be taken until 14 May at the PPA Office at 9 Hill Park Lane, Mowbray. Registration details will be announced closer to the event on the PPA website (www.pedalpower.org.za) and PPA Facebook page (www.facebook.com/pedalpowerassociation) as well as emailed to all entrants.
No helmet, no ride. Results only to cyclists wearing Racetec transponders. Unique medals to all finishers.
Please make sure that you have at least one spare tube with you, as well as tyre levers and a pump in working order.
During and after the race there will be food and goodie stalls to enjoy as well as children’s activities.