Adventure Events

Bouckaert-Soenen League, Funride and MTB 2014

Start: 26 January 2014
Category: MTB, Road
Organizer: Rotary Club Paarl
Phone: (021) 863-3616
Venue: Paarl Boys' High Sport Ground, Paarl, South Africa

The undulating 126 km route takes cyclists from Paarl to Wellington, Hermon and Riebeeck Kasteel before turning back to Voorpaardeberg, Suid-Agterpaarl and back to Paarl.

The 72 km route cuts out the Hermon loop and joins the long route at the Sonop/Klipheuwel turn-off to Voor-Paardeberg. The 42 km route goes around Paarl Mountain and has no serious climbs. It joins the other routes at the Windmeul Winery.

With no road closure and some road works on the R44, cyclists must stay left of the median and obey all traffic signs, officials and marshals at all times. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.

MTB (Limited to 500 Entries)

Both 36km and 47km MTB routes starts with a tough 11 km climb. The 47 km route (Ascending 1517m) will take you through the reserve, down and back up the mountain. This route has tough gradients with single track and a compulsory portage section and is recommended for experienced cyclists only. The 36 km route (Ascending 1073m) cuts out the worst climbs of the long route. The 13 km untimed fun route (Ascending 285m) is aimed at beginners and families and has reduced entry fee wonderful scenery and some single track mostly downhill.

DISTANCES/TIMES:
Road 126 km @ 06h15; 72 km @ 07h50; 42 km @ 09h00;  MTB 47 km @ 07h30; 36 km @ 08h30; 13 km @ 09h15
ORGANISER: Rotary Club Paarl
VENUE: Paarl Boys High Sports Grounds, Brug Street, Paarl
ENQUIRIES: Road: Roche (021) 863-3333 (O/H); MTB: Clive (0837539949 (O/H); Convenor: Luc / Dale (021) 863-3333 (O/H)
ON-LINE ENTRIES:  www.paarlrotary.co.za
LUCKY DRAW/CUT-OFF: 12h00/12h30
PRE-ENTRIES CLOSE:  23 January 2014 (Midnight)
PRE-REGISTRATION:  25 January 2014 Cycle Lab Paarl from 9.00 to 12.00 (please see below)

DIRECTIONS TO VENUE

From Cape Town, take Exit 55 from the N1 (R45/Paarl Main Road). Turn left, follow the Main Road beyond the Boulevard turn-off to Brug Street; Paarl Boys High School Sports Grounds and follow the ‘parking’ signs. S: 33°74.99; E: 18°96.49. See PPA website for interactive and alternative directions.

NOTES

All proceeds are used for projects supported by Paarl Rotary. Food and drinks stalls will be open before and after the start. Please use the online registration process to limit registration delays on the day. Check the PPA website for final start times. A compulsory cut-off will be enforced on all routes. The 42 km route will not count for seeding purposes. Bring your PPA road funride number or MTB frame board.

Only paid up PPA members will receive a time on the Racetec site.

PRE-REGISTRATION: 25 January 2014 Cycle Lab Paarl, 09h00-12h00. Please note PPA admin staff will not be at pre-registration and PPA Members who still need to collect a funride number, must collect it from the PPA Office during the week, or on the morning of the event
Last update on this event: 13/12/2013
Event added: 13/12/2013
General Event Details
DATE:
Sunday, 26 January 2014
EVENT TYPE:
PROVINCE / AREA:
Western Cape, Paarl