Join the PPA team at Simonsvlei Wine Estate near Paarl for the only all-female road funride on the PPA calendar, and one of the biggest all-female events in the country! This event is specially designed as an introduction to the wonderful world of cycling… we also encourage our more experienced riders to bring a newcomer to cycling to this event and ride the event with her
Event PPA ‘Heels on Wheels’ Womens Funride
Event date Sunday 9 October 2016
Distances 74km @ 06h30; 52 km @ 07h00; 38 km @ 07h30; 22 km from 08h00
Venue Simonsvlei Wine Estate, R101, near Paarl
Enquiries (021) 671-6340 / email@example.com
Lucky draw 11h30
Entries close Friday 30 September 2016 at 12h00
22 km (untimed)
New to cycling? Try the 22 km route! This route is the flattest of the three with only a few gentle drags, following an anti-clockwise loop from Simonsvlei to the Klapmuts 4-way, Franschhoek/Backsberg road, and Simondium/R45 to finish on the double lane just outside Simonsvlei.
38 km & 52 km
Like the 22 km, the medium route follows an anti-clockwise route from Simonsvlei. While the short route turns left at the Klapmuts 4-way, both 38 km and 52 km routes continue straight across the intersection before turning left onto the Elsenburg road.
38 km: At the end of the Elsenburg road, the 38 km route turns left onto the R44 to climb past Delvera before the descent past Wiesenhof, turning right at the new traffic lights onto the Franschhoek road past Backsberg to follow the 22 km route from there to the finish.
52 km: At the end of the Elsenburg road, the 52 km turns right onto the R44 towards Stellenbosch, with a few tough climbs on this section to warm up the legs before the long climb over Helshoogte. After recovering on the descent past Boschendal, riders will turn left onto the R45 to join up with the other two routes at the Vrede-en-Lust/Backsberg intersection from where all three distances follow the same route to the finish.
74 km: New long route to challenge the ladies! This route will incorporate both the 52 km and 22 km routes, with the hills being included in the first part of the ride.
DIRECTIONS TO VENUE
From the N1, take Exit 47 (Klapmuts / Stellenbosch). Turn right onto the R44 (go underneath the N1 bridge), direction Stellenbosch. Continue for 650 metres and turn left onto Sandringham Road (R101) at the Klapmuts 4-way intersection. Simonsvlei Wine Estate will be 5.5km along on your right hand side. Please use the secure parking inside the venue only - we strongly recommend that you do not park on the grass verge alongside the R101.
From Paarl, follow the main road/R45 south towards Cape Town. Simonsvlei Wine Estate will be on your left hand side shortly after leaving Paarl. Follow the signs to the secure parking inside the venue.
GPS Co-ordinates: -33.7894200°, 018.9298940°
A friendly event where the focus is purely on the fairer sex. Awesome lucky draw prizes, and lovely medals for all finishers. Coffee and light snacks will be available before the start. After the event, great food stalls will offer tasty treats (cash only) while Simonsvlei wines will be available at discounted prices to participants. Invite your other half to wait for you at the venue while looking after the kids at the Canal Walk Kids’ Zone. Remember to bring your PPA funride number. No transponder, no time.
Last update on this event: 05/09/2016
Event added: 05/09/2016