Cycle Club Newsletter - Edition #4

Randall February Memorial Race

The month of July we celebrated Madiba’s 100th birthday and we hope that you all were involved in doing 67 minutes for Madiba.

Our PPA and Western Province cycling calendar was relatively quiet for the month of July, but our teams were ready to put the “metal to the pedal” on 29th July at the Randall February Memorial race at Killarney race way. A total of 12 cyclists were entered for this race including our 2 female cyclists, Tamsyn and Shameena who raced in the junior handicap event. Zahier Kamish, made his debut appearance at the junior handicap race, and made us proud by placing 3rd with a podium finish. The race started at 8am with good weather conditions on the day which gave the cyclists their advantage to perform. Sisipho Willy and Voyolwethu Nkomo, competed in the U/19 and U/17 events respectively, and although the going was tough in this handicap format, they rode a good strong race and we were proud of their performance. In the Open category, Lamie had his first taste of WP League criterium racing, and this was followed by the eventful Category 3 race where Ebrahim Joseph and Olwethu Ndolo performed well, with Olwethu placing in 7th place, and both cyclists managing to miss the crash which happened in the sprint to the finish line.

A big thank you to Ebrahim Joseph for helping with the transport, and we look forward to more racing in the next few months, and thousands of miles of training that needs to be done before the Double Century Race taking place in Swellendam on 24th November 2018.

Chairperson’s Corner

Our training sessions @ the 6.5km Ladies Mile TT Crit in Constantia has been huge success, We excited to see the committed from our riders attending in recent weeks.

It’s really an exciting time when we see young riders improving week in and week out. The training is open to all schools and riders to improve their ability to become a better cyclist. It’s been so encouraging to see riders motivate each other during our training sessions, we would really want to encouraging those learners who want to improve their cycling, to come on a Saturday morning to have fun and improve on their personal goals.

Let’s help each other and encourage one another to let cycling be the change in our own lives and the driving force to change communities.

#Cycling Tips – Group Riding

The strongest rider should not always be at the front of the pack, especially on a fun ride. This can make weaker riders feel left behind and miserable. Switch up the order so that your ride is enjoyable for the entire group.

Upcoming events:

12th August 2018 - WP Road Racing League – Slanghoek, Cape Town

9th September 2018 - 2018 West Coast Express Fun ride, Merchant way, Cape Town

16th September 2018 - Cyclosportif #5, Simonsvlei Wine Estate, Cape Town

23rd September 2018 – Beacon Hill Community Cycle Race Mitchells Plain, Celebrating Heritage Day

7th October 2018 – Steynville Community Cycle Race, Piketberg

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