Club News 12 April 2019

Keeping your helmet in good condition could save your life!

Your helmet is important for protecting your head, but protecting it can make all the difference - Jason Sumner 

Arguably, no other article of cycling gear is more important than the helmet. After all, your helmet’s primary purpose is to protect you from head injuries, some of which can be fatal. Despite this fact, many riders don’t take proper care of their helmets, which can compromise safety in the event of an incident. 

To ensure that your helmet is in proper working order, always follow these five rules. 

Here are 5 ways to making sure your helmet is in tip-top condition.


Standard Bank Ironman African Champs

Well done to all our athletes who took part in the Ironman African Champs this past weekend.  Despite the unfavourable weather conditions, all our athletes managed to finish.  Our ladies did extremely well with Nicky Lebos and Dot Hunt both qualifying and getting a slot in the 2019 Ironman World Championships that takes place in Kailua- Kona, Hawai on 12 October.

Some Results:
Eulali Gouws – 5th (30-34yrs) - 10:05:49
Nicky Lebos – 3rd (50-54yrs) – 11:29:21
Louise Botha – 5th (55-59) – 13:24:52
Dot Hunt – 2nd (65-69) – 15:09:38
Our fastest man home was Derek Bouwer in a time of 10:53:02 followed by Gareth Macintosh, 11:43:49 and Jono Dicks, 11:48:06.
A full report for both events, the Corporate Challenge (Saturday) and the Full Ironman (Sunday) will be sent out shortly.

Recovery – an important part of your training program
Welcome to a common reality for many cyclists. Work-related stress, inadequate recovery and lack of sleep are common factors that affect a working athlete’s performance. Many athletes don’t realise that they need to recover properly to adapt to training stimulus.

Training hard without a break could lead to losing out on the training adaptation or contracting an illness, and progress to an overtraining syndrome with a prolonged state of fatigue requiring months of rest to recover.
But optimising your recovery is a science in itself.  Here are a few ways to help you recover between training sessions:


Events this Weekend
Saturday 13 April
Delta Dash 6 Hour MTB event
Maluti Double – Clarens
Sunday 14 April
Trinity Tri & Duathlon – Germiston Lake (Club gazebo will be at this event)
Good luck to everyone taking part.


Weekend Club Rides

Road Rides
Ride Captains: Terry Millar - 082 903 7695 & Brian Rowbotham - 082 652 9181
Saturday, 13 April
Venue: Mugg & Bean, Broadacres @ 06h30. 
Novice Group Marshal – Pieter Hugo – 082 575 5774

Sunday, 14 April
Venue: Luca's Restaurant, Rivonia Crossing Centre @ 06h30.
Route: Modderfontein - Long ride via Allendale and Bredell – 95km.  Short ride via R24 – 75km

MTB Rides
Ride Captain - Sean Gallick - 060 500 6071
Saturday, 13 April
Venue: Northern Farm @ 07h00
Ride Marshal:  Ian Hoy – 082 561 7325.  This ride is suitable for beginner and intermediate riders.  All Welcome!

Sunday, 14 April
Venue:  Mugg & Bean, Woodmead @ 06h30 Sharp!
Route & Ride Marshal:  Hendrik Barnard – 083 654 8402.  Meet us at Woodmead for the Run into Modderfontien Bike Park.  We will be accessing the park via the normal gate so we will head out past Makro,  Around on the side of the tar avoiding the long wet grass that is the Wits Grounds.  Head up and straight over the Marlboro Bridge, through to the Longmeadow hospital and into the park. Fat Boy will have access cards courtesy of Quentin Tomaselli, so you will only need Cash for Coffee and breakfast.  Come and join us for the Modder ride. It won’t long before we won’t be able to ride there.  Hendrik our ride Captain will be leaving from Woodmead at 6.30. Please try make this Great ride!


New Members
We would like to extend a very warm welcome to the following new member(s) who have recently joined the club...

Hans Zachar

We look forward to seeing all of you at our weekend club rides.  Should you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Angie on 083 258 2100 or email  Please remember to add the club cell phone number to your phone.


Happy Birthday

The following members will be celebrating their birthday during the upcoming week.

11 April – Mark Snow
12 April - Claudia Condie  
14 April – Richard (Foxy) Buy
15 April – Maatje Barnard, Justin Harris
16 April – Nicky Lebos
17 April – Robin Brown

Wishing you all a wonderful day!


Upcoming Race Events

Road Races 
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MTB Races
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Triathlon, Duathlon & Swimming Events 
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