Club News 13 December 2018


The holiday season is upon us and this will be the last newsletter  for 2018.  The club office will be closed from Monday 24 Decembers and will reopen on Thursday 10 January.   
Should you have any queries over the holidays please email 
If you need an urgent response, please send a WhatsApp/SMS or phone me on 083 258 2100

Holiday Club Rides

For those of you who staying in Johannesburg over the holiday period, there will be unofficial club rides on a Saturday and Sundays.  Details below.  Please note that  no back up vehicle will be provided and numbers are not guaranteed.

If you are going to be holidaying in Cape Town, Plettenberg Bay or Knysna, please feel free to join the rides. 

Road Rides

15, 22 December & 5 January
Departing from the Valverde at 07h00
Our annual "Champagne Ride" will take place on Saturday 29 December from the M&B Woodmead @ 06h30.  We will supply the bubbly and Orange Juice.  Your family is welcome to join you for breakfast & a glass of bubbles.   For booking purposes, please rsvp -

Sundays & Public Holidays 
Departing from Luca's Restaurant at 06h30. Route to be decided on the day.
No ride on Christmas day.
MTB Rides
Northern Farm
Northern Farm will be open during the week from 17 December to 4 January 2019. 
Mon - Friday:  7am - 5pm  
Sat - Sunday:  6am - 6pm.
Closed on Christmas day.
Cape Town
Road rides only
Please SMS/Whatsapp Craig Sedras for details on the rides (072 192 4413)
Plettenberg Bay
Road Rides

Monday - Sunday @ 6am
Engen Garage Cnr N2 & Marine Way
Slower riders leave a little earlier.

MTB Rides
Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday @ 7am
Starting point varies so please contact Leon Evans at the Bike Shop 0445331111 or 0836981964 to be put on the MTB WhatsApp chat group or to enquire about the rides. You will need a trail pass which can be purchased from The Bike Shop in Plett.
Knysna - MTB rides only
Contact Jacques at Kynsna Cycle Works 044 3825153 or 083 3277202 for details

2019  Club Subscription

Once again, I would like to thank those of you who have already paid your 2019 membership fees. 
The last of the Proforma invoices were sent out earlier this week.  If you have not received yours or if you are not going to be renewing your membership in 2019,  please advise me by emailing

Fees are due on or before 1 January 2019.

Fee Structure – R1000 regular members & R500 juniors & U23
Banking details : Nedbank  Sandton, a/c no. 1970 605 340, Br code 197 005. 
Please use your name as a reference.

Club Birthdays

Look who’s celebrating their birthday over the Holiday period.
13 December – Franco Joubert
15 December - Sarah-Jane Horscroft,  Fritz Van Barkenhuizen
16 December - Sylvia Harrison, Dehan Mahne
19 December - Wayne Levet, David Rowbotham, Wayne Unsworth
21 December - Vikesh Lalbahadur
23 December - Sally Andrews, Caryn Conidaris, Klaus Wiemann
24 December – Meetash Patel, Basil Sher
25 December - Cliff Andrews, Quentin Tomaselli, Liz Venter
27 December – James Christelis
28 December - Victor Nagel
29 December - Ashlea Rose
30 December – Kuven Mudly, David Richardson
31 December - Christopher Murray, Chris Neser, Daniel Van Der Merwe, Stephen Wepener
1 January - Peter Timcke
3 January -  Nicola Drabble, Mkuseli Mbomvu, David Talpert  
5 January -  Richard Ferrer, Cindy Smedley
6 January – Lesley Malcolm
7 January – Ron Van Haarlem
8 January – Mandy Sleight
Wishing you all a very Happy Birthday and all the best for the year ahead. 

Upcoming Races 2019
6 January – The 2019 New Years Challenge
11-17 January - Mpumalanga Tour
27 January - Value Logistic Fast One
17 February - Dischem Ride for Sight
23 February - Berg en Dale Classic
28 April - Emperor Palace Classic  ????
13 April – Cycle Lab Maluti Double Ninety
28 April - Aquelle Tour Durban
5 May – 100 Cycle Challenge
25 August – Bestmed Cycle4CANSA - Sun City

13 January - Summer Fast One
19 January – USN MTB Cup #1
19-20 Jan – Restonic 24hr MTB – Thaba Trails
26 January  - Barberton XCM
24 February – Flight Centre MTB & Trail
27 April - Emperor Palace MTB Classic   ???
6-7 April – Cradle Mountain Trophy
24 August - Cycle4Cansa MTB Classic

Office Hours

Tuesday 18th to Thursday 20th  December:  9am – 2pm (later by arrangement)
Friday 21st December:  9am - 12 midday.

The Club office will reopen on Thursday 10 January and official club rides will resume on Saturday 12 January 2019.

Happy Holidays & Safe Cycling
083 258 2100