It is hard to believe that the end of the year is fast approaching and that there are only 2 weekends of "official" club rides left for 2017.
Every year we take up a collection for our dedicated drivers. Olly and Themba have worked hard this year ensuring your safety while out on the road. Please show your appreciation for everything they do by making a small donation. Your donation can be anonymous but please use "Drivers" as a reference when making your donation. Payment can be made into the same account as your club fees (see further down)
947 Cycle Challenge
The 947 is done and dusted and I am sure a lot of you are looking forward to hanging your bike up for the next few weeks. However, we hope that you will still join us on our last few club rides for the year.
Thanks to everyone who joined us at the 947 post race lunch at the Chief's Boma and once again, congratulations to all our finishers.
Here are some of our top performers
Age Category Winners
Samuel De Swardt (45-49)
Denise Millar (65-69)
Jennifer Ralph (70-74)
Peter Plath (Plett) (80-84)
Top 5 places
Paula Borner 2nd (50-54)
Karel Dolak 4th (70-74)
Walter May 5th (70-74)
Top 10 Places
Genelle V/D Riet 8th (50-54)
Irene Zeijlstra 8th (65-69)
Louise Botha 10th (55-59)
U14's & Junior
David Girdleston (U14)– 3:42:09
Blake Imbert (U14) – 4:21:27
Mihlan Pretorius (Jnr) – 2:54:55
This was the 1st 947 for both David and Blake
2018 Membership Fees - due on or before 31 December 2017
Renewal fee - R850.
Juniors & U23's - R450
A/C no. 1970 605 340
Branch code 197 005
Beneficiary Ref: Your name
MTB Final wrap up LONG RIDE no 4 NASH Farm – Cradle – Sunday 26 Nov 2017
Everyone was smiling – at the finish! This was the aim for the Long Ride & we achieved just that.
The Final LONG RIDE of 2017 finished on a high note at the Nash farm in the Cradle. The weather was exactly right and the previous day’s rain was exactly what was ordered. Riding conditions were perfect.
45 riders started from the Cradle restaurant and we split into a few groups to control the bunches. We unfortunately underestimated the uptake of the places for the ride. We had to close entries three weeks before the ride! Next year we will only open to Club 100 members due to the demand – this is if we can crack an invite again from the Nash family.
Club Ride Times
Ride Captains: Terry Millar - 082 903 7695 & Brian Rowbotham - 082 652 9181
Saturday, 2 December
Venue: Mugg & Bean Broadacres @ 06h30.
Route: Broadacres, right past Valverde, turning at the Sterkfontein Caves & returning to Broadacres along the same route (approx. 75km)
Novice Group Marshal - Terry Millar - 082 903 7695
Sunday, 3 December
Venue: Luca's Restaurant, Rivonia Crossing Centre @ 06h30.
Route - Long Ride - Modderfontein via Bredel, Simba, Lafarge - approx 95km. Short ride to be determined at the start.
Ride Captain - Sean Gallick - 060 500 6071
Saturday, 2 December
Venue: Northern Farm @ 07h00
Ride Marshal: Neil Sleight - 082 803 4430. The ride is suitable for beginners & intermediate riders
Sunday, 3 December
Venue: Mugg & Bean, Broadacres @ 06h00
Route & Ride Marshal: to be determined at the start
We would like to extend a very warm welcome to the following new members who have joined our club ...
We look forward to seeing you at our weekend club rides. Should you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Angie on 083 258 2100 / 011 465 4555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember to add the club cellphone number to your phone.
1 December - Cynthia Solomon, Alan Chapman
2 December - Simon Gaganakis
3 December - Patrick Landey
6 November - Alan Bamberger, Thys Neser, Bill Temblett
Wishing you all a very Happy Birthday, have a wonderful day and best wishes for the year ahead!
Upcoming Cycling & Triathlon Events
Upcoming MTB Cycling Events
Van Gaalens 24 Hour - 2-3 December - Van Gaalens Cheese Farm
Powerade Day of Reconciliation MTB - 16 December - Midvaal Raceway Meyerton
Summer Fast One MTB - 14 January - Rand Water Central Depot, Kromvlei Road
Barberton XCM - 27 January - Barberton High School
Hot 91.9 Ladies MTB & Trail Running Weekend - 17 & 18 March - Kloofzicht Lodge
Liberty Winelands Encounter (WC) - 13-15 April
36ONE MTB Challenge 20-22 April
083 258 2100