Mangaung Cycle Tour entries open

2016-10-05 06:00

ENTRIES are open for this year’s Bloemfontein funride, the PPA Mangaung Cycle Tour. As in the past, the event will be a Premier Seeding Series for the 2017 Cape Town Cycle Tour.

The 2016 PPA Mangaung Cycle Tour is set for 30 October in Bloemfontein.

“The event should serve as a catalyst to grow cycling in the province,” said PPA CEO Robert Vogel. He said profits from the event will also be reinvested back into the project to advance the development of cycling in the province, adding that prize money will be offered this year.

In 2014, the Pedal Power Association, a public benefit organisation committed to promoting cycling and the interests of cyclists, heeded a desperate call from local cyclists for assistance following the cancellation of the OFM Classic.

Participants can enter one of two distances, a 103 km route (which will be used as seeding for the 2017 Cape Town Cycle Tour), or a shorter 32 km route. Both routes incorporate new sections, with the start and finish moving to the Tempe Military Base. As in the past, the routes are primarily flat, with a few short climbs.

The 2016 edition will also boast a bigger expo, which will be run with registration on 28 and 29 October.

Online entries will remain open until 21 October at 16:00. Late entries will be available at registration on 28 and 29 October prior to the event, at an additional R100 administration fee.

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