CAPE TOWN CLUB INFO
2014 MEMBERSHIP FEES – Now open!
FEES OPTIONS FOR 2014:
You are only able to take a new membership once, thereafter you will be a renewing member:
* A New membership including a full set of kit will cost R1100
* A New membership including only a cycling shirt (no bibs shorts) will cost R800
* Club Membership renewal will cost R600 for the year.
A renewing club membership works out to be R50/month or R12.50 per week. WHAT A BARGAIN.
AS FROM NOVEMBER 2013 log ontoWWW.CYCLELAB.COM then to CYCLE CLUB, then MEMBERSHIPS. Select the club branch you would like to join/renew at, then proceed with the application.
2014 membership opens 1 November 2013 and entitles you to be a member of the club till 31st December 2014.
ALL 2014 MEMBERS WILL AUTOMATICALLY GO INTO THE DRAW TO WIN A TOYOTA RAV4 2.5VX valued at
If you have joined or re-newed your club membership for 2014 prior to 30 March 2014, you stand a chance of winning the Toyota RAV4.Terms and conditions apply.
RIDE MAGAZINE – 2014
2014 Club memberships will open from 1st November.
We have some great news regarding the RIDE MAGAZINE subscriptions.
As so many of you preferred the option of a printed magazine, we are pleased to be able to tell you that 2014 club membership will include a monthly Ride Magazine in which ever format you prefer. You will be entitled to collect one free printed magazine from the club offices on a monthly basis, and if you want the electronic copy too, then you may download it on Zinio just as you have in 2013.
DONATE YOUR SECOND HAND BIKE/S
The Fourways club identified a group of children that really needed their help.
Refer to national newsletter for more info regarding Fourways club’s great initiative.
We are delighted to tell you that the national feedback has been amazing. Club members from all the clubs indicated that they are willing to help out! We have identified many more areas/people around the country that need our help.
Please be in contact with your club administrator if you have a second hand/no longer used bike that you are willing to donate.
Cape Town Clubs – Eleanor firstname.lastname@example.org
The smallest good deed is worth a thousand grand intentions!!
LET’S MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Club Route- from Cyclelab Westlake:
Starting time: 5.45am riders briefing + 6.00am -start of club ride
Starting Sequence: Please note that the groups will leave in the following sequence:
Fast paced –Long,Medium,Short routes
Medium paced - Long,Medium,Short routes
Slow paced – Long,Medium,Short routes
Group size – Groups should be no more than 12 riders.
Long route +/- 70km
Cycle Lab – Fish Hoek - Da Gama Park – Red Hill(back) – Smits – Simonstown – Black Hill – Ou Kaapse – Cycle Lab
Medium Route +/- 50km
Cycle Lab – Fish Hoek – Da Gama Park – Red Hill(front) – Main Road – Black hill – Fish Hoek – Golf Course – Cycle Lab
Short Route +/- 32km
Cycle Lab – Fish Hoek – Sun Valley – Black Hill – Main Road – Golf course – Cycle Lab
Club Coffee at Ocean Basket will be served until 11 am only.
Cape Town Club Vehicle
Club vehicle is equipped to carry 4 passengers with their bikes. Those who would use the service are asked to please assist Dave by securing your bike on the rack and removing it once you have arrived back at the club. This will allow the return trips to be as efficient as possible.
Driver for Saturday: Dave Pease 073 513 1777
I would like to remind you that Saturday club rides, is our Official Club Ride, which requires every member to wear their TOYOTA CLUB KIT please. You may bring a friend along, as a guest, to get to know our club, but continual ‘free-riders’ makes it very unfair to the paid up club members.
Paarl Club Routes-2 weekly Club rides
MTB ride, Wednesday at 17:30, Cyclelab – Jan Phillips – Paarl Mountain – Mountain road -right to reserve – to Telkom tower - Turn back to Taal Monument - tar road – back down via single tracks – meet at the bottom – back to Cyclelab along Main rd.
Saturday –Road Rides start at 7:00
40km route (23 – 26 kph) Level Intermediate to beginners
Cyclelab -main road – Lady Grey – Right into Lady Grey – immediately right onto Main Road – Noorde Paarl to Malmesbury turn – right to Malmesbury Wellington 4way stop -right onto R44 until Suid Agter Paarl road – left until Paarl Main road – left onto Main road – back to Cyclelab
70km route (27 – 30 kph) Level Intermediate to strong
Cyclelab - main road - Lady Grey – Right into Lady Grey - immediately right onto Main Road -Noorde Paarl to Malmesbury turn -right over Malmesbury Wellington 4way stop – left Lady Loch loop until Malmesbury road again – right to Paardeberg turn off – left onto Paardeberg road to T junction – left towards Die Windmeul – at Die Windmeul right onto R44 – continue to Suid Agter Paarl road – left -straight until Paarl Main road – left onto Main road – back Cyclelab
NB: ClUB KIT MUST BE WORN for all club rides!
Know the rules of the trails.
Ride open trials: Respect trail and road closures-ask a land manager for clarification if uncertain about the status of the trail. Do not trespass on private land. Obtain permits or other authorisation as required.
Leave no trace: Be sensitive to the dirt beneath you. Wet and muddy trails are more vulnerable to damage than dry ones. When the trail is soft, consider other riding options. This also means staying on existing trails and not creating new ones. Do not cut switchbacks.
Control your bicycle: Inattention for even a moment could put yourself and others at risk. Obey all bicycle regulations and recommendations and ride within your limits.
Yield appropriately: Do your utmost to let your fellow trail users know you’re coming – a friendly greeting or bell ring are good methods. Try to anticipate other trail users as you ride around corners. Mountain bikers should yield to other non-motorised trail users, unless the trail is clearly signed for bike- only travel. Mountain bikers travelling downhill should yield to ones headed uphill, unless the trail is clearly signed for one-way or downhill only traffic. In general, strive to make each pass a safe and courteous one.
Never scare animals: Animals are easily startled by an unannounced approach, a sudden movement or a loud noise. Give animals enough room and time to adjust to you. When passing horses use special care and follow directions from the horseback rider (ask if uncertain)
Plan ahead: Know your equipment, your ability and the area in which you are riding and prepare accordingly.
Strive to be self-sufficient: Keep your equipment in good repair and carry necessary supplies for changes in weather or other conditions. Always wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear.
CLUB RACE RESULTS AND RACE REPORTS:
If you have any race results that you would like me to publish in the Newsletter/Newsflash, please be sure to send it to me Monday mornings – email: email@example.com. We love publishing as many results (and photos) as possible.Please remember, we only publish the results that you send to us.
Old Cycling Kit
its time to let go of all that OLD CYCLING KIT, HELMET & SHOES, you are hanging onto for whatever reason. Not only will it make room in your cupboard for new items, it will also help those less fortunate. Please drop it off at any one of our three stores marked for Eleanor Stemmet attention.
Club Face Book Page
Club Cape Town has its very own Face Book page, please use it freely to keep in contact with other club members
Club Contact :
Office Tel Number: 021 7024268/4273
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org