As with last year, the cycle event will be complemented by an array of local stalls and entertainers, bringing a festival like atmosphere to the town of Yzerfontein. Feedback from the race last year was incredibly positive, with the competitors enjoying the flat, fast, non-technical route. The veteran cyclists enjoyed the fast 73km training ride, and the less experienced, and more relaxed bunch took advantage of the 47km route, both routes being unique in that they are not open to the public, and run through the beautiful West Coast National Park. Starting from the main beach parking area in Yzerfontein, the competitors will wind their way out of the town, onto the R315, and will turn off onto the Blombosch road which will take them into the West Coast National Park. The Park Manager, Pierre Nel, has generously approved a route which takes the cyclists on private jeep tracks through the splendid nature which the West Coast has to offer. On the return route there is a mixture of tar and jeep track which leads back to the finish line at the main beach, where competitors will receive a medal, a Coca Cola, and a Goodie Bag from Premier FMCG. Re-committing their support after last year’s success is Premier FMCG’s brand Blue Ribbon. Gauteng Based Premier FMCG(Pty) Limited was founded over 195 years ago, and its operation and distribution facilities run throughout South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland and Mozambique. Premier FMCG also operates a home and personal care business in the United Kingdom. Today Premier markets iconic South African brands such as Snowflake, Blue Ribbon, BB Bakeries, Star, Mister Bread, Impala, Iwisa, Super Sun, Nyala, Invicta, Manhattan and Super C, Lil-Lets, Vulco and Dove Cotton Wool.
Nodumo Novuka, Corporate Communications Officer at Premier FMCG adds “we are honoured to support such a remarkable initiative. This is not just any race, we are uplifting the Yzerfontein community, and proceeds will benefit the international Police Forum, the Jenna Lowe Trust and the Darling Trust. All three beneficiaries will be available on the day to talk to interested parties about their organisations and the work they do. Our value is growing our people, customers and brands; therefore our partnership with the Yzerfontein Cycle Experience supports our ethos of Growing Together”. Pierre Nel, of the West Coast National Park, has welcomed all participants with the following statement: “West Coast National Park extends a warm welcome to all participants in the Blue Ribbon Yzerfontein Cycle Experience Race. We are honoured that the organizers of this event have again selected the West Coast National Park as part of this race. The Lagoon Challenge Cycle Race, which will be hosted in November, is the only other cycle event in the park. This Blue Ribbon event thus adds a new dimension to cycling in the park as it offers riders an alternative route from that of the Lagoon Challenge. We are proud to be associated with Blue Ribbon as Yzerfontein Cycle Experience hosts, in the organizing and hosting of this event. I encourage entrants to enjoy the race and the splendour which the West Coast National Park has to offer.” The event is sanctioned by the Pedal Power Organisation. As such, cyclists can be assured that route markings and safety arrangements adhere to the Association’s requirements.
YZERFONTEIN CYCLE EXPERIENCE To enter: www.pedalpower.org.za or on the morning of the event. For more information: 022 451 2202
Special rates apply for PPA members.
REGISTRATION : ( If not online)
Saturday 10th June , Yzerfontein Community Hall , 15:00 - 18:00
Sunday 11th June, Yzerfontein Community Hall 06:00
Be ready for race start around 07:45.
Please remember to collect your race number and distance sticker from registration if you have not yet done so.
Remember to display your PPA MTB frame number. No helmet, no ride. No transponder, no time - PPA pays for its members to be electronically timed by Racetec.