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Enter the Paarl Cycle Tour 2020

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There are just a few weeks to go before the annual Paarl Cycle Tour road race on Sunday 2 February. Online entries close on 27 January at 12:00.

The event, organised by the Rotary Club of Paarl, will start at a new venue, scenic Fairview Wine Estate, for the first time. This will be an excellent race to help you gear up and improve your seeding for the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2020.

There will be three races, with online registration, timing and seeding by RaceTec, under the auspices of the Pedal Power Association. The races will start at Fairview and from there, cyclists can travel on three routes in the rural Agter-Paarl/Klipheuwel area.

The first race over 97.8km starts at 06:00 (entry fee is R280, PPA members R260). It is for more experienced riders and will be a seeding race for the Cape Town Cycle Tour.
The second race, over 71.9 km, starts at 07:00 (entry fee R260, PPA members R240).
The third race, over 46.6 km, starts at 08:00 (entry fee R220, PPA members R210).

The closing date for on-line registration is Monday 27 January 2020 at 12:00, but entries on the day are also accepted.

The races will finish on the Old Paarl Road (R101) near the turn-off to Fairview. Thereafter cyclists return to the wine estate, where there will be a variety of food and beverage stalls as well as music and kiddies’ entertainment. There will also be a bike park so that you can lock your bike, relax and enjoy the festivities and the lucky draw. Another feature will be trailer rides to neighbouring Spice Route, where there is a play park for kids.

Prior booking is recommended for the restaurants at Fairview and Spice Route (Sundays are particularly busy).

Race numbers can be collected at ASG Paarl in the Laborie Centre in Paarl on 1 February from 08:30 to 10:30 or at Chris Willemse Cycles at Willowbridge on the same day from 12:00 to 15:00. Late entries are accepted on race day at Fairview from 05:00 (late entry fees are R320 for the first race, R300 for the second race and R260 for the third race). Entries will be limited to 2500 cyclists.

To enter, go to Proceeds of the race go to Paarl Rotary projects focusing on early childhood and youth development.

Written by: Sean Loots

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