Fourways Club News - 2019

CYCLE LAB ACTIVE FOURWAYS

Please feel free to contact Alix Macchelli or Pauline Fairlie at any time should you have any Club related issues you wish to discuss.  

E-mail: clubjhb@cyclelab.co.za or paulinef@cyclelab.co.za 
Phone : 011 707 4727 / 4726

We have the following options available for speedy response.
General Queries
•    for PwC Bike Park, BPB - info.bp@bikepark.co.za
•    for Cycle Lab Active and Multipark, CLU/MTP - info.clc@cyclelabclub.co.za

ALL Suspension - suspensions@morecorp.co.za
ALL Billing Queries - billing@morecorp.co.za
Cancellations (BPB, MTP, CLU) -  cyclingcancellations@morecorp.co.za

WhatsApp Groups: 

The club has three WhatsApp groups, described below.  If you would like to be included on any of them, please send an email with confirmation of your cell number to paulinef@cyclelab.co.za .  Don't forget to specify which group you want.

LabChat: A social whatsapp platform for Friends of Cycle Lab to connect and communicate anything Cycling/Social/Club related. Please be respectful.

Sunday Club Rides: This is a whatsapp group for communicating  Sunday Club rides only – not a chat forum.

Cycle Lab MTB: A social group for mountain bikers to connect and share information on anything connected with MTB.

SATURDAY CLUB RIDES - MOUNTAIN BIKE BEGINNERS

MTB beginners NOW start at the PwC Bike Park where the Beginner Programme will start at 7 a.m.   The E group will start from Cycle Lab as usual.

All others will leave as usual from in front of The Pro Shop next door to Cycle Lab at 6.00 a.m., road and mountain bikers (change to 6.30 in April and 7 a.m. in May).

PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT CLUB RIDES FROM SEPTEMBER TO MARCH WILL START AT 06H00.  Get there early to find a parking space and locate the group you want to ride with.

Times will therefore be as follows:

  • April - 06h30 (Transition to winter month)
  • May, June, July, - 07h00
  • August, - 06h30 (Transition to Summer months)
  • September to March - 06h00  

MEMBER REQUIREMENT

Club members taking part in Group Rides or Outrides are required to wear the club shirt, and the official Ice-Id bracelet to identify them as club members.  If you already have the details tag you may purchase the band at Cycle Lab at a cost of R79 - enquire at the club desk.  If you need the complete bracelet, ask us for a link that will enable you to order online, at a 25% discount for club members.  Your cooperation in this respect is appreciated.

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PARKING ON SATURDAY MORNINGS

Please do not use the parking bays marked by traffic cones on either side of the Cycle Lab entrance.  

These are reserved on Saturdays for Group Leaders on duty.

To view some of the Sunday Road Routes and Saturday MTB routes click here we will update this page as we get more links from our Group Leaders.

RACE RESULTS

Send your race results to clubjhb@cyclelab.co.za ALL photos welcome. 

CYCLING SA APP NOW AVAILABLE

Cycling South Africa, in partnership with DotCloud (system developer), are pleased to announce that the Cycling SA membership mobile app is now available for download for Android and iPhone.  For more information click here .

CSA RACING LICENCE

Members, if you are applying for a CSA Domestic Racing Licence please use CYCLE LAB ACTIVE as your home club.  Otherwise the notification will not come through to the Club to confirm your membership.

OUR MEMBERS

If you know of a club member with an interesting story to tell, please ask them for a paragraph and a couple of pics for us to include in your newsletter. 

CLUB DRIVERS

Please note our Club drivers are William, on 076 6005811, Phineas on 072 2693519 and Jacob on 076 8403956.  Please make a note of these numbers.

See Weekly info below.

WEEK 8

Race Results

Dischem Ride For Sight - 116km

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MIXED TANDEM

3:11:21 Greg Kamstra and Mariette Hodgen #A 14/21 and 7/29

MEN
30-39
2:28:22 Dylan Girdlestone $ 5/95 and 1/442 age category
2:28:23 David Maree $ 8/95 and 2/442 age category
2:29:24 Orion Craigue $ 24/95 and 6/442 age category
2:31:30 Bradley Potgieter $ 48/95 and 8/442 age category
2:50:36 Stephane Latini AL 15/124 and 67/442 age category

40-49
2:44:17 Ian Statham VB 9/87 and 9/572 age category
2:44:25 Koos Klopper VB 29/87 and 29/72 age category
2:48:54 George Lambert-Porter VB 64/87 and 61/572 age category
2:54:34 Doug Hill AL 51/124 and 91/572 age category

50-59
2:49:33 Andrew Mclean VC 2/70 and 4/444 age category
2:51:24 Joel Stransky VC 17/70 and 19/444 age category
2:51:24 Darren Gallian VC 18/70 and 20/444 age category
3:07:41 Graham McKenzie CL 22/146 and 91/444 age category

60-69
2:58:30 David Marshall VC 49/70 and 4/202 age category
3:23:06 Izak van der Sandt DL 64/147 and 33/202 age category

LADIES
30-39
3:27:29 Ashley van der Walt CL 110/146 and 23/94 age category

40-49
3:12:41 Cashandra Slingerland % 18/29 and 9/93 age category

50-59
3:54:39 Adele de Kock FL 123/159 and 33/83 age category

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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For more info or to book for Parys, please Click here - limited seats available. 

MEMBER PICS

Another 200km done and dusted - well done to our intrepid Audax cyclists!

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WEEK 7

SUNDAY RIDE THIS WEEK

This Sunday's ride will be a Cradle Lollipop ride for those not doing the Audax.  +/- 68 kms, start 6 a.m. from CL Fourways.  Strictly D1 pace (avg 27 km/hr), possibly a C1 group as well.  Following vehicle.  Contact Stiaan on stiaanl@gmail.com if you have comments or questions.   For the route check click here .

SUPPORT YOUR CLUB!

We try to offer informative, interesting and fun events on a regular basis for the benefit of club members.  These events involve a considerable amount of time, effort and expense in planning, communicating, arranging for a facilitator, organising staff to keep the store open, security to keep you safe, refreshments to keep you refreshed - it all adds up.   We ask for replies in order to know how many to expect and cater for, and it is very disappointing and disheartening when people have indicated they will attend and fail to turn up.

We appreciate there can be unexpected changes to plans, but please, if you book for an event, consider it a commitment and make every effort to attend.  

Race Results

Tankwa Trek

Masters
3rd Joel Stransky & Darren Gallias
5th Paul Furbank & (Linus van Onselen not a club member)

SA Champs 

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ELITE/U23 - 162km
3:56:42 11th Dylan Girdlestone

45-49 - 122km
2:06:40 15th Koos Klopper

55-59 - 122km 
2:38:09 10th Colin Germs

65-69 - 66km
1:58:05 3rd David Marshal - see photo 

Para C1-C3
1:34:11 4th Oswald Kydd

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Parys on 21 March - booking has opened.

Departing from Cycle Lab Fourways. This road ride takes you to the banks of the Vaal river in the Free State. Ride follows a quiet route through the North West. Total distance 164km.

Two stages: Stage one 90km – replenish drinks and a bite to eat.

Stage 2: 74Km finishing at Stonehenge in Parys for a shower and lunch. Finally coach ride home.
Each ride presented by CLA gives a unique challenge – Sun City is distance and wind, Lumpy’s is hilly.

The CLA Parys Ride is always a ride of Cyclists v Mother Nature…

The inaugural ride in October 2016, had an average temperature of 30 degrees with a maximum of 45!!! The water in our backup vehicles ran out and tempers exploded like Vesuvius. Our intrepid front group discovered a roadside pub where we drank all the cold drinks and scared the guests as 70-odd cyclists invaded their watering hole in lycra and cleats.

The ride in August 2018 was done in the most perfect of conditions. Our vehicles returned with stacks of drinks as Mother Nature put on a cool perfect day for a bike ride.

Just when we thought that we had this ride sorted, Mother Nature thought that we should have some extra respect for her on Women’s Day 2018 … A cool day averaging just 13 degrees would have been brilliant, but this time we had an extra order of wind. 
The block headwind down Ontdekkers should have prepared us, but none of us were ready for the 45 km/h crosswind that greeted us as we turned right after our drinks stop. The image of Simphiwe being blown right off the road still haunts. To this day, I’m unable to believe that he managed to stay upright. The camaraderie of the groups packing around the lighter riders to protect them from the wind that at times gusted to 60 km/h was amazing to watch and gradually the road turned so that we had the full fury of the best tailwind I’ve ever ridden in. On the flats, my 50 x 11 gearing was spinning out as we averaged over 40 km/h for the last hour…


So, don’t miss out on seeing what Mother Nature has to offer on Thursday 21 March. CLA Parys 2019 will be anything but predictable.

To Book Click here.

 

CAPE TOWN CYCLE TOUR 2019 - BIKE TRANSPORTATION

Elliott Mobility are once again providing safe, convenient and cost effective bike transportation to cyclists participating in Cape Town Cycle Tour in 2019. Bike transportation available from Cycle Lab Fourways, Elliott Centurion, Cycle Lab Durban and Elliott Durban.

Elliott’s unrivalled services include:

 Official Bike Transporter to Cape Town Cycle Tour in 2019.

  • Choice of 4 drop-off points: Cycle Lab Fourways, Elliott Centurion, Cycle Lab Durban and Elliott Durban.
  • Online bookings at http://www.elliottmobility.com/capetowncycletour-2019/
  • Our bike transportation price includes Insurance Cover up to a maximum value of R20 000.00 per bike for Fire, Collision, Overturning and Hijacking whilst in transit (terms and conditions apply).
  • Peace-of-mind utilization of a trusted and reputable organization with over 16 years of experience in bike transportation to Cape Town Cycle Tour.
  • Bikes are individually wrapped in a blanket and transported in specially designed bike cartons.
  • Only the front wheel is removed which is included with your bike in the same bike carton.
  • No dismantling required.

For any queries, please contact us on 011-256-3000 or CycleTourBookings@elliottmobility.com. Good luck and safe cycling!

Graham Spiro with the Pink Train - having fun!

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WEEK 6

Sunday Ride 10 February - The ride will be The Irene Ride from Cycle Lab Megastore Fourways at 06H00. D1 (27km/h) and C1 (30km/h).  80km's with a following vehicle.  Click here to view the route. 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Parys on 21 March 

Departing from Cycle Lab Fourways. This road ride takes you to the banks of the Vaal river in the Free State. Ride follows a quiet route through the North West. Total distance 164km.

Two stages: Stage one 90km – replenish drinks and a bite to eat.

Stage 2: 74Km finishing at Stonehenge in Parys for a shower and lunch. Finally coach ride home.
Each ride presented by CLA gives a unique challenge – Sun City is distance and wind, Lumpy’s is hilly.

The CLA Parys Ride is always a ride of Cyclists v Mother Nature…

The inaugural ride in October 2016, had an average temperature of 30 degrees with a maximum of 45!!! The water in our backup vehicles ran out and tempers exploded like Vesuvius. Our intrepid front group discovered a roadside pub where we drank all the cold drinks and scared the guests as 70-odd cyclists invaded their watering hole in lycra and cleats.

The ride in August 2018 was done in the most perfect of conditions. Our vehicles returned with stacks of drinks as Mother Nature put on a cool perfect day for a bike ride.

Just when we thought that we had this ride sorted, Mother Nature thought that we should have some extra respect for her on Women’s Day 2018 … A cool day averaging just 13 degrees would have been brilliant, but this time we had an extra order of wind.
The block headwind down Ontdekkers should have prepared us, but none of us were ready for the 45 km/h crosswind that greeted us as we turned right after our drinks stop. The image of Simphiwe being blown right off the road still haunts. To this day, I’m unable to believe that he managed to stay upright. The camaraderie of the groups packing around the lighter riders to protect them from the wind that at times gusted to 60 km/h was amazing to watch and gradually the road turned so that we had the full fury of the best tailwind I’ve ever ridden in. On the flats, my 50 x 11 gearing was spinning out as we averaged over 40 km/h for the last hour…


So, don’t miss out on seeing what Mother Nature has to offer on Thursday 21 March. CLA Parys 2019 will be anything but predictable.

LINK to RSVP coming shortly. 

Live Music at the PwC Bike Park


Come and listen to Nick May ( https://www.facebook.com/NickMayOfficial/?ref=br rs) and Dan Vee (https://www.facebook.com/danveemusic/) and enjoy a fun afternoon at the park.

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WEEK 5 - see race results and Sunday Route below

CYCLE LAB MALUTI DOUBLE 90 ENTRY DISCOUNT FOR CYCLE LAB ACTIVE MEMBERS

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As you may have seen, Cycle Lab is the new title sponsor of the Cycle Lab Maluti Double 90, powered by Biogen. This high-quality event, which is organised by the Free State Pedal Power Association, has an entry limit of just 120 teams.

 

As a result, the event doesn’t struggle to get entries and normally doesn’t do any discounted entries. However, after some negotiation with PPA, we are happy to announce that we have managed to secure a 15% discount for Cycle Lab Active members for a limited period only.

 

Any paid-up Cycle Lab Active member that enters the event before Wednesday 6 February 2019, will qualify for the 15% entry-fee discount. The time period will be strictly administered.

 

The entry fee per 12-rider team is normally R9300 (or R775 per person). The Cycle Lab Active entry fee until 6 February 2019 is R7905 (or R658.75 per person). For more information on the event, check out the website here

 

If you want to take advantage of this discount, you need to email Liandri on bloem@pedalpower.org.za who will ensure you get your discounted entry if within the time limit. 

Race Results

VALUE LOGISTICS FAST ONE 2019 - 97KM ROAD
MEN
30-39
2:05:28 Dylan Girdlestone $ 4/59 and 1/411 age category
2:22:58 Mlando Mlaba VA 28/64 and 29/411 age category
2:22:59 Lloyd Robinson VA 32/64 and 32/411 age category
2:29:23 Warren Hauser AL 3/126 and 49/411 age category

40-49
2:24:30 Ian Statham VB 39/93 and 40/550 age category
2:24:31 Maurizio Mottalini VB 47/93 and 47/550 age category
2:26:39 George Lambert-Porter VB 64/93 and 64/550 age category

50-59
2:25:36 Colin Germs VC 14/55 and 15/367 age category
2:25:36 Darren Gallias VC 15/55 and 16/367 age category
2:36:16 Pierre Guitard VC 43/55 and 54/367 age category
2:44:25 Malcolm Turnbull BL 52/13 and 83/367 age category
2:46:12 Terry Yates DL 18/145 and 91/367 age category

60-69
2:41;44 Colin Gibbings BL 45/133 and 9/156 age category
2:44:06 Greg Brill CL 35/133 and 13/156 age category
2:58:42 Peter Tippett BL 113/133 and 45/156 age category
3:21:33 Pieter van Aswegen FL 103/143 and 88/156 age category

70-79
3:21:39 Barry Hill FL 104/143 and 6/14 age category

LADIES
30-39
3:10:28 Sasa Fako EL 82/132 and 36/97 age category

40-49
2:39:13 Cashandra Slingerland % 17/43 and 4/112 age category
3:37:44 Carol Turnbull IL 144/233 and 62/112 age category

50-59
2:55:56 Davina Wertheimer DL 92/145 and 7/88 age category

Sunday Ride - 02 February

Departing at 06H00 for the 5 Col's Ride - D1 pace for about 70km's.
Following Vehicle
1. Col de la Northcliff
2. Col de la Brixton
3. Col de la Hospital
4. Col de la Munro
5. Col de la three ugly sisters
To view the route Click here.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

LIVE MUSIC (SUNDAYS) AT THE PwC BIKE PARK

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Stuart Milne (https://www.facebook.com/stuartmilnemusic/)
Jordan Pretorius (https://www.facebook.com/jordan.s.pretorius)

TREASURE HUNT NIGHT RIDE

The night-time search for 'treasure'is happening at the PwC Bike Park. Make sure you're part of it. Ideal event to share with a partner. Prizes, beer, pizzas and fun at your favourite MTB venue. All welcome. We have some lights to rent but please try to bring your own light.

Price: R80

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CAPE TOWN CYCLE TOUR INFO SESSION

The Cape Town Cycle Tour is the world's largest timed road race, which can be quite intimidating. Whether it's your first or you're after a new Personal Best time, you will find all the information and tips you could need from racing veteran and honorary Cycle Lab Active member, Engela Conradie.

RSVP: paulinef@cyclelab.co.za

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VAN GAALEN MTB OUTRIDE

Known as 'The Big Cheese'in MTB, this venue is suited to intermediate and advanced riders. Situated in the Magaliesburg region, there are 100km of trails to choose from. Join us as we explore this piece of MTB heaven.

RSVP: paulinef@cyclelab.co.za

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BASIC MTB BIKE MECHANICS

Our head mechanic at Cycle Lab leads this essential course for all MTBers, empowering you to be able to do your own basic repairs and advising which tools are required as well as how to use them.


RSVP: paulinef@cyclelab.co.za

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WEEK 4

100 Cycle Challenge Cycle Lab Active special offer

The second edition of the 100 Cycle Challenge takes place on 5 May on the East Rand. This year the organisers have added a 50km option for those that feel the 100km is too formidable.

We have negotiated a discount for all Cycle Lab Active members which is in place from today (25 January) until 31 January only.

Here’s a breakdown of what you pay versus the normal rate:

                                                           100km Road Race 50km Road Race
Cycle Lab Active Members until 31 Jan           R360                 R240
Normal Early Bird Entry Fee until 31 Jan        R400                 R250
Normal Entry Fee (1 Feb)                             R450                 R300


To take advantage of this special offer, email seanba@morecycle.co.za to get your special Cycle Lab Active Discounted entry form, which you need to complete and send to the organisers with your proof of payment.

Want to find out more about the 100 Cycle Challenge? Here you go: https://100cyclechallenge.co.za/ 

Race Results

Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour - 102km

MEN 60+

2nd Paul Furbank - 2H28 - average speed 41kph!

Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme 2019 - 52km

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1st Andrew Mclean - picture below
2nd Dave de Lima 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday Ride - 27 January

For those still in town the ride will leave at 06H00 into the Cradle with a twist, 80km with options to go longer, D1 pace.

There will be an optional addition to the ride, with Krugersdorp Hill, possibly 120km.  Both rides will start together and be at D1 pace.  If there is a C1 preference and enough people interested, this will be organised at the start.

HENNOPS OUTRIDE

Join us for a fun ride at Hennops this Sunday. R50 is the entrance fee to the venue.

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CAPE TOWN CYCLE TOUR 2019 - BIKE TRANSPORTATION

Elliott Mobility are once again providing safe, convenient and cost effective bike transportation to cyclists participating in Cape Town Cycle Tour in 2019. Bike transportation available from Cycle Lab Fourways, Elliott Centurion, Cycle Lab Durban and Elliott Durban.

Elliott’s unrivalled services include:

 Official Bike Transporter to Cape Town Cycle Tour in 2019.

  • Choice of 4 drop-off points: Cycle Lab Fourways, Elliott Centurion, Cycle Lab Durban and Elliott Durban.
  • Online bookings at http://www.elliottmobility.com/capetowncycletour-2019/
  • Our bike transportation price includes Insurance Cover up to a maximum value of R20 000.00 per bike for Fire, Collision, Overturning and Hijacking whilst in transit (terms and conditions apply).
  • Peace-of-mind utilization of a trusted and reputable organization with over 16 years of experience in bike transportation to Cape Town Cycle Tour.
  • Bikes are individually wrapped in a blanket and transported in specially designed bike cartons.
  • Only the front wheel is removed which is included with your bike in the same bike carton.
  • No dismantling required.

For any queries, please contact us on 011-256-3000 or CycleTourBookings@elliottmobility.com. Good luck and safe cycling!

WEEK 3

SUNDAY ROAD RIDE

This Sunday's ride will be the Rollercoaster ride, 75km, leaving Cycle Lab at 6 a.m.  D1 pace.  Following car.  Good luck to all those doing the Audax, especially the brave souls riding 300km.

EXCLUSIVE CYCLE LAB ACTIVE FOURWAYS DEAL

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Efficient and effective way to improve your performance.  Special price for club members - normal price is R860.