Fourways Club News - 2019

CYCLE LAB ACTIVE FOURWAYS

REMEMBER CLUB RIDES FROM 4th MAY WILL START AT 7.00 A.M.

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

For any Club related matters, general enquiry, info, cancellations/suspensions, account/billing WeChat error, Events Click here 

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. See entries below.

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 26

Sunday Ride - 29 June

Leaving CycleLab at 07H00, there will be a bit of climbing with Northcliff, Hill str, Wicklow, Westcliff and a few other drags! 57km with 800m of climbing! A following vehicle and the pace will be C2 and D1.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

09 August - Womens Day - Parys!

Please note there are a few options available - select the one that suits you.

What to expect: 

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 (the Coach is part of the Full package) Two groups, C1/2 that's 29/30 kph and D1/2 that's 25/27kph.
Each ride presented by CLA gives a unique challenge – Sun City is distance and wind (was really cold to start), Lumpy’s is hilly.

We add the philosophy of Velogique – the principle on which all our rides are based:
• Safe – Awareness of yourself and others while riding in a peloton is critical. Alerting others to dangers is as easy as a shout or a hand signal.
• Fun – If you don’t get to the end of the ride with new friends and a huge smile, you’ve missed a golden opportunity. Be nice
• Fast(ish) – Tempo riding requires a little bit of effort from each rider to ensure that the group moves along at a healthy lick. The principle is exactly as per our regular Club rides – easy on the hills, pedal on the downs.

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

To avoid disappointment book now.

Regret, no tri bikes, no tri bars, no mtb's, no tandems. 
Click here to view the cancellation policy 

 

NISSAN TRAILSEEKER AND MTB RACE AT BUFFELSDRIFT 29 JUNE

It's time to bundu bash this weekend at Nissan Trailseeker #2 Buffelsdrift. The SA XCM Champs will be part of the mountain bike race, and spectators can expect an action packed day whilst enjoying pancakes and coffee. Why not make this a trail weekend and join them on Sunday as well for the trail run.

LORMAR ENDURANCE RIDE

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Lormar isn’t the “pre-packed” lunch packet type of Tour but rather the braai and craft beer kind… There are 3 amazing routes through the beautiful Karoo but also a weekend filled with delicious home made meals, tractor sunset cruises and a wild horse run opening ceremony that will give you goose bumps until long after the Tour! So if you’re looking for a tour with authenticity, you’ve entered the right one!

PLUS All Lormar riders will have the option to leave their kids (older than 3 – basically off nappies) while they ride! The kids will have various entertainment activities.
R300 per child for the weekend! The fees will go to Middelburg High School. You have to pre-book this with your entry!

 

Week 25

SUNDAY RIDE

This Sunday the ride will be the Lollipop ride, leaving Cycle Lab at 07h00 with a following vehicle.  The pace will be D1 (average 27 km/hr)  and the route is about 70km.  Christo van Wyk will be leading the ride.

SUN CITY RIDE

Photos from Sun City Ride, a cold dark morning to start with Biogen fueling everyone in preparation for the 191km ride.

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First stop was the Engen after Hartebeespoort, time to remove the layers, refuel and meet the Rustenburg Cycling Club who joined us for the next part of the journey.

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Big thank you to Biogen for the much needed nutrition for everyone at each stop, this included bars, gels and refilling of bottles with Carbogen.

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PANORAMA TOUR RESULTS - 4 STAGE RACE
OVERALL TEAM TIME

SUB
11:27:30 Jack Frenkel & Ashley van der Walt

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VETS - LADIES
12:41:48 Catherine Albertyn & Cassidi Beck
15:09:59 Adele de Kock & Candice Symcox - photo above 

MIXED
13:04:10 Shanel Munger

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MASTER - LADIES
14:16:52 Belinda O'Neil & Nikki Goddard - see photos above 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

MANKELE MOUNTAIN BIKING

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WEEK 24

Congratulations to our members who participated in the Comrades - Well done, great achievement!

Lloyd Robinson - 09H53:03
Joel Stransky - 09H38:35
Tshepo Pitse - 10H48:36
Darryl Westman - 10H53:32

Kremart Race - 175km 

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Kremetart Results:

ELITE MEN
04:12:16 David Maree
04:29:55 Bradley Potgieter

VETS 40-49
5:10:54 Stiaan Loubser
6:08:11 Petr Valchik

VETS 50-59
5:12:29 Armando Figueiredo
5:41:06 Graham Hohls
5:46:46 Mark Shuter

VETS 60-69
4:51:55 Joe Visser
5:00:13 David Marshall
6:35:18 Keith O'Leary

LADIES
Vets 50-59
5:25:09 Colleen Lightbody
5:26:49 Louise Shuter

Kyle Mandy one of our Group leaders, taking a break in France - nice club shirt.  He is obviously enjoying the snow!

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Our Cycle Lab Active Adventures committee put a bicycle together for William who drives the club vehicles on weekends and at events.  Williams was surprized when presented with the bike this morning - Thank you, Mills, Graham S, Rob, Greg, Tertius, Jason, Colleen, Graham H, let keep him motivated. 

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Sunday Ride 09 June was a cycle to Northcliff followed by an informal Hillclimb challenge:

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Results for informal Hillclimb via Strava

13:16 Etienne van Zyl
15:32 Leon Viljoen
16:19 Tertius Calitz
20:07 Cassidi Beck
20:13 Graham van Niekerk
30:23 Ami Stanisavljevic

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WEEK 23

Finally the LINK for Sun City has opened, book now to avoid disappointment - seats are limited on the Coach back. 

Click here to view options and book 

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After the drama of the summer ride in December 2018, where our front group was pulled off the road by the Rustenburg Traffic Police, we have negotiated with the relevant authorities.

No longer will we do the stretch on the highway. We will be escorted by Traffic Police outriders along the R 104 to ensure our safety. They will provide the equivalent of rolling road closures, so we get to feel like true professional cyclists.
Don’t hesitate. 

Here’s what you’ll miss out on if you don’t get your entry in today:
• 180 km of marshalled, controlled riding
• A chilly start warming up to a perfect midwinter day
• Traffic Police outriders
• Supporting vehicles
• Two pace groups 27/28 km/h and 30/32 km/h
• Great ride captaincy from Mills, Tertius, Brillo and Jason
• A great buffet lunch at the wonderful Kedar Lodge
• A bracing swim if you' re brave enough
• Hot showers and cold beers at the finish
• A coach to return you to Cycle Lab
• Trailers to get your bike home too.

The ride will take place on Sunday June 16, departing Cycle Lab at 6.45. 
The route takes uto Kedar Lodge. 

SUNDAY RIDE - 9TH JUNE

 Sunday's ride is the Lab Annual Hill Climb.  Come test yourself and support this event.  We ride slowly to the Northcliff Hill Climb and you can then ride the hill as many times as you want.  Your best time will be taken, and a Hill Climb Champion will be declared.  Leaving Cycle Lab at 7, following vehicle.  All members welcome - please wear club kit.

UPCOMING EVENTS

WEEK 22

SUNDAY RIDE

This week will be the airport ride, about 100 kms, D1 and C2 pace.  Following vehicle.  Starts at 7 a.m. from Cycle Lab Fourways.

Race to the Sun:

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Race to the Sun Results

MEN
SENIOR
8:04:50 Dillon Rossouw

30-39
8:10:43 Hitesh Lutchman

40-49
5:08:47 David Cooke
6:07:02 Brett Basel
6:50:52 Simphiwe Mdluli

50+
5:17:15 Dave de Lima
5:39:09 Joe Visser
6:54:37 Mike Scrooby
6:55:52 Armando Figueiredo
6:57:08 Christo van Wyk
7:18:17 Arno Els
8:04:22 John Andersen

WOMEN
30-39
8:04:23 Megan Andersen

40-49
6:53:04 Catherie Albertyn
7:07:06 Theresa Klopper
7:17:53 Megan Thorpe

50+
6:47:19 Nicky Goddard
6:57:07 Susan van Wyk

Sunday Ride 01 June - click here to view the route

 

WEEK 21

Sunday ride 26 May - Lollipop ride with options of extending, 80km's at D1 and C2 pace.  Following vehicle, starting at 07H00 from cycle Lab Fourways. 

OLD LEGS TOUR

Not Cycle Lab Active related, but you may be interested to hear of a group of cyclists in Zimbabwe who cycled last year from Harare to Cape Town to raise funds in support of Old Age Pensioners in Zimbabwe who through no fault of their own have lost their pensions and savings.

On 1st June, again in support of the pensioners, 10 cyclists aged between 39 and 68 are leaving Harare and heading north in the general direction of Mt Kilimanjaro. Their route will be taking them on roads less travelled, through places like Mt Darwin and Mukumbura, towards Caborra Bassa and on to Tete and into Malawi. Heading north, they'll hug the shores of Lake Malawi through places like Nkhata Bay and Livingstonia, into Southern Tanzania through Tukuyu, up over the Elton Plateau and through the Kitulo National Park, gaining an impressive 7,444 meters in just 263 kilometres. Then head north to Iringa, Dodoma and Arusha, eventually ending up at Mt Kilimanjaro, which they then plan to climb.

To see more of this brave journey, visit their website https://oldlegstour.co.zw/ 

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

MAGALIES MONSTER MTB RACE

1st June 2019

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SUN CITY RIDE

Diarize the Sun City ride (new destination Kedar Lodge) now 16 June! Booking will open beginning of May, keep a look out for the link, it will be sent via SMS and newsletter.

Time: 06H00 Briefing Depart 6:45 - a little later because of light.
Depart: 06H45 sharp
From: Cycle Lab Fourways.

Cycle Lab Active invites you to enjoy the CLA Sun City Ride on Sunday 16 June - yes it's Fathers day so bring the family, you might even consider staying the night.

All the benefits, none of the downsides.
189 km of great riding that still includes the thrilling ride to our traditional stop in Cosmos. Then, instead of taking the Majakaneng offramp, we continue west towards Rustenburg.
Our new venue, Kedar Heritage Lodge is just 21 km from Sun City - click here to access Kedar, but a world away in terms of our offering to you. 
We will recover beside the pool in a shaded area where a tasty buffet lunch awaits. We will have access to a few rooms for a post-ride/swim shower before heading back on the coach.

We have a few options for you to choose from:
1. Just the ride (Ride Only) – marshalled and supported - and you make your own way home @ R 250.00
2. The ride and lunch (as is) – as above, but you stay and enjoy the facilities and food at the venue. You still need to make your own way home @ R400.00
3. With this option, you can add extra friends and family to join us for lunch @ R 200.00 per head
4. The ride, lunch and coach return (Full Package) – the whole deal @ R550.00 each. Due to demand this option will be open to Club members first and is limited to a maximum of 50 riders due to limitations of spaces in the coach and on the bike trailers.

Please note that drinks are not included in any of the packages.

As always, there will be two groups – a C1/2 pace and a STRICTLY C3/D1 group. Each group will have its own support vehicle and there will be two refueling stops on the road.

Regret, no tri bikes, no tri bars, no mtb's, no tandems.

WEEK 20

Sunday ride will be the Graham ride, about 100kms D1 pace and up. Check out the route on Strava: https://strava.app.link/IQiB1ziVHW - CL Sun - Graham Ride.

 WEEK 19

Sunday ride this week will be a reverse 947 route into The Cradle, about 70km with option to extend.  Leaving Cycle Lab at 7 a.m., following car.

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Race Results 

100 Cycle Challenge 2019
100km
30-39
2:55:04 Jack Frenkel AL 109/142 73/224 age category

40-49
2:27:20 Koos klopper VB 3/57 and 3/294 age category
2:29:07 Nigel Laver VB 50/57 and 50/294 age category
2:37:28 Simphiwe Mdluli AL 21/142 and 62/294 age category

60-69
2:44:35 Joe Visser VC 34/53 and 6/78 age category
3:01:11 Ken McArthur BL 73/141 and 17/78 age category
3:04:21 Izak van der Sandt VC 47/53 and 19/78 age category

LADIES
30-39
2:46:53 Sasa Fako BL 27/141 and 7/55 age category
2:55:04 Ashley van der Walt AL 109/142 and 13/55 age category

40-49
2:45:31 Cashandra Slingerland % 13/22 and 2/71 age category

Photos from the Sunday Ride 5 May.

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CYCLE LAB ACTIVE ADVENTURES: BEZHOEK MTB EXPERIENCE - 11 May

  • R200 pp Ride only: R200 pp. Includes burger, trail fee and drink after the ride.
  • R300 pp Park and Ride: R300 pp includes burger, drink, trail fee and transport there and back and a spot for your bike on the trailer (spots are limited).
  • R575 pp. Two-day adventure with overnight in luxury tent: includes luxury tent, burger, drink and trail fees. (Please note this is self-catering and own transport).

Bezhoek is situated 1 hour outside JHB in Mpumalanga on the Bezuidenhoutshoek Farm. You will be hard pressed to find a more authentic MTB experience anywhere. If you’re looking for an exhilarating and exclusive MTB ride, this is it!

To book and reserve your spot for this amazing ride, please Click Here

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WEEK 18

Please note the Club rides start at 07H00 until further notice, probably August.

RACE RESULTS

aQuelle Tour Durban 2019 (100km)
MEN - ELITE
1:55:35 David Maree - $ 16/33 and 4/278 age category
2:23:03 Dillon Rossouw - AL 148/199 and 33/90 age category - picture below

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60-69
2:18:35 Greg Brill - AL 115/199 and 13/157 age category
2:47:46 Michael Howe-Ely - CL 261/405 and 88/157 age category

70-79
2:38:28 Barry Hill - CL 174/405 and 8/26 age category

LADIES
30-39
2:29:34 Sasa Fako - BL 140/237 and 12/55 age category

40-49
2:25:19 Cashandra Slingerland % 1/12 and 5/80 age category

50-59
2:25:48 Davina Wertheimer AL 163/199 and 4/66 age category

Emperors East Rand Classic 98km

MEN
30-39
2:25:22 Bradley Potgieter $ 10/42 and 35/222 age category

50-59
2:27:44 Daniele Guerra VC 33/48 and 31/161 age category
2:29:50 Dobrivoj Stanisavlevic 49/115 and 39/161 age category

60-69
2:27:29 Gavin Maile VC 28/48 and 2/57 age category
2:33:51 Craig Dreyer BL 17/149 and 4/57 age category

Race Results:

Maluti Double90 - 180km

Quite a few podiums - Well done Everyone!

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Maluti Double90 - 180km

Overall Results:
4:25:24 Tristan Cuthbert - Cycle Lab 2/71 - start group 10
4:25:25 Darren Gallias - Cycle Lab 2/71 - start group 10
4:25:36 Henry Neethling - Cycle Lab 2/71 - start group 10
4:25:36 Andrew Mclean - Cycle Lab 2/71 - start group 10

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4:25:37 Steven van Heerden - Cycle Lab 2/71 - start group 10
4:25:37 Kieran KcKenna - Cycle Lab 2/71 start group 10
4:28:16 Bradley Potgieter - Mixed Bag of Nuts 7/71 - start group 7
4:42:02 David Maree - Cycle Lab 2/71 - start group 10
4:42:02 David de Lima - Cycle Lab 2/71 - start group 10

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4:40:21 Orion Craigue - Cape Cycle Tours 1/38 - start group 15 - MIXED
4:45:02 Mark Cheyne - Cape Cycle Tours 1/38 Start group 15 - MIXED
4:52:37 Ian Statham - ICG DS Hammer 19 - 14/71 start group 27
4:58:52 Lloyd Robinson - Cape Cycle Tours - 1/38 start group 15 - MIXED
5:02:38 Dean Packham - Cape Cycle Tours 1/38 start group 15 - MIXED
5:05:11 Joe Visser - Phakisa 20/71 - start group 14
5:15:58 Nick Cooke - Cycle Lab 2/71 - start group 10
5:24:04 Koos Klopper - Rothwell Risksolve Lesedi 27/71 - start group 12
5:29:39 Graham McKenzie - Paper Peddlers 29/71 - start group 44
5:30:31 Shanel Munger - Engines and More cc 4/38 - start group 48 - MIXED
5:37:49 Daniele Guerra - Paper Peddlers 29/71 start group 44
5:40:32 Nigel Laver - KPCC T1 35/71 - start group 53

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5:51:37 Leandra Mackintosh - CLA Maluti Warriors 11/38 - start group 56 MIXED
5:51:37 Louise Shuter - CLA Maluti Warriors 11/38 - start group 56 MIXED
5:51:37 Colleen Lightbody - CLA Maluti Warriors 11/38 - start group 56 MIXED
5:51:37 Bianca Jacobs - CLA Maluti Warriors 11/38 - start group 56 MIXED
5:51:37 Stephane Latini - CLA Maluti Warriors 11/38 - start group 56 MIXED
5:51:37 Mark Shuter - CLA Maluti Warriors 11/38 - start group 56 - MIXED
5:51:37 Stiaan Loubser - CLA Maluti Warriors 11/38 start group 56 - MIXED
5:51:38 Keith Phillips - CLA Maluti Warriors 11/38 strt group 56 - MIXED
5:51:38 Paul Macintosh - CLA Maluti Warriors 11/38 start group 56 - MIXED
5:51:39 Andrew Caldwell - CLA Maluti Warriors 11/38 start group 56 - MIXED
5:51:39 Colin Wilson - CLA Maluti Warriors 11/38 start group 56 - MIXED
5:51:39 Graham Hohls - CLA Maluti Warriors 11/38 start group 56 - MIXED
6:10:03 Glyn Robert - Social 13/38 start group 24 - MIXED
6:10:13 Avi Mistry - Social 13/38 start group 24 - MIXED

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6:15:30 Lindi Cameron - Global Cycle Tours 17/38 - start group 70 MIXED
6:15:30 Doug Hill - Global Cycle Tours 17/38 - start group 70 - MIXED
6:15:30 Jodee Farah - Global Cycle Tours 17/38 - start group 70 - MIXED
6:15:30 Belinda O'Neil - Global Cycle Tours 17/38 - start group 70 - MIXED
6:15:30 Maurizio Mottalini - Global Cycle Tours 17/38 - start group 70 - MIXED
6:15:30 Jason Morris - Global Cycle Tours 17/38 - start group 70 - MIXED
6:15:30 Susan van Wyyk - Global Cycle Tours 17/38 - start group 70 - MIXED
6:15:32 Christo van Wyk - Global Cycle Tours 17/38 - start group 70 - MIXED
6:15:32 Leslie Cameron - Global Cycle Tours 17/38 - start group 70 - MIXED

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6:59:34 Theunis Bosch - start group 58 - MIXED
7:03:25 Megan Thorpe - Qhubeka p/b Cycle Lab 26/38 - start group 72 - MIXED
7:03:25 Cass Beck - Qhubeka p/b Cycle Lab 26/38 - start group 72 - MIXED
7:03:25 Nicola Goddard - Qhubeka p/b Cycle Lab 26/38 - start 72 - MIXED
7:03:25 Mike Scrooby - Qhubeka p/b Cycle Lab 26/38 - start group 72 - MIXED
7:03:25 Graham Pile - Qhubeka p/b Cycle Lab 26/38 - start group 72 - MIXED
7:03:25 Greg Brill - Qhubeka p/b Cycle Lab 26/38 -s tart group 72 - MIXED
7:03:25 Anton van der Merwe - Qhubeka p/b Cycle Lab 26/38 - start group 72 0 MIXED
7:03:26 Terence Goodlace - Qhubeka p/b Cycle Lab 26/38 - start group 72 - MIXED
7:03:26 Luca Wildt - Qhubeka p/b Cycle Lab 26/38 - start group 72 - MIXED
7:03:26 Rob Kennedy - Qhubeka p/b Cycle Lab 26/38 - start group 72 - MIXED
7:03:28 Richard Nevin - Qhubeka p/b Cycle Lab 26/38 - start group 72 - MIXED
7:03:28 Grenville Mills - Qhubeka p/b Cycle Lab 26/38 - start group 72 - MIXED
7:10:21 John Andersen - Endeavour - 29/38 - start group 97 - MIXED
7:10:46 Michelle Gahan - Endeavour - 29/38 - start group 97 - MIXED
7:10:46 Gillian Critcher - Endeavour - 29/38 - start group 97 - MIXED
7:10:46 Fabrizio Pecci - Endeavour 29/38 - start group 97 - MIXED
7:10:46 Santie van der Merwe - Endeavour - 29/38 - start group 97 - MIXED
7:10:46 Heidi Burger - Endeavour 29/38 - start group 97 - MIXED
7:10:46 Colleen Robinson - Endeavour 29/38 - start group 97 - MIXED
7;10:46 Helen Vieira - Endeavour 29/38 - start grou 97 - MIXED
7:10:47 Adele de Kock - Endeavour 29/38 - start group 97 - MIXED
7:10:47 Andre Robinson - Endeavour 29/38 - start group 97 - MIXED
7:10:48 Andrew Moorosi - Endeavour 29/38 - start group 97 - MIXED

DELTA DASH

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DELTA DASH RESULTS

Senior Men
16th - 05H44.12 Malcolm Turnbull and Peter Tippett

SOLO WOMEN
1st 05:58:06 Catherine Albertyn

SOLO MEN
16th 05:53:42 Gerry de Boer
43rd 04:24:04 Dale Mclean
87th 02:07:16 Arno Els

UPCOMING EVENTS:

KEDAR LODGE (SUN CITY) RIDE

Diarize the Kedar Lodge ride (you'll remember it as Sun City) now 16 June! Booking will open beginning of May, keep a look out for the link, it will be sent via SMS and newsletter.

Time: 06H00 Briefing Depart 6:30 - a little later because of light.
Depart: 06H30 sharp
From: Cycle Lab Fourways.

Cycle Lab Active invites you to enjoy the CLA Kedar Heritage Lodge Ride on Sunday 16 June - yes it's Fathers day so bring the family, you might even consider staying the night.

All the benefits, none of the downsides.
189 km of great riding that still includes the thrilling ride to our traditional stop in Cosmos. Then, instead of taking the Majakaneng offramp, we continue west towards Rustenburg.
Our new venue, Kedar Heritage Lodge is just 21 km from Sun City - click here to access Kedar, but a world away in terms of our offering to you.
We will recover beside the pool in a shaded area where a tasty buffet lunch awaits. We will have access to a few rooms for a post-ride/swim shower before heading back on the coach.

We have a few options for you to choose from:
1. Just the ride (Ride Only) – marshalled and supported - and you make your own way home @ R 250.00
2. The ride and lunch (as is) – as above, but you stay and enjoy the facilities and food at the venue. You still need to make your own way home @ R400.00
3. With this option, you can add extra friends and family to join us for lunch @ R 200.00 per head
4. The ride, lunch and coach return (Full Package) – the whole deal @ R550.00 each. Due to demand this option will be open to Club members first and is limited to a maximum of 50 riders due to limitations of spaces in the coach and on the bike trailers.

Please note that drinks are not included in any of the packages.

As always, there will be two groups – a C1/2 pace and a STRICTLY C3/D1 group. Each group will have its own support vehicle and there will be two refueling stops on the road.

Regret, no tri bikes, no tri bars, no mtb's, no tandems.

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. 

Suikerbosrand Ride :

Thanks to Graham - Lessor Spotted Roadie.

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ABSA Cape EPIC 2019 results

GRAND MASTERS
4th Andrew Mclean and Dave de lima
7th Joel Stransky and Darren Gallias

MEN
90th Colin Germs and Deane Poulter

REPORT BACK ON PARYS RIDE

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All rides are GOOD… Some are BETTER… Parys 2019 was BEST

Writing about a ride can be tough. We do the same thing week in and week out and it involves sweat and power readings, heart rates and cadences. These are subjects that often get my wife Karen, rolling her eyes and heading to the fridge to top up her wine glass…

But, Thursday’s ride to Parys was about so much more.
The sunflowers were abundant in the fields. Miles and miles of sunflowers make me want to smile.
The Cosmos was in full bloom. If you’re a Comrades runner, you know that it’s a sign that you should be doing your longest distance. If you’re a cyclist, they soften the landscape and remind you that summer is waning.
The wind was gentle, gradually turning from a headwind to a tailwind on the last few kilometres.
The weather was warm without being too hot.

And, the people were fantastic!!
I met (another) Karen who was doing her first CLA ride. She was uber-nervous at the start and when I introduced myself formally around Randfontein, she was still stressing. For the last 20-odd kilometres, she had a personal peloton of 3 yellow shirts and the ever-present William in the van behind her. Her smile, as we rolled into Stonehenge in Parys was radiant.
The two Debbie’s chatted their way up every hill and down the other side. They brought a lightheartedness to the ride that was so refreshing. They reminded me why we ride our bikes… to spend some quality time with great people in beautiful places.
Poor Tertius got volunteered to help marshal the front group. Despite hanging on by his fingernails for nearly 100 miles, he jumped in the van after finishing to drive back along the route to support the stragglers coming home.
Mills fixed a puncture or two… more like eight. In fact. I reckon that Mills drove the route on the previous evening to drop glass and nails at regular intervals, just to that he can show off his Formula 1 type wheel changing skills… He also fixed broken spokes and Di2 batteries, all while sweeping the back of the bunch to ensure that no-one got left behind. And then, he told some dad jokes…
Nic Z spent most of the ride on the front of the fast group, as a gentle warm-up for Sunday’s 400 km Audax. As one does…
Mike rode it on a gravel bike, and dropped me on my super-aero, high-tech, carbon fibre missile! Ken realized that there is no Champs Elysees in Parys. Andre and Colleen showed that you should get your partner to ride.

If you weren’t there, you missed a special day.
If you were there, thank you for adding to the bank of happy memories.
Remember that we really appreciate any feedback. Obviously, we love kudos and compliments. We also really want to know what we can do to make the Cycle Lab Adventures rides even better. Drop Alix a mail or reach out to us after a club ride if you’d like to help us to up our game.

Next up is the iconic June 16 Sun City Winter Ride – that’s the one that doesn’t go to Sun City… Watch for the comms as once again, we’re limited to just 60-odd cyclists.

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We started out with 13 riders. It was a stunningly cool ride, temperature wise. The group was pretty vocal and called out all obstacles to the back impressive!! One rider turned back at Val Verde, still recovering from a tough 6.5 hr Argus. We caught her at Steyn City. One of the group puctured and was going to meet us on the way back, but he beat us to CycleLab. We climbed the hill to the Telkom Tower and then turned left and on to the big Tree where we made our U turn to come back. Well done to Colleen for keeping the energy high and the comms effective. Also just a couple of pointers to improve physique and cycling efficiency. CycleLab Group Rides ROCK!!!

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Above pictures: MTB D group stumbled across London Models in the middle of nowhere near Logwood, Gerry says , keep your tracker on so the way home is clear.

Coffee Ride pre CTCT - 2019 

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RACE RESULTS

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Cape Argus Cycle Tour 109km

TANDEMS
3:08:03 Wynand Du Plessis and Monica Glover # 9/42 and 3/360


30-34
2:39:45 Dylan Girdlestone $ 9/153 1/1482 age category
2:46:42 David Maree $ 71/153 and 12/1482 age category
2:58:21 Bradley Potgieter $ 96/153 and 15/1482 age category

40-44
3:10:25 George Lambert Porter 1A 31/185 and 75/2206 age category

45-49
3:04:13 Koos Klopper @ 63/249 and 17/2615 age category
3:11:08 Ian Statham @ 139/249 and 45/2615 age category

50-54
3:01:09 Darren Gallias & 13/214 and 3/2586 age category
3:12:47 Nicolas Zentelis 1B 23/177 and 38/2586 age category
3:26:00 Luca Wildt 2A 31/454 and 133/2586 age category
3:32:59 Dobri Stanisavljevic 2A 89/454 and 220/2586 age category
3:33:48 Paul Zerboni 1G 96/180 and 235/2586 age category
4:34:05 Eden Wildy 459/530 and 1252/2586 age category

55-59
4:32:13 Graham Spiro 2G 454/530 and 917/2136 age category

60-64
3:14:28 Paul furbank & 154/214 and 6/1607 age category
3:18:15 Joe Visser & 179/214 and 12/1607 age category
3:22:33 Craig Dreyer
3:35:46 Mike Scrooby 2A 126/454 and 62/1607 age category
3.53.48 Theunis Bosch 2H 59/500 and 182/1609 age category
4:32:10 Grenville Mills 2G 454/530 and 917/2136 age category
4:32:13 Rob Kennedy 2G 454/530 and 595/1607 age category

65-69
4:46:19 Mike Howe-Ely 3B 443/520 and 368/910 age category


WOMEN
30-34
3:40:24 Ashley van der Walt 2B 166/500 and 13/404 age category

35-39
3:39:02 Shanel Munger 1J 84/141 and 9/473 age category
4:08:51 Sasa Fako 2G 261/530 and 52/473 age category
4:20:59 Pamina Valverde 3E 125/514 and 73/473 age category

40-44
3:47:57 Catherine Albertyn 2B 304/500 and 25/484 age category

45-49
3:27:36 Tracy Watcham 1E 92/176 and 7/507 age category
3:58:48 Helen Vieira 2G 138/530 and 631/2586 age category
4:17:13 Belinda O'Neil 3B 202/520 and 89/507 age category

50-54
3:30:43 Lindi Cameron 1K 33/153 and 6/538 age category
3:42:05 Susan Hewitt 2C 107/463 and 11/538 age category

55-59
4:32:10 Diane Collier 2G 450/530 and 87/392 age category

RACE RESULTS

Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge 60km
MEN
60-64
2:47:56 Paul Furbank AL 76/199 and 1/29 age category

CYCLE LAB ACTIVE CRADLE LOOP WITH BIOGEN

Members of Cycle Lab Active enjoyed the Saturday morning shop ride, powered by Biogen through the Cradle of Humankind north of JHB on Saturday 2 March 2019. Captured by www.zcmc.co.za.  Check out all the other great photos on Cycle Lab facebook page. When did you last see such a happy looking bunch?

 

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 And a social gathering with mates at Pedals after the ride.

 

RACE RESULTS

TAKEALOT BERGE EN DALE 108KM

TANDEMS
2:47:30 Wynand du Plessis and Monica Glover TL 6/17 and 1/14
3:08:59 Greg Kamstra and Mariette Hodgen TL 9/21 and 3/14 age category

MEN
30-39
2:30:31 Bradley Potgieter $ 10/43 and 1/186 age category
2:31:09 Orion Craigue $ 14/43 and 2/186 age category
2:49:15 Warren Hauser AL 6/131 AND 37/186 age category
3:19:10 Jack Frenkel CL 18/168 and 94/186 age category

40-49
2:41:14 Mark Cheyne VB 24/59 and 24/225 age category
2:42:43 Koos Klopper VB 25/59 and 25/225 age category
2:42.50 Ian Statham VM26/59 and 25/225 age category

50-59
2:49:02 Darren Gallias VC 13/56 and 12/159 age category
2:49:05 Joel Stransky VC 14/56 and 14/159 age category
2:53:37 Robert McJannet VC 26/56 and 25/159 age category
2:55:30 Nicolas Zentelis AL 24/131 AND 29/159 age category
3:21:57 Dobrivoj Stanisavlhevic AL 97/131 and 72/159 age category

60-69
3:10:42 Joe Viser VC 44/56 and 9/64 age category

LADIES
30-39
3:13:49 Shanel Munger BL 20/152 and 8/37 age category

40-49
3:02:12 Cashandra Slingerland % 14/23 and 6/34 age category

50-59
4:04:52 Adele de Kock CL 108/168 and 11/23 age category

RACE RESULTS

TAKEALOT BERGE EN DALE 108KM

TANDEMS
2:47:30 Wynand du Plessis and Monica Glover TL 6/17 and 1/14
3:08:59 Greg Kamstra and Mariette Hodgen TL 9/21 and 3/14 age category

MEN
30-39
2:30:31 Bradley Potgieter $ 10/43 and 1/186 age category
2:31:09 Orion Craigue $ 14/43 and 2/186 age category
2:49:15 Warren Hauser AL 6/131 AND 37/186 age category
3:19:10 Jack Frenkel CL 18/168 and 94/186 age category

40-49
2:41:14 Mark Cheyne VB 24/59 and 24/225 age category
2:42:43 Koos Klopper VB 25/59 and 25/225 age category
2:42.50 Ian Statham VM26/59 and 25/225 age category

50-59
2:49:02 Darren Gallias VC 13/56 and 12/159 age category
2:49:05 Joel Stransky VC 14/56 and 14/159 age category
2:53:37 Robert McJannet VC 26/56 and 25/159 age category
2:55:30 Nicolas Zentelis AL 24/131 AND 29/159 age category
3:21:57 Dobrivoj Stanisavlhevic AL 97/131 and 72/159 age category

60-69
3:10:42 Joe Viser VC 44/56 and 9/64 age category

LADIES
30-39
3:13:49 Shanel Munger BL 20/152 and 8/37 age category

40-49
3:02:12 Cashandra Slingerland % 14/23 and 6/34 age category

50-59
4:04:52 Adele de Kock CL 108/168 and 11/23 age category

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

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

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.

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