Entries to the 2016 Mangaung Cycle Tour, are open

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PPA Mangaung Cycle Tour 2016

Entries have opened for Bloemfontein’s biggest funride, the PPA Mangaung Cycle Tour. As in the past, this iconic Free State event will be a Premier Seeding Series event for the 2017 Cape Town Cycle Tour.

The 2016 PPA Mangaung Cycle Tour takes place in Bloemfontein on Sunday 30 October.

“The event should serve as a catalyst to grow cycling in the province,” said PPA CEO Robert Vogel.  “As in the past, any profits from the event will be ploughed back into projects to develop cycling in the Free State.”  Vogel also confirmed that some prize money will be offered this year.

In 2014, the Pedal Power Association, a public benefit organisation committed to promote cycling and the interests of cyclists, heeded a desperate call from local cyclists for assistance after the OFM Classic was cancelled. “PPA took the decision to underwrite any potential shortfall in funding for the event for three years,” Vogel explained. “We did not want road cyclists to miss out on the opportunity of a local seeding series event.”

Race and route details of the 2016 event

Participants can enter one of two distances, a 103 km route (which will be used as seeding for the 2017 Cape Town Cycle Tour), or a shorter 32 km route. Both routes incorporate new sections, with the start/finish moving to the Tempe Military Base. As in the past, the routes are primarily flat, with a few short climbs.

Expo

2016 will also boast a bigger Expo, which will be run in conjunction with registration on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 October.

Mangaung MTB Event

Off-road enthusiasts and cyclists wishing to make a weekend of it are invited to enter the Mangaung MTB events on Saturday 29 October. Various distances are being finalised and more information will be available in the very near future.

Online entries will remain open until Friday 21 October 2016 at 16h00. Late entries will be available at registration on the Friday and Saturday prior to the event, at an additional R100 admin fee.

Follow this link to enter online http://www.cycleevents.co.za/road-events/ppa-mangaung-cycle-tour-2016/

For more information, please visit www.pedalpower.org.za.

For more event details check out Mangaung Cycle Tour