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Week 09/15, ending 15 March 2015
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Looking Ahead

22 March
Audax Brevet Randonneur Mondiaux Gauteng and Western Province  - The Audax races are a non-competitive but challenging form of cycling which includes all types of human powered vehicles suitable for people of various ages experience and ambition levels. The event is nevertheless timed and riders must maintain an average speed of between 15- and 30 kilometres per hour. You are given a control card with specified control points en route where your progress is signed off ensuring the average speed is kept and the route is covered.

At the start you get a control card where the time is noted and signed. Your card is then stamped at each control to show that the route has been completed and the average speed has been maintained. You may ride alone or in groups; preselected or in informal groups which may come together informally and disperse from time to time. For security reasons the organisers encourage you to ride in a group, en route you need to ensure that your bike in good riding condition.

Enquiries:  Eddie Thomlinson 083-7755010 (Fax) 011-6142827

Guide Book Publications

Philani Dladla - the Pavement BookwormOur Books
Tom Cottrell's Cyclists' Guide and The Nedbank Runners’ Guide are taking to the streets. If you missed your Christmas copy you can always get one from PhilaniBooks Dladla. Normally found at the traffic lights around Greenside in Johannesburg, Dladla is the pavement bookworm who comes with a history of drug addiction and failed suicide attempts. Look closely and here you will find a well-read young man with vocation and focus who is an inspiration to his community. Need a Guide? Need to get hold of the Bookworm? Nedbank Runners’ Guide to Road and Off-Road Races in South AfricaPhone him and make your connection on 079-7237748. Tell him Tom sent you. You can also catch him on Facebook at PhilaniBooks Dladla.

Tom Cottrell's Cyclists' Guide to Road and Mountain Bike Races in South Africa, in proud association with QhubekaNew Race or Race Changes?
If you organise an event and would like it to appear in the Cyclists’ Guide or if we already feature your race but you would like us to update your race details then please let Cherry know. You are also welcome to let us know your pre-entry links, closing dates and send through your flyers and we will gladly attach them to your race for you.

Been There, Done That

Race Reports
We would love to hear about your races and get some of your race photos, organisers and individuals. Feel free to send through a news piece or write up after your race with some photos as a direct reply to the newsletter or to Tom. This way we get to feature amazing races across South Africa in our newsletters (we give you name and photo credit) and if you missed it this year, you can at least make a note about it for next year!

Lanterne Rouge

"Give me good books, good conversations, and my Trek Y-Foil, and I shall want for nothing else." –George Plimpton

See you in the saddle!

Tom Cottrell & the Guide Book Publications Team

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Fortnightly Race Dates

26 Feb 2015 NW R Sun City to Table Bay Cycle Tour - 7 Days 
27 Feb 2015 SC MTB Garden Route 300
28 Feb 2015 SC MTB Die Oubos MTB Challenge
28 Feb 2015 CG MTB Burry Stander XC Series 2015 Event 1
28 Feb 2015 CG MTB USN MTB Cup 2
28 Feb 2015 EP MTB National MTB Series Cross-Country & Downhill Cup Series 3 - Eastern Cape
28 Feb 2015 KZN MTB The Illovo Wartburg MTB Classic
28 Feb 2015 NFS MTB Rhino River Run MTB Series 1 - Heilbron 
28 Feb 2015 NFS MTB Trans-Draak 24-hour MTB Quest
28 Feb 2015 WP MTB Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge Day 1
01 Mar 2015 KZN MTB aQuellé Epworth Mudman
01 Mar 2015 WP MTB Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge Day 2
01 Mar 2015 SG R Argus Count Down 2015 The Powerade Challenge

04 Mar 2015 CG MTB Moonlight MTB Series 9
06 Mar 2015 KZN MTB Bisley2Baynesfield - 3 Days - POSTPONED until Further Notice 2015
07 Mar 2015 NFS MTB Parys Island Dirtmax MTB Series 2
07 Mar 2015 GN MTB Xdirt Sondela MTB Challenge
07 Mar 2015 GN MTB Xtrail MTB Series at Babba's - Event 3
08 Mar 2015 WP R Cape Town Cycle Tour
08 Mar 2015 GN MTB Babba's Lodge MTB Super Series 3

11 Mar 2015 CG MTB Moonlight MTB Series 10
14 Mar 2015 SC MTB Kaktus-en-Koope MTB Challenge
14 Mar 2015 WP MTB MTN National MTB Series 3 - Tulbagh - Cancelled 2015
15 Mar 2015 CG MTB Northerns Quickie MTB Challenge
15 Mar 2015 EP MTB Scott Ayton Memorial Race
15 Mar 2015 KZN MTB aQuellé Cordwalles Mudman
15 Mar 2015 WP MTB ABSA Cape Epic - 8 Days

Product Reviews & Sports Shops


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