It’s back!!! The Yzerfontein Cycle Experience, voted the best new event on Pedal Power Africa’s calendar for 2016, returns to our backyard, Yzerfontein on Sunday, June the 11th. Don’t miss the opportunity to ride in this truly wonderful event.
As with last year, the cycle event will be complemented by an array of local stalls and entertainers, bringing a festival-like atmosphere to the town of Yzerfontein.
Feedback from the race last year was incredibly positive, with the competitors enjoying the flat, fast, non-technical route. The veteran cyclists enjoyed the fast 73km training ride, and the less experienced, and more relaxed bunch took advantage of the 47km route, both routes being unique in that they are not open to the public, and run through the beautiful West Coast National Park.
Starting from the main beach parking area in Yzerfontein, the competitors will wind their way out of the town, onto the R315, and will turn off onto the Blombosch road which will take them into the West Coast National Park. The Park Manager, Pierre Nel, has generously approved a route which takes the cyclists on private jeep tracks through the splendid nature which the West Coast has to offer. On the return route, there is a mixture of tar and jeep track which leads back to the finish line at the main beach, where competitors will receive a medal, a Coca-Cola, and a Goodie Bag from Premier FMCG.
This is not just any race, we are uplifting the community, and proceeds will benefit the international Police Forum, the Jenna Lowe Trust and the Darling Trust. All three beneficiaries will be available on the day to talk to interested parties about their organizations and the work they do.
The event is sanctioned by the Pedal Power Organisation. As such, cyclists can be assured that route markings and safety arrangements adhere to the Association’s requirements. Cyclists will be able to enter the event on the Association’s website: www.pedalpower.org.za or on the morning of the event.
Yzerfontein Cycle Experience
Sunday, 11 June 2017
Main Beach, Yzerfontein
73km – R250
47km – R200
T: 022 451 2202
West Coast Way is a unique collection of themed routes that can be enjoyed by locals and visitors when they do an adventure-filled Cape West Coast self-drive trip for a day trip or a West Coast Holiday. The new West Coast Way “basket” of free routes on offer include the West Coast Way Scenic Route, the West Coast Way Berg Route, the West Coast Way Foodie Route, the West Coast Way Cultural Route – as well as the newly launched West Coast Way Wild Route, all of which are designed to showcase the many attractions and activities that are already on offer on the Cape West Coast and inland areas – but may be unknown to many. For more information on West Coast Way, the other routes on offer, and the list of 101 Things to Do on the West Coast visit www.westcoastway.co.za or call West Coast Way on 0861 321 777. Connect with West Coast Way on Facebook and Twitter at WestCoastWaySA.