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Explore Nature & Ride Your Best At The Yzerfontein Cycle Experience!

The Blue Ribbon Yzerfontein Cycle Experience is back with tons to offer!


This post is sponsored by the Yzerfontein Cycle Experience. |

The Blue Ribbon Yzerfontein Cycle Experience returns to our backyard, Yzerfontein, on Saturday, 3 November and cyclists are not only in for a scenic ride, there’ll be fun and festivities too! As with the previous two years, the cycle event will be complemented by an array of local stalls and entertainers, bringing a festival-like atmosphere to the town of Yzerfontein.

Choose your distance

Feedback from the race last year was incredibly positive, with the competitors enjoying the flat, fast, non-technical route. Veteran cyclists can enjoyed the fast 78km training ride, while the less experienced, more relaxed bunch took advantage of the 52km route. Both routes are unique in that they aren’t open to the public, and run through the beautiful West Coast National Park.

Starting from the main beach parking area in Yzerfontein, 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 an exceptional Premier Goodie Bag.

78km

  • 38km will be tar (50%) and the rest will be jeep track.
  • Very little sand.
  • Great spot to turn around at the beach lookout place.
  • Lots of ostriches, tortoises, flamingos and eland spotted.

52km

  • 50% will be tar and 50 % will be jeep track.
  • Very little sand.
  • This will be a flat route for the fit non-technical riders.
  • Lots of ostriches, tortoises, flamingos and eland spotted.
  • The distances include a 5km neutral zone from the finish to the venue.

Enter now!

Online entries open until Thursday, 1 November at www.pedalpower.org.za. Riders can also enter on the morning of the event, but arrive early as the race starts at 07:00.

Registration will take place at the Yzerfontein Community Hall on Friday, 2 Nov between 16:00 – 20:00, or on Saturday, 3 Nov from 05:30.

Event with a purpose

This is not just any race, the race helps to uplift the community, and proceeds will benefit the international Police Forum, the Jenna Lowe Trust and Reach for a Dream Foundation. All three beneficiaries will be available on the day to talk to interested parties about their organisations 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. For more information visit yzerce.co.za

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