Great news for Cape Town racing cyclists is that vida e caffè has come onboard as sponsor of the Pedal Power Association 2017 Spring League.
The vida League will consist of eight events that will test riders ability to the full. These include five road races, two criteriums, a hill climb and a time trial.
Off the bike, league riders will be treated to some great specials from vida, including special offers and discounts. And of course vida will be present at all league events to offer amazing coffee for sale. A dedicated leagues photographer will capture all the action.
The sponsorship of the League, presents vida with a fantastic opportunity to further entrench ourselves with the cycling community in Cape Town, said Darren Levy, CEO for vida e caffè. Our massive store base of over 200 sites across the country, presents convenient points for cyclists to start and end their rides, to enjoy a shot of caffeine or a delicious snack during or post a ride. As a business born and bred in Cape Town, this venture allows us to give back to the sport and participate in its ongoing development with the PPA.
Category 1 will draw from male cyclists 18 and older with a seeding of A or B. Category 2 will include male cyclists with a seeding of B or C, with D-seeded riders included should the maximum of 100 riders per category not have been reached, as well as racing female cyclists 18 and over. Category 3 will comprise of u/17 male riders as well as junior girls, while Category 4 will be for u/15 and u/13 riders (previously the junior scholars).
Prize money will be on offer for the top 3 riders in Category 1 and the top 3 female riders in Category 2, while the top 3 riders in Categories 3 and 4 will win vouchers. Points will be accumulated during the series, with the top 3 riders in each category receiving podium medals and more at the end of the season.
The events in the Vida League are as follows: 20 August 2017 (Cape Point Time Trial), 10 September (West Coast Express), 17 September (PPA Cyclosportif #3), 24 September (Individual Hill Climb), 1 October (PPA Cyclosportif #4), 28 October (Durbie Dash), 5 November 2017 (Killarney Criterium) and 19 November 2017 (PPA Cyclosportif #5).