The Yzerfontein Cycle Experience, was voted the best new event on Pedal Power Africa’s 2016 calendar, and will bring back a festival-like atmosphere to the town of Yzerfontein on 11 June 2017.
Feedback from the race last year was incredibly positive, with the competitors enjoying the fun, 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.
The two race distances will be the same as last year, while the fun ride will be free and unsupervised — the idea is to “bling” your bike and ride a few slow kilometres along the beachfront road.
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.
This is not just any race, it is also an initiative to uplift the Yzerfontein community, where proceeds will benefit the international Police Forum, the Jenna Lowe Trust and the Darling Trust. The event is sanctioned by the Pedal Power Organisation. Cyclists can be assured that route markings and safety arrangements adhere to the Association’s requirements.
For more information visit www.pedalpower.org.za