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					                                            EDEN CYCLING CLUB

                                       NEWSLETTER – JANUARY 2011


9 Jan           Mtb     Hillbillies Summer Series XC #1                  Laps             George
15 Jan          Mtb     Attakwas Extreme                                 121/52           Oudtshoorn
16 Jan          Road    Cape Cobra                                       100              Cape Town
23 Jan          Mtb     Hillbillies Summer Series XC #2                  Laps             George
23/24 Jan       R/M     Langenhoven Gimnasium                                             Oudtshoorn
6 Feb           Mtb     Hillbillies Summer Series XC #3                  Laps             George

Online race entries open:
15 January:             Attakwas Extreme Mtb – enter at
16 January:             Cape Cobra – enter at
23 / 24 January:        Langenhoven Gimnasium Mtb & Road – enter at
5 / 6 February :        The Herald Cycle Tour – enter at
12 February :           Leopard Crawl Mtb & Road – enter at
25-27 February :        Garden Route MTB 300 - 3 stages, 3 days, 300 k’s – enter at
18-21 March:            Cape Outback Expedition – enter at

The Hillbillies Summerseries is directed at fun and family and will be held at the Botanical gardens in George.
Starts at 2.00 p.m. Registration from 12.30. An interesting route around the gardens and into the forest has been
laid out. KTM have sponsored a Mountain Bike, which one lucky rider will win. Each week that you ride will earn an
Entry fees: Kids R15-00, Fun R25-00 per event. All three R60-00
Racing R35-00 per event. All three R90-00


Sunday: both road and mountainbikes until the end of January
Monday and Wednesday: mountainbikes
Tuesday and Thursday: road bikes

All rides start at 07:00 from Cycleworx.


10 Jan   Charlene Sawtelle
12 Jan   Nico van Wyk
25 Jan   Michelle Burger
25 Jan   Charl Potgieter
25 Jan   Phillip Coetzer
26 Jan   Chris van der Merwe

There are 2 ways to handle your application:
1. If you wish to handle your own application to CSA and pay with a credit card online, then you must do it
yourself. Just make sure that you give us the club membership form and pay us your R50 beforehand. (This is for
everyone who has not registered with CSA through their Argus entry – remember your club applications as well
Register as a new user on
CSA will e-mail you your username and password and a link through which you validate your application. Thereafter
you can log in as a user and pay for your membership and/or licence.
CSA will ask me whether you are a member of Eden Cycling Club and in good standing – which is why I need your
form and money first.
2. If you do not want to go the above route, please hand in your CSA membership application form and hand it in at
Cycleworx with the R75 membership fee as well as the club membership form and R50 fee. Total R125. I will then
do the payment as per previous years.
CSA will not issue membership cards this year. Only those who wish to have full racing licences to participate in
SA Champs etc. will receive a licence card. The club will however make membership cards again.

TOURS FOR 2011 – organised by Cycleworx

February – a road bike tour to Port Elizabeth to incorporate the Herald cycle tour on 6 February 2011. Get your entry
in quickly and then confirm with Eugene if you need accommodation. As in the past we will drive to Storms River and
ride the old road into PE on Friday 4 February 2011. This tour booking and payments close on 14 January 2011.
March – a road bike tour to Cape Town to incorporate the Argus Cycle tour on 13 March 2011. Bookings close on 30
January and you should have an entry for the Argus by now.
April – A reminder that this is the big month on the calendar for the Eden Cycling Club with us organizing and hosting
the Homtini Mountain Bike Challenge on the public holiday Wednesday 27 April 2011.
May - a mountain bike tour to include the Tsitsikamma MTB race.
June and July – a tour to Ireland and then France. Details to be advised but if you are interested apply immediately as a
very small group will travel on this tour.
August and September – annual Cape Coastal Tour as well as a Tour of the Flowers on the West Coast.
October – a mountain bike tour to include 7weekspoort MTB race
November – a road tour to Cape Town for the Burger Sanlam Cycle race.
Please note –
1. Each tour is tailor made and the cost will depend on the amount of riders on the tour. All those that have been on past
tours will know that the costs are nominal to ensure that many riders can afford to join the tours.
2. Book early to avoid disappointment as most of the tours will have a maximum of twenty four and a minimum of 6
riders. Particularly the Tour of Ireland and France has already got 5 committed riders. Eugene also needs to firm air
ticket bookings well in advance to secure good rates.


DATE:                    26 JANUARY 2011
TIME:                    18:00
VENUE:                   CYCLEWORX

Cel: 0734832809
E-mail: /
The CALENDAR for 2011 on the CSA website has not been updated lately, and we do not yet have a SWD calendar, but here are
some dates worth noting in your diary:
15 Jan            Attakwas Extreme                             Mtb               Oudtshoorn
16 Jan            Cape Cobra                                   Road              Cape Town
1-5 Feb           SA Road & TT champs                          Road              Port Elizabeth
6 Feb             Herald VW                                    Road              Port Elizabeth
12 Feb            99er                                         Road              Cape Town
12 Feb            Leopard Crawl                                R/M               Oudtshoorn
19 Feb            Oubos                                        Mtb               George
19-26 Feb         Tour of South Africa                         Road
25-27 Feb         Garden Route 300                             Mtb               Knysna
5 Mar             SA X-country champs                          Mtb               Stellenbosch
6 Mar             SA downhill champs                           Mtb               Stellenbosch
6 Mar             Daily Dispatch                               Road              East London
13 Mar            Cape Argus                                   Road              Cape Town
18-21 Mar         Cape Outback Expedition                      Mtb               Stilbaai
19-20 Mar         SA marathon champs                           Mtb
26 Mar            Kingfisher                                   Mtb               Hoekwil
27 Mar-3 Apr      Absa Cape Epic                               Mtb               Cape Town
2 Apr             Kaktus-en-Koppe                              Mtb               Oudtshoorn
9 Apr             Stof-en-Teer                                 Road/XC           Oudtshoorn
23-24 Apr         Wines to Whales                              Mtb               Grabouw
23-24 Apr         World Cup X-country & downhill               Mtb               Pietermaritzburg
27 Apr            Homtini                                      Mtb               Rheenendal
29 Apr-7 May      Joburg2C                                     Mtb               Heidelberg
4-8 May           SA track champs                              Track             Bellville
18-21 May         Sani2C                                       Mtb               Underberg
21 May            Buffelsdrif                                  Mtb               Oudtshoorn
10-12 Jun         Garden Route tour                            Mtb               Knysna
11 Jun            Cheese Festival                              Mtb               George
16-19 Jun         Klein Karoo Klassiek                         Mtb               Oudtshoorn
17-19 Jun         Tour de Hoop                                 Mtb               Swellendam
26 Jun            Marathon World champs                        Mtb
2 Jul             Knysna cycle tour                            Mtb               Knysna
3 Jul             Knysna cycle tour                            Road              Knysna
9 Jul             Tour de Plet                                 Road              Plettenberg Bay
23 Jul            Jock of the Bushveld                         Road              Barberton
23 Jul            Hillbillies                                  Mtb               George
28-31 Jul         BMX world champs                             BMX
6 Aug             Kamanassie Bergspook                         Mtb               Oudtshoorn
7 Aug             Transbaviaans 24hr                           Mtb               Willowmore
20 Aug            Eight Bells                                  Mtb               Mosselbaai
31 Aug-4 Sep      X-country & downhill world champs            Mtb               Champery
3 Sep             Agri Herold                                  Mtb/R             Herold
9-11 Sep          Honey Trail Tour                             Mtb               Mosselbaai
20-25 Sep         Road & TT world champs                       Road              Copenhagen
22-24 Sep         Rhodes extreme                               Mtb               Rhodes
25 Sep            Karoo to Coast                               Mtb               Uniondale
30 Sep-2 Oct      Oudtshoorn                                   Mtb               Oudtshoorn
9 Oct             NMMU                                         Road              Port Elizabeth
15 Oct            Seweweekspoort                               Mtb               Ladismith
16 Oct            Amashovashova                                Road              Durban
17-22 Oct         Cape Pioneer                                 Mtb               Oudtshoorn
30 Oct            Addo                                         Mtb               Addo
5 Nov             Makadas 24hr                                 Mtb               Montagu
5 Nov             8hr relay                                    Mtb               Oudtshoorn
6 Nov             OFM classic                                  Road              Bloemfontein
6 Nov             To Hell and back back to back                Mtb
12-13 Nov         To Hell and Back                             Mtb
12 Nov            Compassberg full moon ride                   Mtb               Nieu Bethesda
20 Nov            94.7                                         Road              Johannesburg
26 Nov            Double Century                               Road              Swellendam
3 Dec             Sneeuberg Crawl                              Mtb               Murraysburg
4 Dec             Die Burger                                   Road              Stellenbosch
31 Dec            Bokkie                                       Mtb               Groot Brakrivier