We tried out a new venue for this Saturday’s race. It has been a difficult decision to not go to Joostenberg, but for safety reasons we simply don’t have any choice. The plan is to experiment with 2 or 3 possible options over the next few months, and to then settle on the most suitable one.
We had a lovely day out in the Jonkershoek valley just outside Stellenbosch. Starting at the “Ride In” cafe situated half-way up the valley and turning around just before the gate to the Nature Reserve. The route is just short of 10 kilometers out-and-back (see MAP for directions).
(Photo credit: Toni Mould)
The turnout was fairly small, but those who were there were all very happy with the route if used in the Time Trail format. The get together at the Ride In Cafe was also extremely pleasant. The route will not be suitable for road racing so we are still searching in all earnesty for an alternative route.
The September Race’s date coincides again with the WPSAPD athletics club trials and only the juniors will be be taking part at Coetzenburg.
Our next LEAGUE Race (24 October) will be the official Time Trial and will be held at the Jonkershoek Venue.
Link to today’s LeagueResults