Pick 'n Pay Cape Argus Cycle Tour - Cape Town, South Africa, 2004

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    It's back to Chappies! Your intrepid team from the Cycle Tour Office went sloshing about in the mud,
    dodging construction equipment yesterday (no rocks!) and are delighted to be able to report that the
    contractors are on schedule - so it's all systems go for March 14, 2004 when you will be cycling
    over the 'new look' Chapman's Peak.

    Will you be burning the midnight oil on Sunday August 31 waiting for entries to open at
    www.cycletour.co.za at 00h01 on September 1 2003? We closed within 33 days of opening last year - we
    expect to close even earlier this year - so don't delay, enter early.

    Our IT partners have given the site a total new look - we hope you will be as impressed as we are!

    Entry forms will be available at all branches of Independent Newspapers, Pick 'n Pay and leading
    cycle dealers during the week beginning September 1.

    Travel in style to the Tour! EduSport Travel have joined the Cycle Tour family as the sole travel
    partner for the 2004 Cape Argus Pick 'n Pay Cycle Tour. They have negotiated exclusive deals with a
    number of organisations and will make sure that you have a smooth trip to Cape Town in March 2004.
    Contact them at tel +27 (0)31 3034340 or log onto the Cycle Tour website for more information on
    special cycle Tour packages.

    There appears to be some confusion with regard to timing chips. It is a prerequisite of entry that
    you have your own Winning Time chip for the 2004 and future Tours.

    You will be able to purchase a chip on our website at a cost of R80. PPA (formerly WPPPA) members
    get a discount of R45, which they claim back from PPA. If you have bought a chip but do not have the
    number, tick the relevant block and we will get this information from Winning Time. There are eight
    collection options for you to choose from when you purchase your chip on our site.

    Overseas entrants paying EUR50 will be given a chip with their race packs. Overseas entrants are
    requested to forward details of events they have participated in to [email protected]~y~c~l~e~t~o~u~r.c~o.z&a
    [remove the ~ and the &] should they want to be seeded. We need info on events you have
    participated in - distance and degree of difficulty of the course, number of participants, winning
    time, your time.

    The Liberty Cycling Seeding series gets going again on September 28 2003 with the Plettenberg Bay
    Rotary Cycle Tour (103 km) - www.plettcycle.co.za

    The other five remaining events in the series are: Pick 'n Pay Amashovashova - October 26 -
    www.amashovashova.co.za Pick 'n Pay OFM Classic - 1 November - [email protected] Westcon
    Rotary Cycle Classic - 2 November - www.supercycling.co.za Pick 'n Pay 94.7 Cycle Challenge -
    [email protected] Die Burger/Sanlam Cycle Tour - www.burgersanlam.co.za

    You have to have done at least one of the events in the series and/or the 2003 Cycle Tour to be
    considered for seeding - the 2002 Cycle Tour is not a seeding event.

    Tandems - the results of the tandem poll have been carefully analysed and, in the interest of
    keeping as many tandem riders as possible happy, tandem riders will be seeded as follows:

    Racing tandem category - to qualify for this group, the average of the combined indexes must equate
    to 20 or better. Cyclists who do not qualify for the racing tandem category but whose average index
    is equal to 45 or less, will start in the group for which their index qualifies them with the option
    to drop down to AA group, if they so wish.

    Tandem riders with an average index of over 45 will start in AA group.

    That's all for now - other than to wish you happy and safe cycling - trust you will be joining us on
    March 14 2004

    All at the Cape Argus Pick 'n Pay Cycle Tour office
     
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