Dads n’ Lads all grades cycle – Elgin 28 July 2014
Dads and Lads All Grades Cycle
We’re just back from our mid-year break so it is time to get back on the bike. The details of the All Grades Dads and Lads Cycle
are as follows:
When: 08.30 on 3 August 2014
We will meet and gather and cycling will begin at 09.00. The cycle will last between an hour-and-a -half to two-and-a-half hours. Boerie rolls will be served afterwards. You should be home by lunchtime.
Where: Oak Valley, Elgin
What: Mountain Bike ride for dads and lads. There will be two routes:
Green Route – 14kms for the less
energetic dads and the younger boys
Red Route – 24kms for the slightly more experienced
You will need:
Bikes in good working order (I will not be doing any mechanic duty on the day)
Something to drink and eat for the duration of the ride
How much: R25 for each dad and R25 for each lad for the boerie rolls and cooldrinks. If you want anything additional for afterwards, please bring your own.
R30 permit for each rider at Oak Valley. This is for your own account and is to be paid at the
entrance to Oak Valley.
Please place the cash for boerie rolls in an envelope with your and your son/s’ name on the
envelope, and hand to Karen Jenkins before the end of Tuesday, 29 July 2014. Please do not be
late as we will need to know for how many to cater.
A few extra notes:
This will not be a race. It is meant for the enjoyment of the boys and for them to spend time with their dads.
Dads are to be responsible for their own boys. If you transfer that responsibility to another dad, please ensure that he is equipped to deal with it.
The Oak Valley trails are very rideable, but they are technical in some places (particularly the A-frame fence gates). Please take care on the trails and ensure your boys are well looked after in the tricky bits.
We will endeavour to have a trail leader and a trail sweeper, but essentially you must be self-sufficient on the trail.
We will not have exclusive access to the trails, particularly on a Sunday morning, so please make way for faster riders and be aware of their presence.
We cannot arrange for the weather so we will make a call on the Friday if the weather is looking iffy. All cash will be returned in event it is inclement. .
If you have any questions please contact Mike Buckham on 0834629220 or John de Bruyn on
A map to get to Oak Valley can be found at: