Ian Kernick Memorial Ride

Map of Race Club Contacts Rated Race
Date: 06 December 2015
Time: 05h00
Organisers: Cresta Wheelers
Distance: 202;
Province: Gauteng
Start: Marks Park Sports Club
Judith Road
Contact 1: Barry Shaw
(Work) 011-7937366
(Cell) 083-3252051

Contact 2: Leigh Privett
(Cell) 083-7010189
Entry Details:
Pre-entries: Late entries are accepted at the start from 04h30 onwards.
Route Description:
Difficulty Rating: 0. Route Type:
The route has been redesigned in the interests of rider safety. Overall this is a well balanced ride that embraces the southern reaches of Johannesburg and takes you out towards Heidelberg. Be prepared for a little work in the opening stages as the seven kilometre pull to the Gasworks makes its presence felt in your legs. Once over this, life becomes an easy flat to downhill canter all the way to Heidelberg. The first control point is at the Wimpy in Nigel. With over 90 kilometres behind you this is a good place to take a well deserved breakfast stop.

As you climb out of Heidelberg there is some challenge ahead before you reach the second control point. Enjoy the downhill stretches while you can for the long drag up to the R557 is there and it will demand your attention. With almost 150 kilometres in the wheels the second control point is at Café Cirque. Sustenance becomes the order of the day here before tackling the 55 kilometre home stretch. Take an easy cadence past the Lido Hotel and onto the Swartkoppies Road. Take extra care here, this is a dual carriageway and there are some crazies out there.

Once you reach Impala Road be prepared to toil for all of the earlier free and easy downhill stretches will be paid for over the next 15 kilometres. Be thankful for the small mercy of a gentle and easy ride in to the finish, with over 200 kilometres behind you and a ride to remember.

Ian Kernick Memorial
Prizes and Give-Aways:
All finishers receive a commemorative beer glass, filled – needless to say, at the finish.
Course Records:
Name Time Year
Editor's Notes:
This is a ride more than it is a race. Essentially it is a cycle tour with time constraints. The objective is to ride the route within the stipulated time limits of between 15- and 30 kilometres per hour. Be prepared for changing weather conditions and be sure to pack sunblock as well as rain gear. Carry money for food and drink at the control points as these will not be provided for gratis.

Ian Kernick was a founding member of the organising club of this event. It was with Ian's huge energy, enthusiasm and organisational skills that Cresta became one of the largest, most successful and financially sound clubs in the country. Under his watch the 'Cresta Century' became the province's premier event often ranked on a par with the Argus at the time.

Kernick’s sudden and completely unexpected death from cancer came in the prime of his life and robbed South African cycling of a very able administrator. Moreover Ian’s family lost a wonderful father and the country bereft of a true gentleman.
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