Entries open at last

The wait is over and entries open for the 2009 MTN Panorama Tour on December 1st. If feedback from the 2008 riders is anything to go by, we will have a bumper field so make sure you don't miss this one.

With loads of time to prepare physically and mentally, you can tick over the easy base miles over the festive season to keep the weight down (don't want to lug one gram extra up those hills) Cool followed by a solid 16 week programme in the new year.

MTN, the great supporter of cycling, is back to cheer you all on and Casterbridge will be hosting us again with loads more shops, deli's and restaurants.

Accommodation is always at a premium so make sure you book your favourite spot early - close enough to the start to warm the legs in the morning and cool them down afterwards.

Enter on www.panoramatour.co.za to do a direct deposit or eft. Credit card payments can be done via www.cyclelab.com and the entry fee is R2750 per team (two riders). Remember that this is primarily for amateur/fun riders but pros can ride with amateurs to be part of the vibe.

Pancakes, pancakes, pancakes and Bicycling Magazine are synonomous and the Peleton will be back. More news on this closer to the entry date.

Keep a check on the website for more updates...see you at the race.