Sunday, October 17 will be a big day for cyclists. The MTN Amashova Durban Cycle Classic – the “Comrades” of the Cycling World and KZN’s most popular cycling event – will kick off at 6.30am from the Pietermaritzburg City Hall while the 38 km Sunday Tribune MTN Amashova family fun ride will start from the Hillcrest High School at 5.45am.
To ensure that this event lives up to its reputation as one of the province’s safest cycling event and to protect both the 10 000 participants and motorists along the 106 km route, a number of roads will be closed for limited periods.
The following roads will be affected from Pietermaritzburg to Durban on Sunday, October 17:
· Chief Albert Luthuli (PMB)- Alex Road between 24h00 and 08h40
· Alex Road – Umlaas Road between 05h30 and 10h00
· Umlaas Road – R103 Inchanga / 1000 Hills between 05h45 and 10h45
· R103 Inchanga – Bothas Hill Butchery between 05h45 and 11h30
· R103 Patna Road – Kassier Rd/M13 on ramp between 06h45 and 12h00
· M13 Hillcrest – M13 Westville between 04h45 and 13h00
· M13 Westville – M13 45th Cutting between 05h30 and 13h15
· N3 outbound – Monty Naiker Street (Pine Street) between 06h00 and 13h30
· Monty Naiker Street (Pine Street) between 06h00 and 14h00
· Masabalala Yengwa Ave (Old NMR Avenue – North Bound) between 04h00 and 16h00.
Marshalls and local traffic authorities will be on hand to advise alternative routes. Many cyclists will be raising funds for charity as well as boosting the image of our province at this once a year event. Please support them and give all riders a warm Durban welcome.
Late entry registration will be held at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in the underground parking lot, access via Walter Gilbert Road on the following days: Thursday 14th October between 1pm and 6pm; Friday 15th October between 9am and 6pm and on Saturday 16th October between 9am and 5pm.
For further information, log on to www.mtncycling.co.za or call the Shova organisers during office hours on 031-312 8896