Durban is gearing up for the 30th annual Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic in KwaZulu-Natal on the 16th of October 2016. The oldest road classic cycling race in South Africa is also one of the prettiest with picturesque and challenging routes from Pietermaritzburg to Durban.
There is something for everyone and cyclists can choose between the fun 35km ride, the more challenging 65km or the renowned 106km Classic. Although the Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic is regarded by competitive cyclists as an important event on their cycling calendar, it’s also gained the reputation to be a wonderful event for social cyclists. Entries are open to anyone with a bike! Tailored corporate and charity packages are available for more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In keeping with the overall enjoyment of the day there is plenty of fun for all! Enjoy the food and festivities to be had on the route as well as at the relaxed post-race vibe on the Suncoast lawns with live music on offer. For more information to enter the Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic, go to www.shova.co.za.
The closing date for online entries is the 16th of September at 23:00 Late entries are also taken but these riders will not be seeded in the 106km event.
The Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic began in 1986 and has been sucessfully taking place for the past 30 years – making it SA’s oldest ‘classic’ cycling race. The idea of having a bicycle race on the route of the world famous comrades marathon was the dream of veteran Springbok Cyclist, Dave Wiseman and his friend Tony McMillian.
Over the years the improvements on the route and road closures, accompanied by a steady increase of entries year after year and the involvement of some of the country’s top sponsors has helped make the ‘Shova’ one of the most loved and KZN’s biggest cycling race.
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