Amashova Durban Classic 2016
While following a safe route, the Amashova Durban Classic is considered the most grueling cycling races in South Africa. This year this mass participation cycle race is taking place on 16 October 2016.
The Amashova National Cycle Classic has been going for 26 years, making it the oldest ‘Classic’ cycle race in the country and one of the most popular events in KwaZulu Natal.
The event attracts over 10 000 cyclists annually and consists of three races, the 106km race, the 65km half challenge and the 35km fun ride.
The 106km race follows a similar route to that of the Comrades Marathon, starting at the Pietermaritzburg City Hall and ending at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. It takes place over undulating terrain, tackling both Fox Hill and the Drummond bowl. It is an extremely difficult ride, but made exhilirating by the beauty of the surrounding scenery of the Valley of a Thousand Hills.
It is important to note that in accordance with the Cycling South Africa rules, all cyclists wanting to participate in road cycling events longer than 20km have to have a license. You can either get a full racing licence at www.cyclingsa.com, or you can buy a day licence from Amashova itself.
The event is a great day out in the spring sunshine for riders and spectators alike.
Please note that interested parties can enter online in the beginning of March.
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