CYCLING NEWS & EVENTS

Amashova 2019

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35km Did You Know?

35km Fun Ride

Date: Sunday 20 October 2019
Time: 05h30
Start: Old Main Road, Lillies Quarter, Hillcrest
Finish: Suncoast, Durban
Distance: 35km with full road closure
Online entries: Open 5th March 2019
Online entries: Close 19th September 2019
Cost: R195

Please note the age restriction for the 35km is 10 years old

Coming from Durban – Drop-Off Option 1: Park and Watch start

Old Main Road/Hillcrest Exit from M13 Exit 31

You can only leave once everyone has left the start area approximately 06h14

  1.  Take the Old Main Road/ Hillcrest Exit from M13 Exit 31
  2.  Drive towards Hillcrest and turn left into Heritage Market Centre at the Shell Garage
  3.  Park and watch the cyclists start opposite Oscar’s in Lillie’s Quarter
  4.  You may leave and exit onto the M13 Pietermaritzburg bound – YOU CANNOT GO TOWARDS DURBAN ON M13
  5.  To get back to Durban leave M13 at Shongweni and go to N3 and you can get to Durban on N3

Coming from Durban – Drop-Off Option 2:    Drop and Go

Plantations Exit/to Hillcrest from M13 Exit

  1.  Turn right into Shongweni Road and travel about 800m
  2.  Turn left into Hospital road
  3.  Drive towards old Main Road
  4.  Drop cyclists at the Hillcrest Corner shopping centre on the right
  5.  Then return to the M13 retracing your directions
  6.  You CANNOT drive to Durban on M13 –  you can only go on the N3
  7.  Turn right onto M13 and exit at Shongweni
  8.  Turn left and drive toward N3 to Durban

Bus Transport

Bus transport is a pre-booked service. Booking will open in 2019

Seeding

Cyclists are batched according to the batch they select when entering online. There are 4 options to choose from: School, Family, Tandem and Open. The 35km ride is NOT timed, please do not wear a timing chip.

Licenses

All cyclists wanting to participate in road cycling events longer than 20km have to have a license, this is in accordance with the Cycling South Africa rules. It is beneficial to you to purchase a cycling license at the beginning of the year to ensure maximum benefit at other events as well as the Amashova. Click here to view all benefits of having a CSA license.
If you only want to cycle one race a year then you can purchase a day license when you do your online entry for R35

Hospitality after the race

Join us in the hospitality area after the race at Suncoast Casino on the beautiful Sundeck. Corporate and club sites are available. Email melissa@amashova.co.za for more info and to book.

65km Did You Know

65km Half Challenge

Date: Sunday 20 October 2019
Time: 05h30
Start: Drew Lane, Cato Ridge
Finish: Suncoast, Durban
Distance: 65km with full road closure
Online entries: Open 5th March 2019
Online entries: Close 19 September 2019
Cost: R305

Please note the age restriction for the 65km is 12 years old

Licensed Cyclists
u15 Boys
u17 Girls
u17 Boys
u19 Girls

To ensure all cyclists’ and the associations for SA and KZN Cycling’s needs were met ahead of this year’s race, Tsogo Sun Amashova’s organisers have revised and proudly announced the final official racing categories for this year’s popular Pietermaritzburg to Durban race.

Not only will SA’s elite racing categories for men be shifted to the challenging 160km race, but all the men’s Vets cyclists will be grouped in one batch for the 106km route with overall winners for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place receiving prize money.
The U19 men will also race in their own batch where 1st place will receive a gold medal.
U19 women, U17 boys, U17 girls and U15 boys will ride the 65km distance in line with the CSA maximum distance ruling. 1st Place in these categories will receive a gold medal.
Within the women’s section there will still be one women’s category that includes elite, U23 and vets for the 106km distance where the first 5 women across the line will receive the same prize money as the men.

Seeding

Cyclists are batched according to the batch they select when entering online. There are 2 options to choose from: Open and Tandem. The 65km ride is timed, so if you would like your time recorded please wear your Racetec Timing Chip.

 

Licenses

All cyclists wanting to participate in road cycling events longer than 20km have to have a license, this is in accordance with the Cycling South Africa rules. It is beneficial to you to purchase a cycling license at the beginning of the year to ensure maximum benefit at other events as well as the Amashova. Click here to view all the benefits of having a CSA license.If you only want to cycle one race a year then you can purchase a day license when you do your online entry for R35.

 

106km Interesting Stuff

Date: Sunday 20 October 2019

Time: 07h00
Start: Pietermaritzburg City Hall
Finish: Suncoast, Durban
Distance: 106km with full road closure
Online entries: Open 5 March 2019
Online entries: Close 19 September 2019
Cost: R450 up until 30 April
R500 up until 31 July; R515 up until 19 Sept

When entering please see below the following categories that you need to choose from :
Please note the age restriction for the 106km is 14 years old

CSA Licensed Cyclists:
Licensed Ladies Elite, u23 and Vets
Licensed Vets Men
Licensed u19 Men

To ensure all cyclists’ and the associations for SA and KZN Cycling’s needs were met ahead of this year’s race, Tsogo Sun Amashova’s organisers have revised and proudly announced the final official racing categories for this year’s popular Pietermaritzburg to Durban race.

Not only will SA’s elite racing categories for men be shifted to the challenging 160km race, but all the men’s Vets cyclists will be grouped in one batch for the 106km route with overall winners for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place receiving prize money.
The U19 men will also race in their own batch where 1st place will receive a gold medal.
U19 women, U17 boys, U17 girls and U15 boys will ride the 65km distance in line with the CSA maximum distance ruling. 1st Place in these categories will receive a gold medal.
Within the women’s section there will still be one women’s category that includes elite, U23 and vets for the 106km distance where the first 5 women across the line will receive the same prize money as the men.

Non-licensed cyclists:
Open Seeded
Tandem
Buddy Batch – choose this batch if you would like to start in the same batch as your buddy. Your buddy must also choose this category
Mountain Bike Batch – choose this batch if you are riding a mountain bike and want to ride with other mountain bikers

Seeding

The Tsogo Sun Amashova 106km is seeded by Cycle Events using the SuperSeeding Ladder. You will receive your seeding a week before the race via email, sms and on this website.If you are a late entry you will NOT be seeded.
Reseeding at registration will cost R20

Licenses

All cyclists wanting to participate in road cycling events longer than 20km have to have a license, this is in accordance with the Cycling South Africa rules. It is beneficial to you to purchase a cycling license at the beginning of the year to ensure maximum benefit at other events as well as the Amashova. Click here for all Cycling South Africa benefits.If you only want to cycle one race a year then you can purchase a day license when you do your online entry for R35.

Prize Money

The Tsogo Sun Amashova 106km has race prize money of R160 000

 

Hattons Cycling Club Umhlanga is a novice friendly cycling club focused on social rides. We have regularly scheduled weekday rides that are a great way to meet new people and improve your riding and/or fitness levels. We also offer a longer ride on weekends. We have a firm “Nobody gets left behind” policy with a follow car being available on the weekends.

All of our  rides start at 5:00 AM

 – Tuesdays – Hill training – Training to help you up all the hills in and around Durban (Roughly 15-20 KM)

 – Wednesdays – Coffee Ride – A relaxed ride ending with a cup of coffee (Roughly 15-20 KM)

 – Thursdays – Pace training – Speed training to let you get there faster (Roughly 15-20 KM)

 – Saturdays – Our weekly long ride (Roughly 40-60 KM depending on the route)

Feel free to join us as visitors are welcome.

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