Cycling is a family affair!

Another cycling member is joining the “shova family” – 18 month old Noah Maytham will be taking to the road during the Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic 2014 on Sunday, October 12th.

During the 65 km race, this tiny first timer will be safely tucked in his “pod” behind his father Bryan – and cheering on the father and son team will be Grand-dad Alf who has cycled in the Shova for the past 9 years!

The main 106km cycle challenge starts from the Pietermaritzburg City Hall at 6:45am. For those cyclists who like Bryan and Noah, who are looking forward to a shorter cycle, there’s the 65km route starting at 5.30am from Drew Lane in Cato Ridge.The family fun ride also starts at 5.30am from Old Main Road, Lillies Quarter in Hillcrest and covers and even shorter, 35km, route. The finish for all the cycle events will be at the Tsogo Sun Suncoast Towers.

Although Noah is tagging along with his Dad this time round, there is also the Minishova for the little ones to ride under their own power.

Presented by Spur, this year’s Minishova will take place on Saturday, October 11th at Sunkist Beach, opposite Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World on the Durban Beachfront.It will be divided into two distance categories – a 5km event that starts at 07h30, followed by a 1km event that starts at 08h30.The Amashova children’s cycle events take place on a traffic-free route with safety being the organisers’ priority. The emphasis is on participation and not podium-chasing. Each little participant in the Minishova will receive a medal and a beach ball.

Remember, online entries close on Monday, September 8th at 4pm. Contact the Shova organisers during office hours on 031 312 8896 or go to for more detailed information relating to deadlines, registration, transportation, accommodation specials and for those important FAQ’s. See you at the start!

Amashova The Maytham's - Noah Alf and Bryan web 02sepsmall

The Maytham’s ready to go ! (provided)