Road Closure Reminder for Tsogo Sun Amashova!

Road Closure Reminder for Tsogo Sun Amashova!

Amashova logo web oct15It is time for the Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic 2015 – taking place on Sunday, 18th October with three races, 106km, 65km Half Challenge and 35km Fun Ride, all supported by full road closures.

Now in its 29th year, the Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic organisers are confident that, as with past events, residents would not only welcome and cheer on contestants but also bear with organisers and traffic authorities who will be closing the roads along the Amashova route from 4am.

The 106km will be kicking off outside the Pietermaritzburg City Hall at 07h00 while the 65km starts at Drew Road in Cato Ridge at 05h30 and the 35km starts outside the Lillies Quarter in Old Main Road, Hillcrest at 05h30 with all races finishing at Masabalala Yengwa Avenue (NMR Avenue).

Once riders have crossed the finish line they will be directed to Suncoast for a top class hospitality experience which is open to the general public. Join us after the race which is in close proximity to Boktown, where both Rugby World Cup Quarter Final matches will be screened.

Road closure times along the route are as follows:
Chief Albert Luthuli Street – Alexandra Road: 04h00-09h30
• Alexandra Road – Umlaas Road: 05h00-12h00
• Umlaas Road – R103 Inchanga/1000 Hills: 04h30-12h30
• R103 Inchanga – Botha’s Hill Butchery: 04h30-13h15
• R103 Patna Road – Kassier Road/M13 on ramp: 04h30-13h45
• M13 Hillcrest – M13 Westville: 04h15-14h45
• M13 Westville – M13 45th Cutting: 04h15-14h45
• N3 Outbound – Monty Naiker Street: 05h00-15h15
• Monty Naiker Street (Pine Street): 04h00-15h30
• Masabalala Yengwa Ave (North Bound): 04h00-16h00
For those cycling, please ensure the cut off times for race day are noted. They are as follows:  The first cut off will be at Inchanga Caravan Park (45.5kms into the race) at 12h15, the second cut off will be outside the Butchery on Botha’s hill (60.2kms into the race) at 13h00, the third cut off will be at the top of Kassier Road, just before the on ramp onto the M13 (67kms into the race) at 13h30, the fourth cut off will be under the pedestrian bridge just before the on M13, exit 17 at St Johns Ave (82kms into the race) at 14h00, the fifth and final cut off will be at 45th Cutting, under the bridge just before you reach the N3 off ramp (91.2kms into the race) at 14h30. All cyclists still on the road after 14h30 will be removed from the route and transported by a sweep vehicle to the finish at Suncoast in Durban.

This year, the MYSOS APP will be implemented, in case of emergencies during the race. If you have an emergency during the Amashova just press the event logo under emergencies to start an emergency call to the medics. They will also receive your details and GPS location via SMS. For more info on how to download and use mySOS go

For all those still wishing to take part in this extraordinary race, it is not too late. Late entries will be taken on any of the registration days at an increased fee with registration and collection of race numbers being held at Suncoast in Durban, on the following days and times:
Thursday, 15th October 13h00 – 18h00
Friday, 16th October 09h00 – 18h00
Saturday, 17th October 09h00 – 16h00

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