Oldest Road Classic Cycle Race In South Africa
The Amashova Durban Classic began in 1986 and has been successfully taking place for the past 36 years – making it SA’s oldest ‘classic’ cycling race. The idea of having a bicycle race on the route of the world-famous comrade’s 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 have helped make the ‘Shova’ one of the most loved and KZN’s biggest cycling races.
Suncoast is the Official Home of the Amashova Events with a cycling expo and registration taking place in The Globe on 21 & 22 October 2022 followed by post-race activities on Sunday, 23 October 2022.
Expo and Registration:
- Friday 21 October 2022, from 09h00-18h00
- Saturday 22 October 2022, from 09h00-16h00
Race Day: 23 October 2022
The 106km race starts in Pietermaritzburg, the route takes you through spectacular scenery on your way to the finish in Masabalala Yengwa Avenue (NMR Avenue) southbound under the pedestrian bridge that connects Mustering Fields to People’s Park.
Cyclists will ride past Battery Beach Road and turn right onto the boardwalk opposite Moses Mabhida Stadium. The final water point and medal handout will be on the boardwalk before the subway. Cyclists will ride under the subway, turn right, and cycle towards The Globe at Suncoast, where after-race hospitality will be held.
The 65km Half Challenge will start in Drew Lane outside George Cato Primary School.
The 38km Fun Ride will join the cycle race on the M13 highway.
For more information visit shova.co.za