Cycling raises road safety

The Amashova cycle race is set to make a post-Covid comeback in Durban, with bicycle wheels following much of the Comrades route. Annie Batchelder, the race owner, expressed her excitement and hopes for 5,000 entries. Registration will be open until the day of the event, which will take place on October 23 at Suncoast.

Batchelder made these comments at George Cato Primary School in Cato Ridge, where the 65km race will start. This distance is shorter than the Pietermaritzburg to Durban race but longer than the 35km family special that begins in Hillcrest. The event also featured the presence of Robbie the robot, who amusingly assisted in the handover of the school’s revamped road safety bike park. Sponsors and representatives from various transport authorities and departments, including the eThekwini Transport Authority, Metro Police, national and provincial transport departments, and Msunduzi Municipality, were also in attendance.

Cycling’s radio DJ Mzokoloko, from the Vuma FM Breakfast Show, was also present. Mzokhona Gumede, who is nearly 44 years old, accepted a challenge from colleagues to take up the sport and participate in the first Amashova race after Covid-19. He underwent lessons at Moses Mabhida Stadium, starting with a bike without pedals. Gumede quickly learned how to balance his body and was riding on his second day of training. Cycling betting:

Gumede eagerly looks forward to cycling alongside his three children. Initially, he had concerns about falling and the impact it would have on his income. However, he now sees cycling as a lifelong activity. Growing up on a farm near Gingindlovu, where his family was occupied with farming responsibilities, leisure time was limited.

Gumede has opted to enter the 35km race category.