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24 October 2021
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FAQ for 2021

The 35km; 65km and 106km road races are on Sunday 24 October 2021
You can enter online for the 106km; 65km and 35km events.
Online entries close on 22 September.
All cyclists wanting to participate in road cycling events longer than 20km have to have a license (CSA Membership), this is in accordance with the Cycling South Africa rules. If you would like to register or renew your CSA membership and/or racing license, please go to

If you only want to cycle one race a year then you can purchase a day license when you do your online entry for R50

For further details, please contact [email protected]

Entry numbers are limited. If the limit has not been reached by online entry cut off day then we will open late entries at number collection for all events at an increased cost. Please note that you will NOT be able to enter for the events on race day.
No. Neither Cycle Events nor Amashova will offer refunds. You can give your entry to a friend and they can do a substitution through the Cycle Events office [email protected]
If the event, or any part thereof, is cancelled, postponed, shortened, or modified in any way, or if any of the amenities, goods, or services in relation to the event are no longer provided, whether due to force majeure, legal restrictions, disputes, safety reasons, failure by service providers to perform, or any other reason or cause, the entry fees and all other fees paid will not be refundable.
We offer transport for you and your bicycle. The buses leave at different times according to the start batches.
 All info on bus transport will be uploaded as soon as it becomes available 
The 106km is seeded and has batch starts. The 106km first batch will go off at 05h30
The 65km starts at 05h30 and has batch starts
The 35km starts at 05h30 and has batch starts
The 106km starts outside Pietermaritzburg City Hall; the 65km starts in Drew Lane in Cato Ridge and the 35km starts outside Lillies Quarter in Old Main Road, Hillcrest. All three races finish in Masabalala Yengwa Avenue (NMR Avenue) in Durban.
You will be smsed and emailed your race number and start time a week before registration
Number collection will take place 2 days before the event
There is only 1 number collection venue for the Amashova events. Venue to be confirmed
You will need the race number that you were smsed and emailed a week prior to registration. You will also need to bring your CSA license card
The entire route of the Amashova 106km; 65km and 35km road races are closed to traffic. For detailed route description and cut off times please see under cyclists info.
The 106km and 65km races are timed by Race Tec, you can purchase a timing chip from registration or you can order one online with your race entry
Event information is shared using various methods including flyers delivered to homes on and near the route, information on the race website and social media. There will also be communications including posters erected on the route a month before the event plus radio stations and newspapers to reach the wider population. eThekwini also erects big  yellow signs on the route with road closure times.
The event organisers are responsible for ensuring that any waste is collected, on the route. There will be a waste sweeper vehicle following the event, litter bins will be at all water points and at the finish. Plastics SA sponsors rubbish bags to the event to use at all the points and Mpact sponsors the cardboard bins. All recyclable items are collected by Power Rush Trading.
Planning for the events involves the Police, Fire and Ambulance Services and other critical services. Emergencies will be treated in the usual way, and the safety of residents and visitors will be dealt with as a priority.
Please look under the covid19 button on this website for all information
Riders are required to carry their own spares however mechanical support is available on course in the event of multiple punctures or a problem requiring mechanical assistance.
We recommend that you have your bike serviced by a qualified mechanic at least two weeks prior to the Amashova. Replacing your chain and if necessary your rear cassette, your brake and gear cable inners and outers will virtually eliminate the likelihood of a mechanical problem during the event. Check your tyres for embedded glass the night before the start. On the day check wheel skewers, headstem bolts and tyre pressures.
  • Thornville Chicken Farm H20 point manned by South African Legion. The point is approximately 24.5kms from the start.
  • Cato Ridge H20 point. The station is approximately 41.8 kilometers from the start.
  • Drummond H20 point is situated at the Comrades Wall of Fame. This is 55.3kms from the start.
  • Gillett’s H20 point  sponsored by Volvo is positioned 74.5kms from the start. It is situated outside the Gillett’s Station.
  • 45th Cutting H20 point is 91.2km from the start. It is situated outside the Engen Garage. Please be aware of the steep decent and dangerous sharp left turn once you have passed under the N3 Highway.
Yes. Medical support will be at various points along the route, as well as at the start and finish areas. There will also be medical support following the route.

106km event the minimum age is 14 years old

65km event the minimum age is 12 years old

35km event the minimum age is 10 years old

NO all entries are done online via the online registration system. Alternatively you can do a late entry at a higher cost at number collection – late entries will not be seeded
No your entry can not be rolled over to the next year