M13 Classic brings racing to Westville doorstep

KZN Cycling continues to develop cycling across all levels in the province with an exciting new road race, the Universal Networks Westville M13 Classic, bringing the sport to the doorstep of both riders and spectators.

KZN Cycling has placed a new event on the calendar which will be held on Sunday June 3 exclusively on the M13 in Westville. The urban nature of the event will allow riders to take part in an event within riding distance of their homes, while people living along the M13 will be able to watch the action from their front gardens, as is the case with many of the top European races.

Riders will tackle one to five laps of a testing 17km loop in the area between the Westwood Mall and Cowies Hill. For the event there will be full road closure on the King Cetshwayo Highway while riders start and finish near the central Westville business area at the Blair Atholl (Rodger Sishi Road) off ramp from the M13.

KZN’s top road cyclist have a new race to look forward to, the Universal Networks M13 Classic on June 3. Photo: Gavin Ryan, Quickpix.

With races varying from a testing five-lap 85km event for age-group and elite riders, through the three-lap 51km event for the less fit enthusiasts down to a one-lap 15km for weekend warriors.

KZN Cycling has gone out of their way to create an event that caters for all riders, with individuals tandems and even a team event making sure riders are sure to find something to suit their interests as well as all skill and fitness levels.

The team event will provides a relatively new experience for many riders with teams of four entering and the top three finishers counting toward the team prizes. There are four categories of teams: U23 (including juniors and U17); elite and 30-39 year vets; over 40 vets; and and open team which includes families or four riders of mixed age groups). Teams can be mixed, men only or women only.

The racing starts at 7am, and the entry fee of R250 per person includes a breakfast roll, prizemoney and medals. Pre-entries at www.roag.co.za close on Monday, but late entries will be taken on the day from 5am with the late entry fee R300.