Certain sections of the road routes in the Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Classic Championship will be closed on Sunday to ensure a safer ride for the cyclists.
Operations manager Darren Herbst has confirmed that there would be partial road closures for the 103km and 70km events, which begin at 6.30am.
A section of the R510, between the R556 and Monnakato, will be closed between 6am and 12pm.
“This partial road closure really is a great benefit to the event to assist us with rider safety,” said Herbst.
“The municipality have really helped us and we hope to encourage motorists to avoid this area on Sunday.”
With more than 4 000 participants expected this year for the road races alone, Herbst said their number one focus was on ensuring a safe passage for everyone who took part.
Last year organisers made a call to move the road races to the Sunday to avoid the heavy mining traffic that passed through the area and this was well-received.
Besides the road events, the 20th edition of the Bestmed Cycle4Cansa features 25km and 50km mountain bike races on Saturday.