In a major coup for the event, the Tshwane Classic cycle race will have total road closure when it takes place later this year.
This comes after the Tshwane Municipality came on board with ASG Events as a partner to promote this mass participation event on November 5.
ASG Events operations director Darren Herbst said they were delighted with their partnership with the municipality and paid tribute to cycling enthusiast Mauritz Meyer.
“Mauritz, who has been part of the organisational structure at ASG Events for the past 12 years, worked relentlessly to get buy-in from the City of Tshwane and his hard work has been rewarded,” he said.
“Through this association we have been able to secure total road closure for the whole route.
“Paramount, of course, is that it offers riders safety for the duration of the two distances (98km and 60km), which means they will be able to enjoy what is a really great route.”
Mayoral committee member of community and social development services Ntsiki Mokhotho said they were excited at being involved in the event as it formed part of their strategy to promote Tshwane as a top sporting destination.
“The City of Tshwane does not have a classic cycling race and it is therefore an important event on the calendar, especially with more than 30 000 registered recreational cyclists in Gauteng.”
Herbst said he thought the race was well placed on the calendar.
“With the 947 Challenge two weeks later, and everybody getting into their cycling during the summer, I think it is a great time of the year to host the race.”