The Takealot Jock Classic cycle road race aims to ensure nobody is left out when it takes place in Mpumalanga on July 13.
Among the longest-running races in South Africa, the Jock Classic offers the unique format of three legs in one day, starting and ending at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.
Race organisers ASG Events, however, have encouraged a wide variety of riders to experience the event by allowing competitors to enter one, two or three stages.
“We really want this race to be as inclusive as possible and we think that by opening up the options, it will widen the opportunities for cyclists out there,” said ASG chief executive Erick Oosthuizen.
“In fact, the nature of the course means that even those with mountain-bikes would be able to manage the route, so we want it be as inclusive as possible.”
The route will cover stages of 48.5km, 45km and 62km, with a specific starting time for each leg. It will take cyclists on roads through iconic Lowveld towns such as Sabie and White River.
Oosthuizen felt the race was perfectly placed on the calendar to keep cyclists in shape during the winter months.
“It takes place in a region which can be fresh early in the morning but then warms up to perfect weather for cycling, so it promises to be a memorable day out on the bike.”
Entries for the race close on July 3.