It’s early on a Monday morning, a beautiful day in Johannesburg really. I’ve been at the office for almost an hour and it’s actually nice having a quiet start to the day, sifting through mails and planning the week ahead. In planning the week, I took note of the dates, standard practice really. It just actually made me realize that I’m just 12 days away from completing my longest cycling race yet. The Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic takes place on the 18th of October in KZN. I, along with many others, will be leaving the Pietermaritzburg City Hall in the early hours of Sunday the 18th and making my way down to Durban. The total distance? 106 kilometres – the longest I’ve ever done. Some aren’t as crazy as us 106-ers, so they’ve opted for the 65 and 35km respectively.
Tsogo Sun has once again come on board as the headline sponsor, and clearly it’s resonating well with participants and families alike, as over 10 000 entries have already been received. “The Amashova has been going for 29 years – but the headline sponsorship by Tsogo Sun has given it a new lease on life, adding activities and appeal to the event and attracting the attention of riders from elsewhere in the country and even from Europe,” says Noëleen Bruton, Director of Marketing Group of Tsogo Sun. “We are proud to be associated with this fantastic KwaZulu-Natal tradition – and we anticipate pulling out all the stops to ensure that all our Amashova guests experience a brilliant weekend away.”
If you haven’t booked your accommodation yet or you’re still contemplating entering, it isn’t too late. Check out these package deals below;
If you’re not based in KZN, or you live inland, it’s a good excuse to have a weekend away and these prices are perfect for that. My heart skips a little beat when I think about this. I think it’s going to be a big challenge for me, physically and mentally, but I’m game. Anyone else doing it?
More info on the race visit: www.shova.co.za
For further information on Tsogo Sun accommodation etc, visit tsogosun.com.