aQuellé Tour Durban presented by Bridge Fund Managers Media Release

 No: td1912

26 April 2019

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Written by: Dave Macleod


PICS EDITORS - ECR sports duo tackle Tour Durban Fun ride for charity

Durban - Sports presenter of East Coast Radio's Afternoon Drive show with Bongani and Mags Gareth Jenkinson and weekend sports presenter Nick Tatham will be riding for the Domino Foundation and The Cows respectively at the 45km Fun Ride at the 2019 aQuellé Tour Durban, presented by Bridge Fund Managers on Sunday 28 April.

Jenkinson will be crossing live to Weekend Breakfast presenter Jane Linley-Thomas with updates from the route during the 45km race from Moses Mabhida stadium to Umdloti and back on the M4.

Any riders interested in joining the pair in support of their chosen charities, the Domino Foundation and The Cows can approach the charities stands at registration at Cycle Lab Cornubia.

Late entries form the three races will still be taken at Cycle Lab Cornubia on Friday and Saturday.

NOTE TO PHOTOGRAPHERS

Any photographer wishing to shoot the finish of 100km race should be at the finish line in Masabalala Yengwa Ave (NMR) outside the Moses Mabhida Stadium People’s Park by 8am. The leaders are expect to reach the finish shortly after 8:20am.Please follow all instructions from the event media personnel regarding suitable locations for photographers at the finish line.
No media accreditation is required.

ROAD CLOSURES
Masabalala Yengwa (NMR): 05h30 -14h30
Margaret Mncadi Ave: 05h30-08h00
M4 South: 05h30-08h30
M7 Edwin Swales & M19 to Pinetown: 06h00-09h30
M19 Pinetown to Umgeni Road: 06h15-10h00
Inanda Road (Springfield Park): 06h30-10h15
Riverside Road: 06h30-10h30
M4 North & South bound from Argyle Road to Umdloti: 06h30-14h00

Race Routes
100 KM

The race starts on Masabalala Yengwa Ave (NMR) outside the Moses Mabhida Stadium People’s Park proceeding south upon the north bound carriage way (contra flow). Participants will exit upon Sandile Thusi Road (Argyle) and turn left toward the M4 where participants will enter the Ruth First M4 south bound (contra flow) and proceed north taking the Fairway/Broadway onramp and returning on the Ruth First M4 northbound (contra flow). Participants will exit the Ruth First M4 at Isaiah Ntshangase Road and left upon Masabalala Yengwa Avenue in the south bound carriage. Participants will flick over from the south bound of Masabalala Yengwa Avenue to Samora Machel (contraflow) at the intersection of KE Masinga Road, where they will continue south crossing over AB Xuma and Monty Naicker Streets, right upon Margaret Mncadi Avenue west bound. and onto the M4 South. Exit onto Solomon Mahlangu Drive (Edwin Swales) and head west up the M7. The 12 km climb takes you to the 1st water table as you approach Pinetown. After a short climb out of Pinetown, riders descend down the fast M19. Please take care and be aware of other riders on this descent. At the bottom of the M19, riders turn left over the Umgeni River and turn right into Inanda Road. The route then crosses over Chris Hani Road (North Coast Road) into Riverside Road following a scenic route alongside the Umgeni River. The route then takes to the M4 North passing Umhlanga where there will be a water table and on to Umdloti where riders do a U-turn and head back South on the M4 to Durban. After crossing the Blue Lagoon bridge, continue south on the M4 for approximately 2.5 km before turning into a right turn into Sandile Thusi (Argyle Road) and then a right again onto Masabala Yengwa (NMR) for the final dash for the finish line.

45 KM FUN RIDE
An out and back route starting at the Moses Mabhida Stadium taking cyclist along the northern coastline of Durban along the M4 North. After passing through Umhlanga and Sibaya, they then turn at the Umdloti and head southbound along the M4 to Durban and the finish line back at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

55 KM CYCLOCROSS
The 55km Cyclocross starts at the Moses Mabhida Stadium and follows the same route as the aQuellé Tour Durban 45km race with one 15km off-road section that takes you off the M4 at Sibaya Circle before joining back up with the M4 just before the Umdloti bridge.

The aQuellé Tour Durban, presented by Bridge Fund Managers, takes place on Sunday 28 April 2019. More information can be found at www.tourdurban.co.za 

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East Coast Radio Afternoon Drive with Bongani and Mags Sports Presenter Gareth Jenkinson (right) and weekend sport's Nick Tatham (left) will be riding for the Domino Foundation and The Cows respectively for 45km Fun Ride at the 2019 aQuellé Tour Durban. They met Cycle Lab's Richard Derman (centre) to collect their KTM bicycles for the race.

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 Route map for the aQuellé Tour Durban presented by Bridge Fund Managers 100km classic

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