The Msunduzi Road Challenge Logo. Photo: SuppliedThe inaugural Msunduzi Road Challenge will see a culmination of thousands of avid cyclists take to the streets of Pietermaritzburg and surrounds on the scenic 90km and 111km routes this October.

The Msunduzi Road Challenge is South Africa’s inclusion into the highly anticipated UCI World Cycling Tour (UWCT) – a series of global mass-participation road cycling events that offer the unique opportunity for enthusiasts to ride an all-new road cycling challenge, whilst at the same time offering seasoned competitors the opportunity to qualify for the one-off UWCT Final in 2012, previously known as the UCI Masters Road World Championships.

A few of the early entries experienced a technical difficulty with the lines during the online payment process, and this has since been rectified and the entry procedure has been running smoothly.

The Msunduzi Road Challenge is a Race Tec timed event, and participants will be required to wear a Winningtime or Race Tec timing chip in order for their times to be accurately recorded and their result to be acknowledged.

Route maps and profiles for 111km and 90km Road Race as well as the 27km Time Trial can be viewed online.

The road race distances will reflect those who have adhered to their training schedule. Early bird entries to this brilliant event right here in South Africa will score as the first 2500 entries are guaranteed a sample bag!


Event Information:

Date: Saturday 29th October to Sunday 30th October 2011
Venue: Alexander Park, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal
Distances and Age Categories: Road Race (Qualifiers for the UWCT Final must enter as per their age category below – recreational riders can enter any distance they wish)
111km: Women – 30-34 / 35-39 / 40-44 / 45-49
90km: Women – 50-54 / 55-59 / 60-64 / 65+
Distance: Time Trial – 27km
Entry Fees:
Road Race – R200 ($ 30.00 or € 25.00)
Time Trial – R120 ($ 20.00 or € 15.00)
Entries at the Cycling SA website
Online Entries Close: Friday 30 September 2011 – first 2500 entries are guaranteed a sample bag
Late Entries Close: Friday 21 October 2011 and will incur the additional nominal charge of R50
Merchandise: Participants can purchase an exclusive commemorative event shirt together with their entry submission via the CyclingSA website – the shirt is to be collected at registration. The cost is R165.

Further detailed information about the Msunduzi Road Challenge can be found on the event website. For general event queries, contact Alec Lenferna at, and for all entry related queries contact Tarryn Duncan at