2017 KZN Summer Series for Men

Date: Saturday 25 - Sunday 26 March 2017
Province: Pietermaritzburg and surrounds, KwaZulu-Natal
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About

The 2017 KZN Summer Series for is presented by Cycling South Africa in conjunction with the KZN Department of Sport & Recreation and will be a series of two one day races that will take place in and around Pietermaritzburg on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March 2017. The races will be Cycling SA National Category races and all conditions traditionally associated with an event of this stature will apply.

Race 1 will start at 12:30 on Saturday 25 March 2017, and will be 90 kilometres in distance. Race 2 will start at 08:30 on Sunday 26 March 2017 and will be 135 kilometres in distance for Elite Men, and 105 kilometres for Junior Men.

The 2017 edition of the series will allow for a maximum of 30 teams only to take part. Each team must have a minimum of four riders and a maximum of six riders starting each race. In order to enter the series, teams must participate in both races, these being on the Saturday and the Sunday. Whilst each race is a stand-alone independent entity, each race will carry points for the KZN Summer Series competition and depending on where riders finish in each race, will dictate how many points they will earn towards the overall series competition.

Prize money will be on offer for each race and for the overall series category. All riders competing must be in possession of a Full Racing License from Cycling South Africa or their National Federation (if applicable).

Entry into the races is open to the following:

  • National teams (maximum of three)
  • Cycling SA registered professional teams
  • Provincial teams
  • U23 teams
  • Club teams

No age limit applies and there is no entry fee for riders or teams – IT’S FREE!

All provinces are strongly encouraged to enter teams – elite, development and junior teams. These two races together with the SA National Road Championships will serve as the selection races for the Junior Men categories.


Accommodation

Special accommodation rates have been negotiated for all teams and riders at Dunning Country House which is situated outside Howick on the R617. This is the venue where Race 2 will start on Sunday 26 MarchThe special rates are as follows:

Dunning Country House

Eco Park village

1 Night stay – Sat 25 March.  Buffet Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Extended check out time:  14:00 on Sunday 26 March
R475.00 per person sharing.

2 Night stay – Fri 24 and Sat 25 March.  Buffet Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Extended check out time:  14:00 on Sunday 26 March
R440.00 per person sharing per night.

There are also some bigger rooms with double beds – the same rate will apply if occupied as single but these rooms will be for those guests staying 2 nights and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Sunday buffet lunch – Harvest table -  R150.00 pp


Who can take part

Entry into the races is open to the following:

  • National teams (maximum of three)
  • Cycling SA registered professional teams
  • Provincial teams
  • U23 teams
  • Club teams

All teams wanting to be part of the 2017 KZN Summer Series races need to apply for inclusion in the race by no later than 25 February 2017 – applications to be sent via email to the Race Director, Alec Lenferna at alec@realem.co.za.

The teams that will be accepted into the races will be at the sole discretion of the organising committee and once the 30 x starting slots have been filled, no further applications will be entertained. Priority will be given to those teams that commit to the races as soon as possible.


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Venue

 

Race One – Saturday 25 March – Start 12.30pm

Race Two – Sunday 26 March – Start 8am

Route description

1. Start at Alexandra park

2. Left onto College road

3. Right onto Alexandra road

4. Towards R 56

5. Left at Thornville Junction towards Umlaas road

6. Left onto R 103

7. Towards CB Downes road

8. Left onto Gladys Manzi road

9. Left onto R56 for lap 2

10. Repeat step 4 to 8 for lap two

11. Right onto R 56/Alexandra road

12. Left onto College road

13. Right onto Park drive.

14. Finish

Route distance 90km.

Route description.

1. Start on the R 617 at Dunning House.

2. Towards Underberg

3. Left onto P 72 Selby Msimang road

4. Left onto P 399 Caluza road

5. Right onto P 399 towards Taylors Halt

6. Right onto P 72 Selby Msimang road

7. Right onto R 617

8. Towards Howick

9. Left at R 103

10. Left onto Zeederberg road

11. Towards Howick

12. Left onto Prospect road

13. Towards Midmar R103

14. Over N3

15. Right towards Midmar R103

16. Left into Midmar dam resort.

17. Right at circle

18. Right at circle

19. Finish

Route distance 135km


//About Africa's Bike City - PIETERMARITZBURG

As part of the ongoing UCI Bike City Project in conjunction with KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sport & Recreation and Msunduzi Municipality, the 2017 KZN Summer Series for Men is added to a multitude of world-class cycling events hosted by the city since 2010.

Pietermaritzburg, Africa’s Bike City, has become known as the leader in hosting prestigious internationally acclaimed events. Over the past seven years in particular, Pietermaritzburg has hosted the 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Cups, 2009 and 2011 UCI BMX Supercross World Cups, 2011 and 2013 Msunduzi Road Challenge (UWCT qualifier event), 2010 UCI BMX World Championships, 2012 UWCT Final (Masters Road World Championships), 2013 UCI Mountain Bike Masters World Championships, 2013 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships, 2014 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships and the 2015 and 2016 UCI Para-cycling Road World Cups.