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2012 Amashova

Lou Zealand

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Dear Cyclists


Happy New Year! We hope that 2012 is an amazing year for you and you achieve your new goals – why not make completing the 2012 Amashova one of your sporting goals. You have 10 months left to train!


We are delighted to announce our new media partner – East Coast Radio now has official part naming rights to the National Classic and 40km events. This elevates the event and we are excited about KZN's favourite radio station taking the race to a new level! We look forward to working with our existing sponsors and service providers and welcome them to our 2012 events:

  • 100 Plus - Refreshment sponsor
  • XPS - courier partner
  • KZN Tourism – Tourism sponsor
  • City of Durban - Host City
  • Inkunzi Fencing – Fencing
  • Enforce Security – Marshalls
  • Geotab – Tracking partner
  • Elliott Transport – Transport partner

We have fantastic sponsorship opportunities available for the 2012 events - if you are looking for an opportunity in using KZN's largest road race to market your product or services please contact Annie on events@pixie.co.za We have the following sponsorship tiers on offer:

  • Naming rights for the following events
    • Amashova 106km
    • Amashova 40km
    • Criterium
    • Up Ride
    • Minishova – 1km and 5km
    • Asishove MTB – 25km and 50km

  • Water points x5
  • Activation points on the route x15
  • Activation and product handout at the finish of 106km and 40km x10
  • Corporate hospitality site at the finish at Moses Mabhida Stadium
  • Apparel sponsor for all events


Remember Amashova entries open on Thursday 8th March online so go to www.shova.co.za to take advantage of our early bird specials.


Race dates 2012:


Amashova 106km and 40km road races - Sunday 14 October

Asishove 50km and 25km MTB – Sunday 21 October at Midmar Dam


Happy Cycling





Annie, Melissa and Brenda



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How is the logistics for this race? Seeing it starts in PMB and ends in Durban? Does that not mean you have to be up really early?

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If I remember correctly, the transport left Durban beachfront at around 4am last year.

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Sparrow's F*rt!!! around 3am depart from Dbn on the bus, I think.....

Website does not have a definite departure time

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Sparrow's F*rt!!! around 3am depart from Dbn on the bus, I think..... Website does not have a definite departure time

That's early.

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Logistically I find the 'Shova an issue, I dont get up at 3am unless there's a da*n good reason, and a bike race isnt one of them, so you usually have to stay in Pietermaritzburg and get someone to drive to Durban to collect you and bring you back.


My wife's day is governed by her diary so if she has clients or is preparing doc's and cant come along, then I have to beg a buddy to drive around like a cabby - not my cup of tea, and in the past we had to collect numbers in Durban only, so that made it worse and I stopped doing it - which is a pity as I quite enjoyed it.


One year they sent the numbers up to JHB and we collected them at Monte Casino which was great, but they never made the effort again and to be honest, for Gauteng riders, its not a very logistically friendly race.

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Which is why starting in a late batch not always a bad thing...I think my race last year was at 730ish am. I left home just after 5am. So wasn't too bad :)

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I guess I'll give it a miss then as we would come from Cape Town...we are trying to do a few races in different provinces, but this one is just terrible logistically...

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My number was courier to me at an extra cost of R65 and the goodie bag was after the finish line which was an extra bonus.

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where do our bikes go ?

You drop them off at the stadium the day before and they box them and truck them to PMB.


The buses left from the Elangeni hotel last year at a rather early hour. It took about 90min to get to PMB.

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