The Hypersure Toti 69er Cycle Race will be returning Amanzimtoti’s Hutchison Park in KwaZulu-Natal on 10 July. Online entries are open at www.roag.co.za Entry forms and all race information is available at www.amanzimtoticycle.co.za.
First hosted by the Amanzimtoti Cycle Club in 2002, the event has become a calendar favourite with the KwaZulu-Natal cycling community, attracting top racers to the annual event.
Title sponsors, Hypersure Insurance Brokers – who have been based in Amanzimtoti for more than 30 years – have also teamed up with the Amanzimtoti Cycle Club for several years in the form of the Toti 69er. Hypersure provides a water table for the race with supportive helpers and a number of staff members always participate.
The race, which is highly regarded by competitive riders, caters for recreational cyclists as well. There are four levels for cyclists to choose from when entering.
The Full Monty (94 kilometres): This event caters for professional cycling teams, elite cyclists and anyone brave enough to take on the challenge. The route takes cyclists from Amanzimtoti, South along the R102 to Selborne Country Club, returning to the finish at Hutchison Park along the same route. There is prize money for various age groups.
The 69er (69 kilometres): This intermediate ‘fun ride’ caters for the younger ‘pro’ cyclists as well as the braver fun riders. The route is similar to the Full Monty, with riders turning around at Park Rynie and returning to the finish at Hutchison Park. There are prize vouchers for 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall as well as for U16 boys and girls.
The Quickie (19 kilometres): This race if for the young athletes – U10, U12, U14 – as well as ‘fun’ riders of all ages. This is also the ideal distance for a corporate challenge between local companies who can enter teams to race against business partners or competitors, or use this as a unique team-building exercise. It is also suitable for a school challenge for younger athletes. There are prize vouchers for 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall as well as for U14 boys and girls.
Toddlers Trot (1 kilometre): This is held on the main field at Hutchison Park, catering for children between 4 and 8 years old. The ride will be entirely on the field, preventing any traffic-related danger. Every participant will receive a sweetie bag.