Be patient, motorists … cyclists to rule the roads

2008-01-31 00:00

WITH the Intaka Tech World’s View Challenge starting this weekend, motorists have been assured that traffic diversions and road closures will not affect peak rush-hour traffic during the international cycling event.

Racing will take place over five days, from Saturday until February 7, and there will be several road closures.

Both the police and the Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI) will be staffing all routes to help keep traffic moving.

For five days, midlands and Pietermaritzburg residents will have the opportunity to enjoy this major international cycling event by supporting riders — much as they do during the Comrades Marathon.

Some of the finest international cyclists will compete in the challenge, including three international cycling union teams and five international “A”-style teams.

They will be up against five of the best pro teams of cyclists from South Africa in the professional race, followed by recreational riders who will compete on the same routes on the same days.

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Maps of the cycling routes will be published in Weekend Witness on Saturday and the road closures daily in The Witness.

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