The late SA darling of motoracing Gugu Zulu, was honoured and most of the speakers thanked him for being exemplary in developing sport.
This happened at the media launch of one of the oldest cycling races in mzansi Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban classic that will celebrating its 30th edition this year.
The annual race- open to all cycling enthusiast- will this time begin from the seating of the KZN Parliament (Pietermaritzburg City Hall) ending up in Durban (Suncoast).
It races off in October 16. According to the organizers, over 10 000 entries are expected for other three races.
Annie Batchelder, Race Director for the Tsogo Sun Amashova, says the race is showing all the signs of growing in popularity and size amongst local communities with its social investment programme.
“Safety led us to invest in two road safety bike parks. One at EthembeniSchool in Inchanga and the other at George Cato Primary School in Cato Ridge. It is imperative that events like the Amashova supports skills development programmes in the eThekwini region leading up to the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Durban,” she says.
Speaker after speaker spoke highly of Zulu, and some members of the Telkom cycling team were seen wearing armbands as a sign of respect to the fallen hero.
Serious and casual riders from all over South Africa are encouraged to get their entries as well as their bookings by login on to www.shova.co.za.
At stake is a cool R100 000 worth of money.
Meanwhile, as a big anniversary year, Tsogo Sun and the Amashova event coordinators hosted several additional celebratory events in Durban and Johannesburg, which included Tsogo Sun Wattbike Challenge at the Montecasino Piazza on July 22 and 23.
Sports anchor and Carte Blanche presenter Derek Watts was among the celebrities pitting their endurance cycling skills against each other.
A Wattbike sponsored by PentaSystems to the value of R76 000, was on offer!