The Bestmed Capital Classic

17 May 2015 sees the launch of ASG Events’ next big Road Classic, which is being positioned as Pretoria’s signature mass participation road cycling event.

The Bestmed Capital Classic, which takes place at SuperSport Park on 17 May, will constitute Pretoria’s biggest single day challenge on a road bike.

The event will take place on partially closed roads out and back to Krugersdorp via the Ben Schoeman and N14 Freeways.

ASG Events currently present six other National Road Classics, of which three are seeding events for the Cape Town Cycle Tour.

These road events are the Action Ford Berge en Dale Classic, Bestmed Tour de Boland, Emperors Palace Classic, Bestmed Jock Tour, Bestmed Satellite Classic and Sondela SuperClassic.

With our company already entrenched in road race presentation in South Africa, Pretoria represents the perfect location for another chapter in the history of the company.

Pretoria’s big Cycle Classic has been in the making for four years and by utilising the organising infrastructure of ASG Events and SIGNIFICANT SUPPORT of metro police and other state departments, jointly we will do our utmost best to ensure a safe riding environment.

The event has the full support and endorsement of Sanral, Tshwane Metro Police, Mogale City Metro, JMPD and all relevant SAPS and Disaster Management agencies.

ROUTE

The start and finish is in West Road in front of SuperSport Park. Riders will start on West Road and then go straight across to Jean Avenue to join up with the Ben Schoeman and thereafter the N14 to Krugersdorp.

The right hand lane on the N14 will be coned off and reserved for cyclists.

The lane will be coned off from the Ben Schoeman joining all the way until the event turns around at Muldersdrift (we are tarring a section on the island so that riders have a free U-turn without impeding traffic), and all the way back to the slipway to Ben Schoeman, onto Jean Avenue and back to SuperSport Park to finish in West Avenue.

Although it’s a mass participation event, the race runs off an uncomplicated operational plan with few road crossings and right turns. 

The organisation is investing in 1500 traffic cones for the project. Tshwane Metro Police Department, JMPD, Mogale City Metro and our own ASG patrol vehicles will patrol all areas vigilantly to ensure cones remain in place and motorists adhere to the rules.

It is important to note that Pretoria does not have any significant long distance road cycling events yet and that this event will be a much needed addition to the annual cycling calendar, presenting South African cyclists with a fantastic challenge in safe surroundings.