NOTE: Dates for pre-entries closing are still to be finalised. Provisionally, there will be three registration and late-entry sessions over two days for all the cycling events. All registration for all riders in all events will be at Cycle Lab Cornubia on Friday, April 19th, and Saturday, April 20th.
Trail run details will be released later.
NOTE: There are no registrations at the race starts for the cycling events.
PROVISIONAL DATES AND TIMES
(MTB, Road & Gravel)
9.00am to 5.00pm
Cycle Lab, Cornubia
(MTB, Gravel & Road)
6.00am to 7.30am
Cycle Lab, Cornubia
9.00am to 3.00pm
Cycle Lab, Cornubia
The road races will start and finish outside the Moses Mabhida Stadium and the mountain bike and gravel events will all start and finish at or near Cornubia Mall. The exact start areas are still to be confirmed.
For the road race there is ample, safe parking at the Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World. The start is a very short ride from the Suncoast car park, and once riders complete the course, they will be able to enjoy the finish area near the Kings Park Swimming Pool with vendors and grassy areas for relaxation.
There is plenty of parking at Cornubia for both registration and the MTB event, and MTB and Gravel riders can park at Cornubia and enjoy a very short warm-up ride to the start area.
There will be full road closure for all road races.
Full details will be released shortly.
We request that tandems do not disrupt the single bicycle's race.
Timing & Results
The aQuellé Tour Durban will be timed by Mobii Elite Timing. All riders will be given a race number and timing chip at registration. Any disputes must be tabled not later than 30mins after finishing to the CSA officials situated at the finish line. Payment of R100 is required and is refundable once the dispute has been clarified. No results will be added after the event.
Disabled Cyclist Access
Cut Off Times
It is important that every riders knows and understands how the cut-off times work on race day. To ensure your safety and the smooth operation of the road closure management plan, these cut-off times will be strictly enforced. In reality they will not be an issue for any riders that has done the training, but to be sure that everyone is aware, cut-off times will need to be enforced. Cut off times for the different routes will be displayed on the respective route pages on this website once they are finalised.
The best parking area for the mountain bike and gravel events is the underground parking at Cornubia Mall which will be near to the mountain bike start and finish area and is a short ride to the start line. For the road race, it is suggested that all entrants park at the Sun Coast Casino complex and take a short ride to the start area which will be at NMR Avenue. The parking area is accessible from Snell Parade and the start chutes will be accessible only from the Snell Parade side to avoid congestion at the start line at NMR. All Parking is at the owners risk.
Seeding will be done based on your national seeding index and in line with your racing categories
MTB 10km: All ages (under 8 to be accompanied by a parent/guardian)
MTB 20km: 8 years
MTB 40km: 15 years
Road 28km: 8 years
Road 42km: 13 years
Road 110km: 17 years
There will be a number of water tables on route that will provide hydration and some snacks. Riders are requested to ensure that they ride with a water bottle as well. If you want any refreshments at the stations, please slow down and stop. Trying to take on refreshments while riding is a hazard to your fellow cyclists and is not permitted. The water table positions will be confirmed and communicated closer to the event. Strictly no on-course seconding for riders is permitted,
There will once again be mechanical support for all riders provided by a local cycling retailer. Should you receive assistance and any spares from the team on the road, you will be invoiced by the retailer after the event.
Sweep Vehicle & Retiring from the Race
Sweeps will be following all 3 x routes to assist all riders on the road and will be in contact with the operations centre at all times to ensure everyone’s safety. Should you not be able to continue riding, you can get a lift with the sweep vehicle or preferably, stop at one of the watering table and you can leave your bike there if necessary.
For the 2024 aQuellè Tour Durban there will be a new gravel event and a trail run included in the schedule to ensure more people can enjoy the fun. Details of these events will be released when they are finalised, but both will take place on Saturday, as part of the "off-Road" schedule of events.
Road Race Finish Area
For the road race, a new finish village has been created either side of the walkway under the M4, just a few metres after the finish line. Riders and their supporters are encouraged to join aQuellé and the other sponsors, as well as ECR and a variety of vendors as you show off your medal and celebrate your finish. Any team entered into the 110km Gooderson Leisure Team Competition can put a small gazebo, so enter a team and bring your club mates for the after-party.