Motorists in the region have been encouraged to avoid certain sections of the road routes near Sun City when the Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Classic Championship takes place on Sunday.
Operations manager Darren Herbst said partial road closures for the 103km and 70km events would include a section of the R510, between the R556 and Monnakato. This will be closed between 6am and 12pm.
“Rider safety is paramount for us and we appreciate the support from the municipality to assist this aspect of the race,” he said.
“We would like to encourage motorists to avoid this area on Sunday.”
With more than 4 000 participants expected for the road races alone, Herbst said their main focus was on ensuring a safe passage for everyone.
Last year organisers switched the road races to the Sunday to avoid the heavy mining traffic that passed through the area and this was well-received.
Besides the road events, the 20th edition of the Bestmed Cycle4Cansa features 25km and 50km mountain bike races on Saturday.