This is one of the biggest cycle races in the world with 35000 cyclists that will be lining up at the start. I must admit that this is the biggest challenge for me... not the distance, but riding between thousands of other cyclists.
Crowded roads will be my main challenge.
I committed to doing this race with Anette in June this year when I was getting more and more cycling done in my recovery from the stress fractures I had in my right femur. We will do the race together as we have done our preparation.
We joined Team FNB and will be riding in our new kit...
This is a tough race. Johannesburg is not flat and there are some testing hills on the route. The profile certainly shows this.
There is also a topographic map available. I am mostly looking forward to the part where we will be riding through the streets of downtown Johannesburg. All roads are closed for traffic and we also ride on the highways around the city. I love Johannesburg and have never lived or worked anywhere else but here. I have run a lot of the roads that make up the route before.