Several roads in and around the Johannesburg city have been closed due to the cycle challenge that is taking place on Sunday.

Johannesburg Metro Police spokesperson Wayne Minnaar has advised motorists to use the N14, N1 and M1 north as alternative routes.

He says roads will be reopened at three pm on Sunday.

Minnaar has appealed for patience…

β€œTraffic is today (Sunday) being diverted on certain roads in Johannesburg the cycle race started at Stain City and is using the R55, R14, Jan Smuts avenue, Malibongwe avenue and the Mike 1 south freeway. The road closures are in place since last night (Friday) and motorists can use the N14, N1, the Mike 1 north, William Nicol, Rivonia road and Oxford Roads as alternative routes.”