Biogen Named as the Official Nutritional Partner of 947 Ride Joburg

947 Ride Joburg, hosted by the City of Johannesburg, South Africa’s biggest annual celebration of cycling, is less than 10 weeks away and we are so excited to announce that Biogen has joined the team as our official nutritional partner for 2021!

A leading provider of performance, power and recovery products, Biogen is deeply committed to supporting athletes. And with the goal of becoming the most authentic health and wellness brand in South Africa, this is a logical and exciting partnership.

“We are most appreciative to have Biogen on board as the Official Nutritional Partner at 947 Ride Joburg,” says Birgitta Wasserfall, Group Sponsorships Manager at Faces. “Water points are a vital element to the participant’s experience and it is important that riders have trusted brands such as Biogen on offer to them at both the Road and the MTB events.”

947 Ride Joburg Road and MTB riders can expect a range of delicious and, more importantly, nutritious Biogen nougat textured Energy Bars at the water points as well as Biogen ElectroLITE ready to drink hydrator cans at the finish line.

“Every cyclist knows the importance of race day nutrition and hydration to replenish the body, especially at an event like the 947 Ride Joburg. Having a tasty treat that offers this source of energy, vitamins, minerals electrolytes will be beneficial, and equally rewarding,” says Brandon Fairweather, General Manager at Biogen.

He goes on to say that it’s no secret that Biogen is investing deeply in both cycling and mountain biking, “so to continue to affiliate with top events such as 947 Ride Joburg remains our great honour, and a further vote of confidence in our brand and products.”

Entries for the 25th edition of the 947 Ride Joburg, hosted by the City of Johannesburg, close on 5 October 2021. Participation will be on a first-in, last-out basis if entries are limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. In the case that the event needs to be cancelled or numbers reduced, riders will be offered a 100% refund of their entry fee. 

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