With preparations for the 25th edition of the 947 Ride Joburg, hosted by The City of Johannesburg, in full swing, we are so excited to announce that FNB is joining the team as our official start and finish venue partner for 2021!
And the venue couldn’t be more iconic — South Africa’s largest venue and host of the biggest sports and music events this country has ever seen; including the 2010 FIFA World Cup start and final matches — FNB Stadium lies in the heart of Joburg.
From here, more than 12 000 riders will get to experience the city from a completely new perspective before returning to the stadium for a spectacular hero’s welcome!
Bonga Sebesho, Head of Sponsorships at FNB adds, “The pandemic has challenged the sporting fraternity with many local and global events being cancelled or postponed. The 947 Ride Joburg is an annual sporting highlight on the sporting calendar and we are extremely excited to be part of this event. Our sponsorship not only highlights our ongoing commitment to supporting and building the South African sports landscape, but it also shows that we are fully committed to growing local talent from grassroots to greatness.”
“The 947 Ride Joburg event is one Faces’ flagship events, and we have ambitious plans to grow this into the biggest timed road event on earth. To achieve this we would need to organise the best event possible and have world-class venues that show the very best that Joburg has to offer. We already have the best venue in Johannesburg in the FNB stadium and some great partners and an amazing route, ” says Fritz Pienaar, Managing Director of Faces.
“We are delighted to welcome FNB as a partner and believe that we are taking a massive step in the right direction by partnering with SA’s most valuable brand which also won the consumer award in the best mobile experience category this year.”
The biggest annual celebration of cycling is taking place on Sunday, 21 November 2021. For more information, please visit www.ridejoburg.co.za