Bride Joburg – A Love Test on Two Wheels

Bride Joburg brings together three loving pre-wed couples for an epic challenge of both body and heart. As they gear up to participate in the iconic 97-km Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg cycle race on 19 November, these couples will not only test their physical endurance but also the strength of their bonds. 

Will love conquer all on this demanding adventure?

Meet the Couples

Masilo Machubeng & Khethiwe Makubu
Masilo Machubeng & Khethiwe Makubu

It was Kismet at Woolies in Midrand and here they are, ready to face a challenge of a lifetime. Both are active cyclists and with their unwavering commitment to each other and their God, they have a strong foundation that could just be the key to conquering the Bride Joburg challenge.

Lara Flood & Dylan Van Graan
Lara Flood & Dylan Van Graan

It was love at first sight for Lara when she came across a picture of Dylan on his bike on the Instagram Explore page. She started following him he followed her, and now they’re engaged to be married. Lara, a physiotherapist and Dyllon, an IT buff, are both experienced cyclists and their shared love for adventure and an active lifestyle has brought them closer together. As they embark on the Bride Joburg competition, their deep understanding of each other’s strengths and weaknesses might prove to be their secret weapon.

Zayaan Vangeria & Mohammad Cajee
Zayaan Vangeria & Mohammad Cajee

Their love story started when they met through a mutual friend. They made it through four difficult years of long-distance dating while Zayaan finished her studies in Cape Town. Now, with their wedding just around the corner, they see Bride Joburg as not just a race but also a celebration of their love and the adventures that await them in married life. Mohammad will be giving Zayaan a crash course in cycling, as she has not done a cycling race before. You can do it, Zayaan!  

The Challenge

To start and finish the entire Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg route together. Covering a whopping 97 kilometres of challenging gradients, this event is a true test of physical and mental endurance. From the excitement of the start line to the sweaty moments on steep inclines, these couples will need to support and motivate each other every step of the way.

Training Together

The couples have each received a customised training programme with the compliments of Virgin Active to start preparing for the big day – in this case, race day! 

Preparing for the Bride Joburg competition is not just about physical training; it is about building a strong team spirit. As the couples train together, they will learn valuable lessons in communication, patience, and compromise. Cycling in sync with their partners will teach them the importance of trust and coordination, both on and off the road.

Will Their Love Hold Together?

While the race will undoubtedly be physically demanding, the real challenge lies in the emotional journey each couple will undertake. As they face exhaustion, frustration, and moments of doubt, their love will be put to the ultimate test. How they handle these trying situations together will determine whether their relationship has the resilience to withstand the challenges that life will inevitably throw their way.

Bride Joburg is not just about the thrill of competition; it is a celebration of love and commitment. As Masilo and Khethiwe, Lara and Dylan, and Zayaan and Mohammad ride wheel to wheel, they will discover new aspects of their relationship that they may not have encountered otherwise. Whether they cross the finish line together as champions or not, the journey itself will be a testament to their love, determination, and unwavering support.

As these couples embark on this extraordinary adventure, we wish them the best of luck and hope that their love will shine through, proving that together, they can overcome any obstacle life throws at them.

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