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2023

It was a Golden Day in SA’s City of Gold 

Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg – November 19, 2023 The morning sun beamed down softly (at first) on the bustling streets of Johannesburg setting the stage for an exhilarating day of cycling. With clear skies and radiant sunshine, the weather couldn’t have been more perfect for the Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg hosted by the city of Joburg! Over 13,500

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Statement on the Passing of a Cyclist at Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg, 19 November 2023.

It is with profound sadness that we confirm the passing of a participant during the Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg cycle race today, 19 November 2023. Our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences go out to the family, friends, and loved ones of the cyclist. The incident occurred during the race, and despite immediate and extensive medical attention provided by on-site

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Explosive Climbs & Heartstopping Descents: A Weekend to Remember

Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg MTB and KIDSDate: November 11 & 12, 2023 This past weekend, the vibrant cityscape of Johannesburg gave way to the scenic beauty of Steyn City, which hosted us, once again, for the opening act of Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg! Against a sun-soaked sky, 3500 mountain bikers of all ages descended upon the incredible trails,

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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

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Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg 2022 – The 26th Edition

First-off. What a fantastic race, and a wonderful day, in no small part due to the warm sunny weather we experienced! The professional field was exceptionally strong today. Many pro riders remained behind very late in the season to compete for the legendary R200 000.00 in prize money for crossing the line first! Lining up, we had the South African

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Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg 50 km

13 November 2022 Our 50 km MTB riders certainly drew the short straw weatherwise today! The skies over the Steyn City polo fields were leaden, with rain pouring down and thunder clapping overhead. The organisers delayed the start of the race while deliberating on whether it would be safe to proceed. Luckily, Virgin Active was there to keep everyone’s spirits

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Race Report Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg

12 November 2022 – 10 km & 25 km MTB & KIDS Grey, overcast skies and incessant drizzling overnight – it did not bode well for our MTB and KIDS riders. Would they come? Would the trails be rideable after all the rain? These were the thoughts we woke up with early this morning. But we should never have doubted

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Biogen, ready to fuel Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg.

Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg is proud to announce its continued partnership with leading health and wellness nutritional supplement giant, Biogen. When brand values align, you know the outcome can only be good – in this case energised and vitalised cyclists being their best on race day! Virgin Active Ride 947 Joburg ROAD Biogen will stock all Virgin Active 947

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Virgin Active Signs as Ride Joburg Title Sponsor to Help You Achieve Your Best Time Ever

Faces Africa, the company behind the world’s second-largest timed cycling event, 947 Ride Joburg, are excited to announce Virgin Active as the race’s new title sponsor. The initial three-year deal sees the flagship event, along with its mountain bike and the children’s ride subsidiaries, become the Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg. For event entrants, this means access to safe training

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Meet Nkosi Mzolo — Firefighter, Inspiration and 947 Ride Joburg Finisher

On Sunday, 21 November, thousands of cyclists took to the streets to conquer 947 Ride Joburg. But there was one cyclist among them who took the challenge to the next level, Nkosi Mzolo; a firefighter, a mentor and an inspiration. In an incredible display of strength, Nkosi completed the 97 km race in his full firefighter bunker gear; trousers, a

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