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#LiveLikeLesedi — the light behind the movement – 947 Ride Joburg

#LiveLikeLesedi — a dream, a call to action, a movement — inspired by Lesedi Motsukunyane who tragically left us on Thursday, 17 May 2018. “Lesedi was energy and she was light. An assertive little girl who started showing her strengths very early on in her short life. She lived in the moment, fearlessly,” says Namhla, Lesedi’s mom and founder of

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5 awesome things you MUST know before taking on 947 Ride Joburg 2021!

947 Ride Joburg, hosted by The City of Johannesburg, is happening TOMORROW, 21 November 2021! And to make sure you have everything you need for the race of a lifetime, we’ve put together a list of five awesome things you need to know: 1. First things first, race day logistics From parking and loading batches to elite warm-up areas and

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947 Ride Joburg Road Closures: We’re shutting down the streets on 21 November!

947 Ride Joburg, hosted by The City of Johannesburg, is less than one week away! And to ensure the safety of all our riders, we’re implementing full road closures along the 97 km route. To view the route, please click here: Together with the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD), Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA), and the Gauteng Department of Roads

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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

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Ride Joburg is a go!

Just in: The Department of Sports, Health and Culture has given the go-ahead for cycling mass participation single day and stage events to resume under Covid-19 restrictions. 947 Ride Joburg, hosted by the City of Johannesburg, is proud to have played a key role in an initiative to formulate a game plan for mass participation cycling events to proceed despite

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947 Ride Joburg Launches Train Joburg Outdoors

Exciting news – this month marks the official launch of… Our outdoor training rides will get you into the fresh Joburg air and pedalling in preparation for the big day. Starting with two Women’s Rides in the Cradle on Sunday, 15 and 29 August.  Ladies of all skill levels will begin their ride at Bidon Bistro alongside experienced lead riders and mechanical support from Specialized as

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Garmin Joins the 947 Ride Joburg Team as the Official Device Partner for 2021

Press release — The 947 Ride Joburg, South Africa’s biggest annual celebration of cycling, is just a few months away and we couldn’t be more excited to announce that Garmin is joining the team as our official device partner for 2021!  As a leading provider of navigational tools, Garmin is an essential part of peoples’ everyday lives. From automotive and

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947 Ride Joburg introduces Train Joburg

So you are excited about the 947 Ride Joburg road race, but are worried about your training and preparation for the big day? We got your back! With 947 Ride Joburg being a predominantly road cycling event, the question arises: where and how do we train for this event? We have the answer! Train Joburg is a 947 Ride Joburg

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947 Ride Joburg MTB 25 km race will take place on 13 November

We have a great idea… The 947 Ride Joburg MTB 25 km race will be moving to Saturday 13 November 2021 to coincide with the 5 km and 10 km KIDS MTB races. This date change for the 25km event will mean that we will be able to safely cater for more participants while still adhering to Covid regulations. It

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