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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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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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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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