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2021

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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#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: https://ridejoburg.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/947-Ride-Joburg_Resident-Alt-Route-Map-1.pdf Together with the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD), Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA), and the Gauteng Department of Roads

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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 Road is proud to announce a brand-new route

We’re just full of surprises, aren’t we? 947 Ride Joburg Road is proud to announce a brand-new route for the 25th edition of Joburg’s iconic road cycling challenge taking place on 21 November 2021. The latest route will take riders over 97km of thrilling Joburg terrain that they get to own for a day! Our brand new Start/Finish venue at

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Rally your company team for the 947 Ride Joburg

We invite you to rally your colleagues, clients and personnel departments for the 25th edition of the 947 Ride Joburg Road, taking place on Sunday, 21 November 2021. It’s the same adrenaline-pumping challenge, but with exciting changes in the mix. The start and finish of 947 Ride Joburg Road will be at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg – a large venue

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Crank up your ride for a purpose campaign for 947 Ride Joburg

We invite you to, once again, crank up your Ride for a Purpose campaign for the 25th edition of the 947 Ride Joburg, taking place on Sunday, 21 November. It’s the same adrenaline-pumping challenge you’ve come to love, but with exciting changes in the mix. The start and finish of 947 Ride Joburg Road will be at Nasrec / FNB Stadium, Johannesburg – a large venue

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947 Ride Joburg 25th edition Entries open 8 April 2021

947 Ride Joburg is launching 8 April 2021, and entries are open for the 25th edition of Gauteng’s biggest annual celebration of cycling! The cogs are turning furiously here at 947 Ride Joburg to bring you the same adrenaline-kicking experience but with a few exciting surprises in the mix. 947 Ride Joburg is making history by offering the biggest prize

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A bunch of winners

Thousands of cyclists made their way through the streets of Joburg to move more in the Discovery 947 Ride Joburg on Sunday 17 November. “I am obviously very happy taking a win for the team. We had some super teamwork out there.” Carla Oberholzer Women’s Results Carla Oberholzer 2:39:04 Joanna van de Winkel 2:39:05 Parys Edwards 2:39:06 Kim le Court

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