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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! Over 13,500 riders eagerly geared up, ready to

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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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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: 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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