Unprecedented in the history of Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg, you can now experience the energy, essence and vibe of the Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg by riding just 35 exhilarating kilometres. Full road closure means you get to own the streets of Joburg for a day and cycle in safety!
A rich tapestry of diverse heritages, cultures and PEOPLE co-exist to rewrite history in a beautiful way every day. Brutally honest, vibrantly diverse, and fiercely authentic – this golden city is a city all its own.
Not just any city. The City of Joburg.
Home of Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg. This is not just another Sunday in November.
This is the journey that brings a city together. Ride 97 km or 35 km of traffic-free Joburg streets on your bicycle.
Enter before 29 Feb 2024 to qualify for the Early bird discount at R385 pp
Enter between 1 March and 30 September at the standard rate of R495 pp.
Enter between 1 October and 8 November at R670 pp inclusive of a late penalty fee.
Head out onto the Soweto highway for a brief loop where you will pass the well-known Joburg gold mine dumps and hug Soweto before turning back towards Main Reef Road.
Revel in the spectacular cityscapes around you as the route flows onto the M1 South (cycling in a northerly direction). For 3 km, the road is split with fence barriers. You might see your friends or family members heading into the finish straight. After water point 2, take a right turn onto the Jan Smuts Ave slipway from the M1 South where you will reunite with the 947 Ride Joburg route. You will then cross the iconic Nelson Mandela bridge before turning onto the M1 North heading south and riding past Gold Reef City. At this point, you will catch glimpses of the FNB Stadium, which marks the last section of your exhilarating ride. Your finish will be on Nasrec Road, whereafter you will turn into FNB stadium for a hero’s welcome and hearty hospitality.
There will be 3 water points along the 947 Short Ride route, stocked with ice-cold water, Powerade and Coke.
Take me to the City that I love. The City of contrasts. The City built on gold. From shantytown to a cosmopolitan hub of more than five million people with complex urban environments – this is my City.