We use seeding to ensure riders of similar ability are grouped together so that you can compete enjoyably and safely. This is reflected in your start group and time.
To calculate your seeding, we will use road results obtained from events between 1 November 2019 and 30 September 2023 (at the discretion of the Race Director).
Yes, we use your 3 best race results obtained between 1 November 2019 and 30 September 2023 to calculate your index.
It is compulsory for every cyclist participating, to use a Faces Timing Board with chip. These are available for purchase online for R60 (board only) to R80 (incl clip).
If you entered in 2021 these were issued at no charge to entrants and may be re-used. It is important to note that you may only use the board that is linked to your entry profile, this must be attached to your seat post as instructed. Boards are non-transferable and you may not ride with someone else’s race number or timing board. Any participant that does not wear their race number or timing chip will not be allowed into the start pen on race day.
No, this is a faces timing board, and only this board can be used for the Virgin Active Ride Joburg road race
Peak Timing is the official timing company of the Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg Road.
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Yes, you can. However, if you race competitively and want to qualify for seeding in one of the racing categories batches, you will need to hold a valid, up-to-date CSA license. Please note that having a valid CSA license does not mean automatic seeding into the racing batch. You still need to qualify for seeding based on past results.
We will send out the ROAD seeding mailers for all entrants mid October. In this email, you’ll find everything you need to know to get you to the Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg Road start line.
The Organising Committee will use results obtained from these MTB events for seeding the 10km, 25km & 50km MTB.
SASeeding, or their appointed agency, is the official timing company of the 10km, 25km & 50km Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg MTB.
It is compulsory for every cyclist participating in 10km, 25km & 50km to wear a valid SAS board linked to their personal profile, with the batch and event stickers provided affixed to the board. SAS boards may be purchased online during the entry process for R60. You may not ride with someone else’s SAS board.
We will send out the MTB seeding mailers for all entrants at the end of October 2022. In this email, you’ll find everything you need to know to get you to the Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg MTB start line.
You will also receive your start time the week prior to the actual event via email and whatsapp.
Participants with existing SASeeding Number Boards will have the opportunity to validate their number against their name online before the race / on race day. It is the sole responsibility of the rider to ride with the correct number.
Number collections will be communicated to you closer to the time. This info will be communicated with you with your start time email and whatsapp.