Preparations are underway for the highly anticipated Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg, set to take place on November 19. Cyclists of all skill levels are gearing up for the 97-km route starting and ending at the iconic FNB Stadium in Soweto. The race, beginning at 5 am, offers a unique chance to explore Johannesburg’s landmarks without typical traffic disruptions. Entries are open until November 18, with a fee of R665.00 for participants aged 12 and older as reported by Joburg Newsroom.
Race Director Fritz Pienaar promises an even more challenging and exciting trail this year, emphasising that the event celebrates unity and love for cycling. Pienaar highlights the positive impact on Johannesburg, contributing to the local tourism economy and establishing the city as a premier destination for sporting events.
Prizes totalling R200,000 await top male and female winners, encouraging participants to savour the unique experience, whether seasoned or first-time riders. The event’s full road closures provide a pedestrian-friendly route for spectators, and secure parking is available.
Pienaar invites participants to embrace the unforgettable experience and celebrate the joy of cycling, ensuring the event is the safest race in the country. Live coverage on social media channels ensures spectators can witness the action in real-time.
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