The Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge, now in its 20th year – with a new headline sponsor, will again put charity causes at the forefront of the event.
The Cycle Challenge is an iconic Joburg event and the second largest mass participation timed cycling event in the world. It allows over 30 000 cyclists the opportunity to take over the streets and explore the city with the peace of mind of full road closure.
Tour de France and Olympic road race star, Louis Meintjes, will be riding this year’s 947 in the Telkom peloton. Although he won’t be racing at this years event, fans will be hoping to catch a glimpse of the climbing prowess he put on display at this years Tour de France, when he finished eighth overall. (Louis, we wouldn’t mind a sneaky attack on the climb up to the mineshaft on the Kyalami race track, just saying!)
Some of SA’s other prominent personalities that will also ride in support of their causes this year include:
Joel Stransky, the former Springbok will be cycling in support of LumoHawks.
Greg Minnaar,n Olympian and SAFTA winner, Warren Masemola who will both be cycling in support of the Kidney Beanz.
Darryl Impey will also be riding along with his wife and Meintjes in the Telkom peloton.
Fitness instructor, Letshego Moshoeu Zulu will be cycling in support of the Gugu Zulu Foundation and former Springbok captain, Victor Matfield will cycle in support of Els for Autism;
The event will once again shut down some of the busiest roads on the continent, to give cyclists the opportunity to take over the city, on two wheels.
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