Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge 2018

Add to Calendar 11/18/2018 05:30 AM 11/19/2018 05:00 PM South Africa/Pretoria Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge 2018 Telkom, 947 and the City of Joburg take over the city with over 30 000 bicycles once a year, and hand over the streets to anyone else who’s part of this crazy, special community who have a love for cycling – be a part of it! Riversands Commercial Park

Sunday 18 November 2018

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The Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge route will challenge your legs with some tough climbs through the City of Johannesburg. With complete road closure it will give you the freedom of the city for the day and a once-a-year chance to experience the streets of Johannesburg without any vehicles on the roads

The Cycle Challenge will once again Start and Finish at Riversands Commercial Park in Fourways.

Same, same but different: Ride the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge in the opposite direction in 2018.

The 2018 Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge will be just as long, just as hilly, and we'll still shut down the city for you to take it over, including a stretch of the M1. It will be as thrilling, exciting, well-supported and rewarding as ever BUT this year we'll be doing it all in REVERSE!

You can enjoy the same city-spanning route and the challenge doesn't get any easier but now the climbs will be downhills, and you'll need to work where you're used to freewheeling.

Maybe you've conquered the challenge many times and are looking for something fresh; maybe you rode it once and swore to never do it again, but we believe this new route will make for an exciting change, and a more enjoyable ride.

While it won't be any easier we have taken the sting out of the tail - and those last four hills that broke many riders in the last 10kms, will now be in the first 10kms, while your legs are still fresh.

Because we #LoveCycling we want you to love this ride - both ways!

The Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge is proudly hosted by the City of Joburg, a world class African City.


Woodmead Retails Center Access


The Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge would like to thank the Woodmead Retail Centre and Woodmead Makro for their continued support and understanding. The shops are still accessible and open for trade on Cycle Challenge Sunday, however your access route might change due to road closures on the day. Please use our interactive map to plan your route, find it on www.cyclechallenge.co.za. It will be active online from early October. We have also made the map you see to show which roads are still open. If you are coming from:

North of Makro: Get onto Pretoria Main Rd from Allandale Rd. Turn right onto Woodmead Dr.

East of Makro: Get onto the N3 northbound and then take the N1 to Pretoria. Take the Allandale offramp. Turn right and immediate right onto Pretoria Main Rd. Turn right onto Woodmead Dr.

The Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge would like to thank the Woodmead Retail Centre and Woodmead Makro for their continued support and understanding. The shops are still accessible and open for trade on Cycle Challenge Sunday, however your access route might change due to road closures on the day. Please use our interactive map to plan your route, find it on www.cyclechallenge.co.za. It will be active online from early October. We have also made the map you see to show which roads are still open. If you are coming from:

North of Makro: Get onto Pretoria Main Rd from Allandale Rd. Turn right onto Woodmead Dr.

West of Makro: Take the N1 towards Pretoria. Take the Allandale offramp. Turn right and immediate right onto Pretoria Main Rd. Turn right onto Woodmead Dr.

If you need any further help, please contact our Call Centre: 011 017 2700.

Join over 28 000 cycling enthusiasts to celebrate the 22nd edition of the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge on Sunday 18 November at Riversands Commercial Park. With 947 shutting down some of the busiest roads on the continent, and thanks to the generosity of the City of Joburg, this safe environment gives cyclists of all abilities the chance to beat previous times, overcome personal challenges, or simply enjoy the breathtaking route of this annual event in Johannesburg's calendar. Cycling enthusiasts have no choice but to be on the start line this year!


Date: Sunday 18 November 2018
Venue: Riversands Commercial Park
Distance: 94.7km
Elevation: 1488m
Entry fee: R504.50 incl VAT
Age group: 12 and above


Enter Cycle Challenge

Enjoy the perks of entering your Company Team!

The Company Teams category offers opportunities to use the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge as a wellness day, a team building adventure, a powerful source of corporate exposure, and even a way to raise funds for a charity through the Ride for a Purpose platform.

Why not approach your HR department, your boss and your colleagues to experience a fun and fierce way to get more active in a team, and eventually enjoy a powerful sense of accomplishment on a bicycle?

While confident and fit colleagues rise to a challenge; they may encourage less active peers to get involved too. All will discover a way to strengthen not just their bodies but also their relationships with their colleagues, and come to shine as ambassadors of their company.

Company Teams enjoy special perks, including earlier start times and race pack pick-ups at the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge EXPO before the masses of other participants arrive.

Hospitality packages offer custom-made chill zones for your team to enjoy post-ride, and this can be almost more memorable than all the hours spent on the bicycle.

A separate Company Teams category will also be added to our prize list. The team with the fastest aggregate time will receive R5 000.00 and an opportunity to choose a registered charity they would like to support with their winnings.

To find out more about registering your company team, email companyteams@hsp.co.za.