Without assistance from the City of Joburg, we could never have hoped to be lining up for the 21st edition of one of the biggest and most interesting timed cycling events in the world!
New in 2017: Trek Troopers
Organisers have taken another step in helping social riders get through the Cycle Challenge in the time required.
The Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge is proud to announce that iconic Swiss watchmaker, TAG Heuer, will be the Official Timekeeper of the race in 2017.
The Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge is predominantly supported by locals, with 85.99% of our riders coming from Gauteng. However, the stature of the event does attract international riders from as far afield as the USA who make enquiries about riding, and a French travel operator has joined the event for the last two years with an interest in packaging tours to ride the Cycle Challenge, to the French.
A two-person tandem can let a parent share the adventure of riding with a child who is not fit or skilled enough to ride on their own, allow a couple who don’t usually pedal the same pace or distance to enjoy a ride together, or offer crazy racing for two strong riders. However, there are a few things to bear in mind:
‘Blue Bikes’ is an initiative of VW in partnership with the Qhubeka Bicycle Education Empowerment Programme.
The Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge is very pleased to confirm that we will once again be hosting a UCI 1.1 Women’s Race. This will be the third edition of this prestigious race within the race, and we look forward to welcoming international, African and local teams once again.
Here's what you'll be seeing when there's a rider with a coloured number board ahead of you that you might want to salute, even if you pass them! ;-)
You wanted more information on how your start time is determined... here it is!
In recent years the traffic density on many of our roads in South Africa has made riding mountain bikes increasingly popular because it is safer – but is this really a sport for women?
Even if you are just planning to ride and enjoy the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge with plenty of calm training, part of the challenge of this race is the fact that it’s not quick, nor easy.
Need a reminder about why mountain biking is an awesome sport to enjoy whether you are a racer, an experienced participant, a newbie or anywhere in between?
We could keep telling you how awesome the #CCMTB routes are, but take it from someone who rides a lot, like commentator and former Springbok Joel Stransky.
Socializing with other kids or having family fun on a bicycle offers a great way to burn calories, boost a child’s life skills and confidence, and sneak better fitness into that little body.
For those who love the wilderness-feel in a big city, here are some great trails to explore in and around Johannesburg.
For the past few months, we’ve been asking you to enter The Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge. You’ve probably always wanted to, but maybe you don’t have the one thing you need to actually do it – a bike.
With the Telkom 947 Kiddies Ride approaching, and summer officially starting in less than 2 weeks, we’ve found some great advice to help you get your newbie cyclist #CCKiddiesRide ready!
Not sure if you are skilled or fit enough to ride the Telkom 947 Mountain Bike Challenge routes? Going for rides in mountain bike parks in and around Gauteng will allow you to prepare for your ride by becoming more skilled, confident and fit, and some facilities also offer skills clinics, which are highly recommended.
You’ve entered #CC2017 – what next? We’ve answered your 5 most frequently asked questions below:
Facebook fans shared their highlights from the race route through Joburg - showcasing a broad range of fond favourites!
We reflect on the growth of the iconic Cycle Challenge event from humble beginnings to what it is today.
With less than 3 months to go to Cycle Challenge Sunday, we're ramping up our advice to help you train for the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge.
Mountain biking is intended as an outdoor adventure, and the 25km route offers novices exactly that.
Why not experience a double dose of #LoveCycling? We’ll reward your commitment to cycling off-road and on closed roads for the Dirty Double with a green number board during the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge, so everyone will know you are part of the Dirty Double Club!