Want to ride for a purpose? We have 140 charities to choose from!

If the idea of using your love for cycling to make the world a better place appeals to you, then join hundreds of people pedaling the streets of Joburg to make a difference.

Mountain Bike Magic

Biased mountain bikers don’t like to hear that road cycling can vastly improve their fitness with constant effort; and some fanatical roadies are not even prepared to consider riding on dirt unless they have to. As big fans of all bicycle moves we prefer not to choose, but here are 5 reasons to give mountain biking a chance if you haven’t:

Share the bicycle blessing

How to get your little ones on a bike ahead of the Telkom 947 Kiddies Ride!

5 Critical Safety Tips for Riders in South Africa

We loved this piece by Sally Perkins, a professional freelance writer. She enjoys reading, hiking, spending time with her family and travelling as much as possible. She has a keen interest in road safety as she is a cyclist.

The Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge helped Joseph Jacobs reach a milestone 

We loved this piece in Soweto Urban West Side (by Janice Beckett) about Joseph Jacobs (49) from the Riverlea Cycling Club who said, “when I finished the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge, I reached a milestone that I thought I'd never reach.”

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.


Having staged the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge for 20 incredible years, we’ve had the pleasure of hosting many loyal riders time and again.


Telkom, 947 and the City of Joburg #LoveCycling - it’s why we 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 #LoveCycling too.

21 Reasons to ride the 21st edition of Cycle Challenge!

Looking for a good reason to enter the 21st edition of the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge – Joburg’s most iconic cycling event? Here are 21!


Cycling used to be a men’s sport with not many women involved, but over the past few years the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge has been actively welcoming more and more women to the event and the sport. Over 20% of our entrants are already women and we want you to #lovecycling, and join them in 2017!