Cyclopedia's pick of cyclist gifts

From showy displays of love to smaller (and FAR more affordable) Christmas stocking fillers, our team has researched it all!

Joburg gems along the #CC2017 route

Joburg’s biggest cycle race is around the corner and because 947 loves Joburg, we have found a string of gems along the route for supporters to get the most of out of their experience on the sidelines.

Get to know your Trek Troopers!

The Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge has joined forces with Trek Bikes, to bring you the ‘Trek Troopers’, put in place to help our last few groups out.

Support for the Cycle Challenge from the City of Joburg

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!

Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge now on TAG Heuer time

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.

Tourism impact of the Cycle Challenge

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.

New in 2017: Trek Troopers

Organisers have taken another step in helping social riders get through the Cycle Challenge in the time required.

A tandem tickle

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:

Volkswagen and Qhubeka putting the future in motion

‘Blue Bikes’ is an initiative of VW in partnership with the Qhubeka Bicycle Education Empowerment Programme.

Cycle Challenge granted UCI 1.1 status for the Women's Race

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.