Ride for a Purpose

Use the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge to Ride for a Purpose greater than your personal goals. Whether you’re raising awareness of funds for a cause, cycling in memory of a loved one or riding for a cause close to your heart, the spirit of the event encourages riders to open their hearts as they take to the roads.

For Individuals

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

In 2016, 115 charities registered and raised R13.4 million for their causes. Furthermore, since its inception in 2011, the total raised to date is a staggering R66.9 million!

This year, the Cycle Challenge has once again reserved 5 charity start groups. It means not only can you ride with your friends or fellow activists but you could also be eligible for an earlier start time.


  1. Select a charity from the list below
  2. Contact the Team Leader directly to find out what their fundraising requirements and entry requirements are

For Charities

If you are a charity that would like to register to be eligible to register your charity bond, please contact Nondwe Maqubela: 011 017 2700 or nondwe@hsp.co.za for more information.

Watch this space for a list of charities that you’ll be able to join.

Charity NameTeam leaderEmail AddressWebsite
San Salvador Home Ann Pearton pearton@icon.co.za http://www.sansalvadorhome.org
RARE ACTIVists Shevaun McCreedy events@rarediseases.co.za http://www.rarediseases.co.za
The Paige Project David Barson cycle@thepaigeproject.co.za http://www.thepaigeproject.co.za
Dream Riders/Reach for a Dream Alicia Roffey [alicia@reachforadream.org.za](mailto:alicia@reachforadream.org.za) http://www.dreamriders.co.za
Qhubeka Chris Lewis events.admin@qhubeka.org http://www.qhubeka.org
The Cows Helen Melville daisy@thecows.co.za http://www.thecows.co.za
Stepping Stone Hospice Judy Joubert judy.joubert@absa.co.za http://www.steppingstonehospice.co.za
Smile Foundation Chloe Torr cyclechallenge@smilefoundationsa.org http://www.smilefoundationsa.org
Trojans Neurological Trust Caitlin Tracey caitbiokinetics@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/TROJANSNEUROLOGICALTRUST/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf