Ride for a Purpose

The 947 Cycle Challenge is more than just a cycle race, it is a platform for people to do something great. Whether they are achieving a personal goal, like the many novices who tackle the 94.7km route, or supporting a charity by raising funds and awareness under the banner of Ride for a Purpose; or helping others who need a boost out on the route, this is an event that allows participants and supporters alike to be more, to be better and to make themselves and the whole of Joburg, proud.

Last year, over R11,8 million was raised through riders who took on extraordinary rides, to help generate funds that will enable 160 organisations to continue, and even escalate, the work that they do, which reaches far and wide across South Africa.

It takes commitment to ride 94.7kms through Joburg but it takes something even more special, to ride the distance – and sometimes ride twice that distance as many charity riders do the double lap – for a cause that is greater than ourselves.

Last year, over R11,8 million was raised through riders who took on extraordinary rides, to help generate funds that will enable 160 organisations to continue, and even escalate, the work that they do, which reaches far and wide across South Africa.

Through the fundraising efforts of the 947 Cycle Challenge, children will be fed, and learners will be better educated. Sick and suffering people will have better access to treatment and care, victims of abuse will receive support and love – and these are just some of the many whose lives are improved thanks to the efforts of Cycle Challenge riders.

Enter your Charity Team

A Charity Team is made up of 10 or more entries to help raise funds for the charity. The charity makes use of the event as a platform for fundraising as well as awareness.

If you’d like to register a charity with the event:

If you have a charity that you wish to register with the event and use the event as a platform to raise funds, contact Debbie Mabule at charityentries@hsp.co.za

If you'd like to ride for or donate funds to a registered charity:

Contact the team leader directly for information on how to become a part of their charity.

Below are the charities who have registered to Ride for a Purpose:


Charity NameTeam leaderEmail AddressWebsite
Rare Activists Shevaun McCreedy events@rarediseases.co.za http://www.rarediseases.co.za
Muscle Riders Robert Scott mdfgauteng@mdsa.org.za http://www.mdfgauteng.org
Abraham Kriel Bambanani Ricci Boonzaaier rb@abrahamkriel.org http://www.abrahamkriel.org
Border Collie Rescue Gillian Pearson gillypearson1@gmail.com http://www.facebook.com/collierescuesa
Growing Champions Leroy Rabie rabie@mweb.co.za http://www.growingchampions.co.za
Jump Charity Foundation Cornemari Schoonraad info@jumpfoundation.co.za https://www.facebook.com/JUMP-Charity-Foundation-118668355485307/
Afrika Tikkun Claire Alexander events@afrikatikkun.org http://www.afrikatikkun.org
Brain Child Fund Anina Schreuder info@brainchildfund.org http://www.brainchildfund.org
Hope Risen Foundation Robert Lage cycle@hoperisen.org http://www.hoperisen.org
The Early Care Foundation Tamzin Nel tnel@anchorcapital.co.za http://www.ashatrust.com
SPCA Midrand Brenda Lucas info@midrandspca.co.za http://
Epilepsy South Africa Elsabe Winkler elsabewinkler@gmail.com http://www.epilepsy.org.za
COACH ( Coalition of Anglican Children's Homes) Sandhira Poonsamy sandhira@coach.org.za http://www.coach.org.za
Streetlight Schools David Fu fu@streetlightschools.org http://www.streetlightschools.org
Qhubeka Gaylene Campbell gaylene@qhubeka.org http://www.qhubeka.org
JAM SA Elaine Ngwenya elaine.ngwenya@jamint.com http://www.jamsa.co.za
PPA Stay Wider of the Rider Liz Heydra liz@pedalpower.org.za http://www.pedalpower.org.za
Frida Hartley Shelter Mark Meltzer mark@carteragencies.co.za http://www.fridahartley.org
Stepping Stone Hospice Judy Joubert judy.joubert@absa.africa http://www.steppingstonehospice.co.za
Heal the Burns (Baragwanath Paediatric Burns Unit) Lyndsay Barr lyndsay@healtheburns.co.za http://www.facebook.com/baraburnsunit
Heart and Stroke Foundation SA Rubeshan Nayager rubeshan.nayager@heartfoundation.co.za http://www.heartfoundation.co.za
Germiston - Bedfordview SPCA Jacques Peacock peacockjacques@gmail.com http://www.facebook.com/spca.germiston-bedfordview
The Almond Tree Zina Rotherham zina@thealmondtree.co.za http://www.thealmondtree.co.za
St Davids Marist Foundation Fiona budd foundation@stdavids.co.za http://www.stdavids.co.za/foundation-home.html
SOS Marlene Riley marlene@dwrdistribution.co.za http://
Sunshine Centre Association Ruth Phiri ruth@sunshine.org.za http://
San Salvador Home Ann Pearton annpearton@gmail.com http://www.sansalvadorhome.org
Smile Foundation Chloe Torr chloe@smilefoundationsa.org http://www.smilefoundation.co.za
Wildlife Conservation Trust Ricki Kirschner fundraising @hesc.co.za http://www.wildlifeconservationtrust.co.za
Pink Drive Febe Meyer febe@pinkdrive.co.za http://www.pinkdrive.co.za
Cotlands Natalie Frank natalie@cotlands.org http://www.cotlands.org
Corona Lodge Stewart Dalziel dalziel55@gmail.com http://
Vet Books for Africa An-Marie van Deventer info@vetbooks.org http://www.facebook.com/VetBooksForAfrica
More Balls Than Most Nelius du Preez nelius@pinkdrive.co.za http://www.mbtm.co.za
A Kidney Beanz Trust Alyson Magor alyson@kidneybeanz.co.za http://www.kidneybeanz.co.za
The Lumohawk Foundation Joel Stransky joel.stransky@pivotalgroup.co.za http://www.lumohawk.co.za
The Recovery Foundation Roberto Ferreira roberto@therecoveryfoundation.org.za http://www.therecoveryfoundation.org.za
The Village Safe Haven Amanda De Wet amanda.dewet@rmb.co.za http://www.villagesafehaven.org.za
LIV - Lanseria Debbie McCrystal preschool@liv-lanseria.com http://www.liv-lanseria.com
HOPE Worldwide South Africa Keith Marais keith.marais@hopewwsa.org http://www.facebook.com/HOPEworldwidesa.org
Pathways Roodepoort Esme Alberts esme@asecurity.co.za http://www.pathwaysroodepoort.org.za
Barkston Place Kerri-Ann Jacobs kerri@marnox.co.za http://www.barkstonplace.co.za
SA Airforce Association Johannesburg Carol van Rensburg info@jhb.saafa.co.za http://www.saafa.co.za
You and Me vs MND Kevin Jordan kevin.jordan555@gmail.com http://www.facebook.com/YouandMeVersusMND
Thandulwazi Trust Maths & Science Academy Charne Haak chaak@stithian.com http://www.thandulwazi.com
FACT Feed a Child Today Estelle Mengel Estellem@mosaiek.com http://
Conor James Foundation Michael Funke michael@conorjames.org http://www.conorjames.org
The Sushi and Panda Foundation Megan Taylor megan@thesushiandpandafoundation.co.za http://www.facebook.com/thesushiandpandafoundation
SANPARKS Honorary Rangers Natasha Wendelstadt nwendelstadt@voltex.co.za http://www.sanparksvolunteers.org
Ranties Laerskool Randhart Ondersteuners Klub Corli Carratu admin@labourresolution.co.za http://www.facebook.com/Rantiesondersteunders
Thandanani House of Refuge Paul Mckibbin 947@thandanani.org http://www.thandanani.org
Sparrow Schools Educational Trust Lois Grobbelaar lois@sparrowportal.co.za http://www.sparrowschools.co.za
Tzaneen Care Group Heather van Heerden admin@tzaneencaregroup.co.za http://www.tzaneencaregroup.co.za
Adorabull Terrier Rescue and Rehabilitation Joma Karsten adorabullrr@gmail.com http://www.adorabullterrier.com
Botshabelo Makopano Mutloatse office@botshabelo.co.za http://www.botshabelo.co.za
Doctors Without Borders SA Kgothatso Banoe kgothatso.banoe@joburg.msf.org http://www.msf.org.za
Feenix Natasha Smit natasha@feenix.org http://www.feenix.org
I Love Boobies Kim Webb kim@iloveboobies.co.za http://www.iloveboobies.co.za
Kungwini Welfare Organisation Michael Williams projects@kwo.org.za http://www.kwo.org.za
Reach for a Dream Husna Haniff husnaa@reachforadream.org.za http://www.dreamriders.co.za
The Cows /Choc Jayde Fouche daisy@thecows.co.za http://www.choc.org.za
The Paige Project David Barson cycle@thepaigeproject.co.za http://www.thepaigeproject.co.za
Vuleka School Brandon Townsend marketing@vulekaschool.co.za http://www.vulekaschool.co.za
Dignity Dreams Hein Lubbe hein.lubbe@gmail.com http://www.dignitydreams.com
Campus Crusade for Christ Dawie Pieterse dawie.pieterse@cccsa.org.za http://www.cccsa.org.za
Bethany House Trust Beverley Blake beverley.blake@icloud.com http://www.childincrisis.org.za
Pilanesberg Wildlife Warriors Rose Simpson fundraising@ho.org.za http://www.ho.org.za
Bulldog Rescue Angels Jolanda Vorster bulldogrescueangels@gmail.com http://www.facebook.com/BulldogRescueAngels/
Jakaranda Kinderhuis Karin Berriman marketing@jacarandachildren.co.za http://www.jacarandachildren.co.za
Little Eden Society Nichollette Muthige marketing@littleeden.org.za http://www.littleeden.org.za
South African Guide - Dogs Association for the Blind Yolande van Rooyen yolandev@guidedog.org.za http://www.guidedog.org.za
Everybody Love Everybody Thalia Charvat thalia@ele.org.za http://www.ele.org.za
Trojans Neurological Trust Caitlin Tracey trojansneurologicaltrust@gmail.com http://www.tntsa.co.za
Seeds of Africa Gwendoline Chikerema gwen@seedsofafrica.co.za http://www.seedsofafrica.co.za
Cystic Fibrosis Association Central Alan Dunn alanfdunn@gmail.com http://www.sacfa.org.za
Micro Miracle Foundation Charnel Muller charnel@micromiraclefoundation.org.za http://www.micromiraclefoundation.org.za
The Olive Children's Foundation Susan Snell olivechildrensfoundation@gmail.com http://www.olivechildrensfoundation.org
Botshabelo Makopano Mutloatse office@botshabelo.co.za http://www.botshabelo.co.za
Rizpah Pam Erasmus pamerasmus77@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Community/Rizpah-Bediening-1961840400761027/
Rainbows and Smiles Bonita Suckling bonni@rainbowsandsmiles.org.za http://www.rainbowsandsmiles.org.za
GIBS Alumni Wellness Club (GWAC) Joseph Maboko gibsalumniwellnessclub@gmail.com https://www.instagram.com/gibs_alumniwellnessclub/
Thabang Children's Project Admire Kamonere admin@thabang.org http://www.thabang.org
L.U.C.C.A School Ashley Heine admin@luccaspecialkids.co.za http://www.luccaspecialkids.co.za