It’s all systems go as cyclists from all across the world descend on Johannesburg for the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge, taking place on Cycle Challenge Sunday – a worldwide challenge which takes place on the third Sunday of November each year.
The city – mainly the northern suburbs, Braamfontein and parts of Randburg – will be on lock-down on Sunday, 19 November 2017 as the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge kicks off at 05:00. The route starts in Riversands and stretches to Braamfontein via Sandton and then curls back towards Riversands via Jan Smuts Avenue and Malibongwe Drive.
The Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge is the world’s second-largest timed cycle race, with the Cape Argus Cycle Race being the largest. Between 20 000 and 30 000 participants complete the challenging 947 km course every year. This event gives cyclists the opportunity to ride routes they never would be able to ride.
Here is a link to a comprehensive map of the 947 Cycle Challenge route.
By Shawn Greyling