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.
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.
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!
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.
Organisers have taken another step in helping social riders get through the Cycle Challenge in the time required.
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:
We’ve done some research – and here are a few local spots to help get your child on their bike in a safe environment, and #CCkiddies ready:
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.
Mr Active says there is no time like the present to start training for the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge.
In recent years the traffic density on many of our roads in South Africa has made riding mountain bikes increasingly popular because it is safer – but is this really a sport for women?
Even if you are just planning to ride and enjoy the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge with plenty of calm training, part of the challenge of this race is the fact that it’s not quick, nor easy.
We could keep telling you how awesome the #CCMTB routes are, but take it from someone who rides a lot, like commentator and former Springbok Joel Stransky.
Socializing with other kids or having family fun on a bicycle offers a great way to burn calories, boost a child’s life skills and confidence, and sneak better fitness into that little body.
Learn more about the Ride for a Purpose initiative ahead of Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge.
For the past few months, we’ve been asking you to enter The Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge. You’ve probably always wanted to, but maybe you don’t have the one thing you need to actually do it – a bike.
With the Telkom 947 Kiddies Ride approaching, and summer officially starting in less than 2 weeks, we’ve found some great advice to help you get your newbie cyclist #CCKiddiesRide ready!
Take the hassle out of making your way to the venue on the morning of the Cycle Challenge and come camp with us!
Not sure if you are skilled or fit enough to ride the Telkom 947 Mountain Bike Challenge routes? Going for rides in mountain bike parks in and around Gauteng will allow you to prepare for your ride by becoming more skilled, confident and fit, and some facilities also offer skills clinics, which are highly recommended.
Facebook fans shared their highlights from the race route through Joburg - showcasing a broad range of fond favourites!
We reflect on the growth of the iconic Cycle Challenge event from humble beginnings to what it is today.
Young Linda was just five years old when he convinced mom to buy him a bicycle, and now he's enjoyed the Kiddies Ride 5 times.
Mountain biking is intended as an outdoor adventure, and the 25km route offers novices exactly that.
Why not experience a double dose of #LoveCycling? We’ll reward your commitment to cycling off-road and on closed roads for the Dirty Double with a green number board during the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge, so everyone will know you are part of the Dirty Double Club!