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.
Picking a favourite part of the Cycle Challenge route? NOT as easy as it sounds!
Facebook fans shared their highlights from the race route through Joburg - showcasing a broad range of fond favourites!
You’ve entered #CC2017 – what next? We’ve answered your 5 most frequently asked questions below:
With less than 3 months to go to Cycle Challenge Sunday, we're ramping up our advice to help you train for the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge.
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.
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!
Peter Plath finished last year's Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge for the 14th time with a time of 3 hours and 51 minutes.
Dlamini speaks to Xolani Gwala about how his career started.
Feeling like you might be way in over your head with this offroad race entry? Relax, we've got your back!
The Tour de France grabs new fans for cycling every year, but it would be great to inspire these fans to start pedaling too?
Veteran cyclists share advice they would give someone entering the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge for the first time.
If you want to ride the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge this year, riding your bicycle in winter could be a bit tough.
A bicycle could never have been invented without technology, and we have to admit that #LoveCycling means #LoveTechnology.
It can be tough to stay active during Winter. There are a number of training opportunities that can keep you motivated and on a bike while the mornings are dark and cold - 947’s Alex Caige decided to take on a high performance customized programme at CycleZone in Rosebank.
If you put in some well-planned hours on your bike you can feel the benefit when it comes to Cycle Challenge Sunday.
Biased mountain bikers don’t like to hear that road cycling can vastly improve their fitness with constant effort; and some fanatical roadies are not even prepared to consider riding on dirt unless they have to. As big fans of all bicycle moves we prefer not to choose, but here are 5 reasons to give mountain biking a chance if you haven’t:
We loved this piece by Sally Perkins, a professional freelance writer. She enjoys reading, hiking, spending time with her family and travelling as much as possible. She has a keen interest in road safety as she is a cyclist.
We loved this piece in Soweto Urban West Side (by Janice Beckett) about Joseph Jacobs (49) from the Riverlea Cycling Club who said, “when I finished the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge, I reached a milestone that I thought I'd never reach.”
The Company Teams category offers opportunities to use the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge as a wellness day, a team building adventure, a powerful source of corporate exposure, and even a way to raise funds for a charity through the Ride for a Purpose platform.
Having staged the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge for 20 incredible years, we’ve had the pleasure of hosting many loyal riders time and again.
Telkom, 947 and the City of Joburg #LoveCycling - it’s why we take over the city with over 30 000 bicycles once a year, and hand over the streets to anyone else who’s part of this crazy, special community who #LoveCycling too.
Cycling used to be a men’s sport with not many women involved, but over the past few years the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge has been actively welcoming more and more women to the event and the sport. Over 20% of our entrants are already women and we want you to #lovecycling, and join them in 2017!