Great news for cycling and fitness enthusiasts! The 2013 edition of the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge is taking place on the 17th of November. This race is Gauteng’s premium cycling event and has been voted Road Race of the Year a few times over the last few years. Over 27,000 cyclists took part in last year’s event.
The Waterfall Country Estate in Sunninghill (which is well-known for its dams, flora and fauna and more) will once again be the host venue for this event. This year’s 94.7 km route starts in the North of the city, follows a path past some of the historic landmarks in the Johannesburg city centre, winds through lush green suburbia before turning onto the N14 highway and then follows a path back into the Waterfall Country Estate. Riders can expect to see landmarks like the Ponte building in Hillbrow, Gandhi Square, the Nelson Mandela bridge and lots more along the way.
Cyclists are also encouraged to Ride for a Purpose and make a difference. The Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge is the perfect opportunity for cyclists to attach a social responsibility goal to their own. The Ride for a Purpose campaign reflects the principles of Lead SA (which calls on South Africans to stand up, do the right thing and make a difference). Last year more than R6.7 million was raised by this campaign and the organizers are setting their eyes on an even higher amount for this year.
The 2013 Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge also supports the Homeless Talk Crèche in Joubert Park (in the Johannesburg CBD). This centre provides daycare for children of Homeless Talk vendors. Their aim is to keep homeless children off the streets while their parents earn a living.
To date more than 32,000 cyclists have entered this year’s Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge. Entries are still open and cost only R400, so if you feel like taking a scenic ride on the streets and highways of Johannesburg enter on their official website now!
Take note that children are also invited to take part in the Momentum 94.7 Kiddies Ride (which takes place on the 9th of November). Kids can still enter on the official website and entries cost only R120 for kids. Races for different age groups are being held over much shorter distances.