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947 Ride Joburg
Race details
Datemid-November
RegionJohannesburg, South Africa
English name947 Cycle Challenge
Nickname(s)Everyone's Race, Ride Joburg
DisciplineRoad, Mountain Bike and Children's events
TypeOne-day
Race directorTanya Harford[1]
History
First edition1997 (1997)[2]
Editions21

The 947 Ride Joburg (formally known as the 94.7 cycle challenge)[3] is the world's second-largest timed cycle race, after the Cape Argus Cycle Race.[4] It is held annually on cycle challenge Sunday, the third Sunday of November in the city of Johannesburg. Between 20,000 and 30,000 participants complete the challenging 94.7 km (58.8 mi) course every year. The event's main sponsors are 947 (radio station) and Telkom (In previous years, Momentum.)[5]

The 94.7 Mountain Bike Challenge is held the weekend before the road race. It consists of two distances; a 30 km (19 mi) race and a 55 km (34 mi) race. In 2012 a 40 km (25 mi) fun ride was introduced and took place the day before the 94.7 Mountain Bike Challenge.

Past winners[edit]

Men[edit]

Arran Brown, winner of 2 Challenges, after placing third in 2012
Year Country Rider Team
1997  South Africa Nicholas White
1998  South Africa Ryan Cox
1999  South Africa Robert Hunter
2000  South Africa Malcolm Lange
2001  South Africa Malcolm Lange
2002  South Africa Daniel Spence
2003  South Africa Ian McLeod
2004  Italy Antonio Salomone
2005  South Africa Darren Lill
2006  Slovakia Martin Velits[6]
2007  South Africa Herman Fouche Team Konica Minolta[7]
2008  South Africa Malcolm Lange Team MTN
2009  South Africa Arran Brown Medscheme[8]
2010  South Africa Nicholas White Medscheme[9]
2011  South Africa Arran Brown MTN–Qhubeka
2012  South Africa Reinardt Janse van Rensburg MTN–Qhubeka
2013  South Africa Willie Smit Team Bonitas
2014  Namibia Till Drobisch MTN–Qhubeka WCC Feeder Team
2015  South Africa Stefan de Bod MTN–Qhubeka Feeder Team
2016  South Africa Brendon Davids Swiss Cycles
2017  South Africa Daryl Impey Orica–Scott
Sharon Laws winning the 2012 women's Challenge

Women[edit]

Year Country Rider Team
2000  South Africa Mari Rogers
2001  South Africa Mari Rogers
2002  South Africa Wanda Ariano
2003  South Africa Samantha Bounds
2004  South Africa Samantha Bounds
2005  South Africa Lisa Vermaak
2006  South Africa Yolandi du Toit
2007  South Africa Anriëtte Schoeman
2008  South Africa Anriëtte Schoeman [10]
2009  South Africa Joanna Van De Winkel
2010  South Africa Cherise Taylor
2011  South Africa Ashleigh Moolman Team Nashua Toyota
2012  Great Britain Sharon Laws Momentum Toyota
2013  South Africa Ashleigh Moolman Momentum Toyota
2014  Netherlands Marianne Vos Rabo–Liv
2015  South Africa Ashleigh Moolman Bigla Pro Cycling Team
2016  Germany Charlotte Becker Team Hitec Products
2017  South Africa Ashleigh Moolman Bia Africa mixed team
2018  South Africa Carla Oberholzer Demacon
2019  South Africa Carla Oberholzer Demacon MaxWax

Winners' speeds (male and female)[edit]

Rider Avg. speed Year
 Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA) 12.11 m/s 2012
 Sharon Laws (GBR) 9.89 m/s 2012
 Nicholas White (RSA) 11.68 m/s 2010
 Cherise Taylor (RSA) 9.56 m/s 2010
 Arran Brown (RSA) 11.74 m/s 2009
 Joanna Van De Winkel (RSA) 9.44 m/s 2009
 Malcolm Lange (RSA) 12.76 m/s 2008
 Herman Fouche (RSA) 11.78 m/s 2007
 Martin Velits (SVK) 11.44 m/s 2006
 Darren Lill (RSA) 12.10 m/s 2005
 Daniel Spence (RSA) 12.02 m/s 2002
 Malcolm Lange (RSA) 11.84 m/s 2001

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "94.7 Cycle Challenge factsheet". Archived from the original on 14 December 2008. Retrieved 2 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Gauteng.net, 94.7 Cycle Challenge". Retrieved 23 June 2009.
  3. ^ "NEW OWNER FOR 947 RIDE JOBURG". Ride Joburg. 2 September 2020. Retrieved 28 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Big Rides: 30,000 In South Africa". PezCycling News. 29 November 2006. Retrieved 19 November 2008.
  5. ^ Madumo, Lesego (19 September 2008). "Cycle challenge deadline extended". city of johannesburg > news archive. Retrieved 19 November 2008.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Cycle Challenge: 10 out of 10, November 21, 2006". Archived from the original on 12 March 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2009.
  7. ^ "Another success for Cycle Challenge, November 19, 2007". Archived from the original on 30 October 2009. Retrieved 23 June 2009.
  8. ^ "94.7 Cycle Challenge Results website". Archived from the original on 18 June 2009. Retrieved 23 June 2009.
  9. ^ http://supersport.com/cycling/sa-cycling/news/101121/Team_Medscheme_end_season_on_35_wins_with_a_vicorious_947_Cycle_Challenge
  10. ^ "Anriette Proves Pocket Rocket Power, Gsport for Girls. November 17, 2008". Retrieved 23 June 2009.[permanent dead link]

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