Entering Discovery 947 Ride Joburg 2019
Introducing Discovery 947 Ride Joburg – it’s the same adrenaline-pumping challenge that the event is known for, but with new and exciting features to look forward to. Still starting and finishing at Riversands Commercial Park and organised by the same trusted Organising Committee – you can expect the same world-class event that you have known for the past 23 years.
Back by popular demand, you’ll ride last year’s flipped route that spans approximately 94.7km of thrilling Joburg terrain that you get to own for a day! Supported and hosted by the City of Joburg, this means that you get to cycle safely, while enjoying full road closures along the route.
When is the Discovery 947 Ride Joburg?
The Discovery 947 Ride Joburg takes place on Sunday, 17 November 2019.
How much is the entry fee?
The entry fee is R540 per person (incl 15% VAT and R10 CSA rider levy).
When do the entries close?
The Discovery 947 Ride Joburg entries will close on Friday, 4 October 2019.
Do I have to qualify for Discovery 947 Ride Joburg?
It is recommend that you partake in events which are over 90km and timed by Racetec in order to better your seeding for Discovery 947 Ride Joburg.
How old do you have to be to enter Discovery 947 Ride Joburg?
The minimum age is 12 years. Should anyone younger than 9 years want to ride tandem, we require a letter of consent from a parent or guardian.
What kind of bikes are allowed?
Any traditional bicycle or tandem bicycle that is not motorised. Recumbent and hand cycles are allowed in certain categories. Time trial bikes are not permitted. E-Bikes are allowed however strict T&C’s apply (see e-bike T&C’s).
How will I be timed?
Racetec timing chips are compulsory. If you do not already have a Racetec Timing Chip one will automatically be allocated to your basket when entering online. Chips are sold at R140 (incl VAT).
NO CHIP = NO RIDE!
When will I know my start time?
Once the seeding is finalised in mid October your Race Number and Start Time will be sent to you via email.
How will I get my race number?
You will be required to collect your race number on any of the 3 days before the event, at the Discovery 947 Ride Joburg Lifestyle Expo. Race numbers cannot be couriered or posted.
Where is number collection?
Number collection will be held from 14 – 16 November 2019 at the Ticketpro Dome in Northgate. You will be notified of the times.
On the Day
What if I forget my race number at home?
No number, no ride.
How long do I have to finish Discovery 947 Ride Joburg?
The basis of completing the ride is 6 hours from the last start group however there are cut-off points along the route which you need to stay ahead of on the day. Check the website or your e-Race Brochure for the cut-off times.
What if I decide during the race that I cannot continue?
There is a sweep protocol in place on the day to return retiring cyclists to the finish venue. Tip – try to get to a waterpoint for mechanical or sweep assistance.
How early should I arrive at the venue?
Be at the venue at least an hour before your start time so that you have time to find parking and make your way to the Start. Please note that there may be traffic delays at the venue due to volumes of traffic accessing the venue.
Are there Water Points along the route?
Yes, there are 9 Water Points along the 94.7km route and 4 Water Points on the 40km route. Each water point offers water, Coke and Powerade. Make sure you have your water bottle. Mechanics, physios, and medical support are available at the Water Points.
Are there road closures along the route?
Discovery 947 Ride Joburg is Joburg’s safest race and full road closures will be in effect along the route.