Entering the Discovery 947 Short Ride

The Discovery 947 Ride Joburg has introduced a 40km* fun ride on Sunday 17 November 2019. The Short Ride will start at Atholl Oaklands from 09h30* and join the main route onto the M1 South, continuing along the remaining Ride Joburg route through the Kyalami Grand prix Circuit, finishing at Riversands Commercial Park. Shuttles will be available to transport finishers at staggered intervals back to the short route start. *subject to change

When will the Discovery 947 Short Ride be held?

The Discovery 947 Short Ride will be held on Sunday, 17 November 2019. This distance starts in Atholl Oaklands and finishes at Riversands Commercial Park.

How much is the entry fee?

The entry fee is R440 per person (incl 15% VAT)

When do the entries close?

Entries for the Discovery 947 Short Ride will close on Friday, 4 October 2019

Do I have to qualify for the Discovery 947 Short Ride?

Individual entrants do not need to qualify, however you need to be able to ride at an average of 15km/hr and finish within 3 hours.
At least one of the tandem entrants will be required to have a tandem result timed by Racetec.

How old do you have to be to enter the Short Ride?

Participants must be older than the age of 10 years on the day of the Discovery 947 Short Ride. Special dispensation may be applied for in writing to the Race Office for younger entrants. Any entrant under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

What kind of bikes are allowed in the Discovery 947 Short Ride?

Any traditional bicycle or tandem bicycle that is not motorised. Recumbent bicycles and hand cycles are also allowed in certain categories. Time trial bikes are not permitted. No e-bikes are allowed.

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).

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.