After 22 editions of the 947 Cycle Challenge, now in its 23rd year, the same world-class event returns with the same organisers and same flipped route as in 2018, just renamed the Discovery 947 Ride Joburg.

To the residents, businesses and churches affected by the route, we understand the impact of the road closures and thank you for sharing your streets for the day. Your co-operation ensures the safety of cyclists and their loved ones, and helps make a difference to many through the Ride for a Purpose campaign, which raised over R11.8 million for charity last year, and R100-million over the past seven years. All participants are encouraged to Ride for a Purpose , and there are already over 120 registered charities taking part to raise funds and awareness for their causes.

As a result, certain roads throughout Johannesburg will be closed from 04h30 – 17h00 by Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department, Johannesburg Road Agency, Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport and the City of Joburg.

The alternative route map and MapIT interactive map is designed to assist residents and motorists to navigate the city avoiding the Road Closures on Ride Joburg Sunday.

We will be notifying all residents, businesses and churches that operate directly or reside along the route by means of resident letters, flyers and via email with all the event details.

Further correspondence regarding the Discovery 947 Ride Joburg in the build-up to the event on Sunday, 17 November 2019 will be made available by means of flyers, posters, media reports, traffic advisories, on the event social media platforms and broadcasts on 947!

We thank you in advance for your support and understanding to all those who may be affected by the event and road closures.

Woodmead Retail Park & Makro Access Map Woodmead Alternative Access Information Road Closures & Alternative Routes

For any further information, kindly contact Resident Communications Manager, Craig Henley on 011 017 2700 or