Road closures as 947 Ride Joburg begins

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Dubbed Africa’s most iconic cycling event – over 12,000 cyclists will test their endurance on a grueling 97 km course.

JOHANNESBURG – Cyclists began on Sunday to embark on the 25th edition of the annual 947 Ride Joburg race.

Dubbed Africa’s most iconic cycling event – over 12,000 cyclists will test their endurance on a grueling 97 km course.

The race, hosted by 94, will start and end at FNB Stadium in Nasrec and feature some of the city’s most scenic spots.

This year’s edition of the road race will be the first of its kind held during a lockdown linked to COVID-19 and will see the return of spectators.

Ravi Naidoo, 947 station manager, said: “As the 947 we are looking forward to it – a new home for the race which is the FNB stadium in Nasrec. Thanks to the city of Joburg for making it safer for them, but also thank you to the community for coming and joining us in celebrating the Joburgers.

“This is the occasion for 947 to celebrate this incredible race and we are looking forward to an incredible day.”

ROAD CLOSURES

Event organizers and the City of Johannesburg have implemented road closures along sections of the route between 3:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Sunday.

Some of the main roads affected include:

  • Nasrec Road
  • Soweto Highway
  • N17 Offramp
  • Jan Smuts
  • Bram fischer
  • Witkoppen
  • M1 South
  • Joe slovo
  • M2 West

Click here for the full list of closures.


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