On Sunday 20 November 2016, a record-breaking 145 cyclists took up the challenge to ride for a purpose and participated as part of Team Guide-Dogs in the 20th 947 Cycle Challenge. Months of training, hard work and dedication came down to a gruelling 94.7 kilometre route which kicked off at the Riversands Commercial Park and took cyclists through some of the most scenic areas in Johannesburg. The route promised to test the perseverance of thousands of registered cyclists and featured a number of challenging hills. With the sun beating down on the cyclists; it surely was no mean feat.
Team Guide-Dog cyclists were greeted with ice cold facecloths and refreshments at the post-race hospitality stand and a welcome sports massage by therapist Nina Joubert provided much-needed relief to tired muscles.
During the course of the year, cyclists have been raising additional funds via our sponsorship drive. All proceeds go to S A Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind and will assist in our efforts to make a difference in the lives of differently-abled individuals.
A combined total of R69,926.00 was raised by Team Guide-Dog cyclists!
Congratulations to the following winners of the 2016 Team Guide-Dogs sponsorship drive:
Robert Farndell 13,300.00
Diane Appelgryn 9,453.40
Vaughan Harries 8,920.00
We would like to thank all Team Guide-Dog cyclists, we would not be able to continue with the work we do without your participation and support. We look forward to having you join us again in next year’s Cycle Challenge!