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Entries Open for Dis-Chem Ride for Sight 2024

Paid Partnership with Retina South Africa

· By Press Office · 5 comments

Join us for the Dis-Chem Ride for Sight taking place on Sunday, 18 February 2024 at City Stadium, Jubilee Road, Boksburg. There will be three distances to choose from: the 116km Super Classic presented by Ensure; the 62km DS 24 Challenge and a new 8km fun ride.

Willing to help disabled riders participate by piloting a tandem?

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The 116km is a CSA sanctioned event with cash prizes in all the CSA racing categories. The 62km will be awarding category prizes in all relevant  age groups. The 62 km Disabled category will cater for Disabled tandems, hand bikes, recumbents etc, The 8km Fun ride is geared for younger riders and novices. All  abilities are welcome as we celebrate diversity and inclusivity in cycling .

The 116km National Super Classic is once again a seeding event for the Virgin Active Ride Joburg 2024 event and the 2025 Cape Town Cycle Tour.

The organisers are actively promoting the 62km Disabled Category especially the Tandem event to the Disabled community, and hope in this way to empower people and change lives.

Finishers medal, fully stocked water points, and an exciting prize giving will be waiting for you at the finish. A feature of the prize giving will be the awarding of the winner of the popular Dis-Chem Foundation Donation draw. All  cyclists who donate R50 or more will be entered into a draw to win an Orbea Gravel Bike from Cycle Lab valued at R45 000.  Other great prizes are up for grabs and these will be drawn from 12 noon.  

Why this event?

Retina South Africa is the only patient-led NPO working to support and empower South Africans with retinal vision loss. We create awareness, advocate for better services for visually disabled people, and ensure that international trials and treatments are available to all South Africans.

ALL proceeds go directly to supporting South African patients losing their vision due to  retinal blinding conditions. The success and pace of research have added pressure to our cause as we need to ensure that imminent treatments are accessible to all eligible South Africans.

The event is uniquely organised by a volunteer steering committee, all specialists in their field of communications, disaster management, event management, and road cycling. This ensures that every rand raised goes directly to the cause and is not filtered through and events management company.

COST

116 km Super Classic presented by Ensure:

  • Individual Rider: R550
  • Tandem R910
  • E-Bike R550
  • Bona Fide Development Club members: R500 (excluding Day License) (need to enter at the Retina SA Office, no online entries, contact headoffice@retinasa.org.za)

62 km DS 24 Challenge:

  • Individual Rider: R380
  • Tandem R650
  • E-Bike R380
  • Para Cyclist: R350
  • Disabled Tandem: R550
  • Handcycle: R350
  • Recumbent Cycle: R350

8 km Fun Ride: (Limited Number of Entries)

  • Individual Rider: R150
  • Disabled Tandem: R200
  • Para Cyclist: R100
  • Handcycle: R100
  • Recumbent Cycle R100

FOR ALL EVENTS: Please note:  if you are not a CSA license holder you will be required to take out a CSA Day License.

STARTING TIME: 

  • 116km: from 06h15
  • 62km: from 07h30

CUT OFF: 14h00

  • 8 km: from 07h50

CUT OFF: 08h45

LUCKY DRAW: 12 noon

ENTRIES CLOSE: Wednesday, 7 February 2024 at 24h00.

START GROUP & TIMES:

Your start group and race number will be sent via SMS.

Timing by  Finish Timing:

To receive an official time, you will be required to buy an event time board for R20.
Order online with your registration.
Note only a limited number of entries will be available at registration.

REGISTRATION
Thursday, 15 February 2024
CYCLE LAB LYNNRIDGE MALL,
No 1 Jacobson Street, Lynnwood Service Rd, Lynnwood Ridge
Tel: 012 003 2140
From 09h00 – 17h00

Friday, 16 February 2024
CYCLE LAB FOURWAYS
4 Ways Retail Park,
Cnr William Nicol & Lesley Avenue, Fourways.
Tel: 011 707 4700
From 09h00 – 17h00

Saturday, 17 February 2024
CYCLE LAB BOKSBURG
Centric Park, Cnr Romeo Street & North Rand Road
Tel: 011 823 3009
From 09h00 – 14h00

Please ensure you are registered and ready 15 mins prior to your start.

ROUTE INFORMATION:

116 km Long Route
There will be 4 waterpoints approximately 30 km apart on the route to ensure you stay hydrated.

62 km Short Route
There will be 2 waterpoints 30 km apart on the route to ensure you stay hydrated.

8 km Fun Route
There will be a waterpoint at the finish line at the stadium.

Scan the QR Code to Enter

EVENT PARTNERS:

Dis-Chem Pharmacies
Dis-Chem Foundation
Ensure
DS 24
CycleLab
Biogen
Gilette
Transact

Emergency & Communication Service: HAMNET
Please download the MYSOS App for immediate assistance on the day.
Emergency Number on the day: 082 550 2482

Learn More and Enter HERE

Comments

mecheng89

Nov 17, 2023, 5:46 AM

This race is simply too dangerous. I cannot see myself ever entering this race again unless they fix the congestions along the straight going back past Carnival City, and keeping the traffic under control on Barry Marais before the final left hander. The latter scared the shit out of me this year and is totally unacceptable.
Frosty

Nov 17, 2023, 8:22 AM

Some potholes weren’t attended to either. Costs are creeping closer to 947 entry but without road closure.

I’ve missed one event since 2007, due to dislocated AC-joint in a 2013 crash. I feel 2023 will be my last one.

Mokgaga'a mmakubela!

Nov 19, 2023, 6:55 PM

I agree with @Mecheng89. I did it once before COVID-19 and told myself never again. I only do full road closure races
mecheng89

Nov 20, 2023, 6:10 AM

11 hours ago, Mokgaga said:

I agree with @Mecheng89. I did it once before COVID-19 and told myself never again. I only do full road closure races

Ditto. 

Spinnekop

Nov 20, 2023, 7:38 AM

I've done 16 already.  
Day out on the bikes, racing the buddies.......should be fun

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