JOHANNESBURG - The 2016 Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge got underway at the Riversands Commercial Park on Sunday.
The city’s biggest cycle race is celebrating its 20 anniversary this year, making this year’s edition even more special.
Among those who gathered at the start of the race was Mayor Herman Mashaba, who said the race would boost tourism.
“It brings people into our city. As you’re aware, we have about 30,000 cyclists and some of them come from all parts of the world. This is wonderful for tourism in our city.”
WATCH: Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge live
(Edited by Shimoney Regter)
This article first appeared on EWN : 2016 Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge underway