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5 things to remember ahead of Discovery 947 Ride Joburg Kids Ride

8 November 2019 2:46 PM

Socializing with other kids or having family fun on a bicycle offers a great way to burn calories, boost a child’s life skills and confidence, and sneak better fitness into that little body.

Socialising with other kids or having family fun on a bicycle offers a great way to burn calories, boost a child’s life skills and confidence, and sneak better fitness into that little body.

The Discovery 947 Ride Joburg Kids Ride offers a wonderful adventure with closed off routes where children aged 2-10 with different skill levels get to experience an exciting day out where winning is not the main focus. All finishers receive a T-shirt, medal and goodie bag to celebrate their participation, and are able to enjoy some time together off their bicycles at the Spur Fun Zone!

The ride is finally taking place this Saturday 9 November, if you and your little ones will be joining us, we've got you covered with everything you need to know.

Venue and route at Steyn City

The Kids Ride winds through the picturesque Steyn City. You will be able to see the kids riding for about 90% of the route, but some sections may be hidden from view. There are spectator areas along the route where you can view the kids as they tackle the course.

Steyn City is situated north of Fourways on the R511. Familiarise yourself with the venue and parking plan to make sure your day is hassle-free.

Parking access through Cedar Road gatehouse and Runnymead Road only

Parking for the event will be at Steyn City, as indicated on the venue map. You can only access the venue from the Cedar Road gatehouse or the Runnymead Gate on Runnymead Road. William Nicol gatehouse is closed to the public.

Please take care when driving through the parking area as the surface is slightly uneven. Drop a pin on your smartphone to geo-locate your parking spot. This will make finding your vehicle after the event easier

Kids Ride race number and T-shirt

Remember your child’s race number and attach it to the front of their T-shirt.

If your child is in the Birds group, you would have received two identical numbers. Attach the first number to the front of their T-shirt and the second number to the front of your own T-shirt. Remember the race number is the unique identifying number that can assist the organisers if your child gets lost on the day.

Sunblock, hat, and helmet

While it’s great to be out in the sun, please make sure your child a hat and sunscreen to protect their skin. Don't forget to bring your child's helmet along. No helmet = No ride.

Get your child’s bike ready

Make sure your child’s bike is in good working order. Avoid disappointment and don’t leave maintenance until the last minute. There will be a bike mechanic at the venue selling minor accessories. Bring some cash along in case of a bike-repair emergency

Get familiar with the venue below and visit 947ridejoburg.co.za for more details.


8 November 2019 2:46 PM