Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka's Doug Ryder guest edits Cyclopedia for us!

As I write this, I’ve just arrived home from our African team’s fourth appearance in the Tour de France. It has been another grand adventure at the grandest race of them all.

While it hasn’t quite hit the heights of our previous three Tours, I have again been overwhelmed and filled with immense pride at how South Africans have taken this team to heart and have celebrated it as their own. From the South African flags waved by fans on the road to Alpe d’Huez and on the Champs Elysees, to the thousands of messages of support – this team has a dream and it is an honour to have so many of you come along for to journey.

The Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge is a special race to me and to Team Dimension Data. Reinard Janse van Rensburg, who was on the Tour de France team this year, won it in 2012. Stefan de Bod, won of our talented young South Africans in our feeder team, took first in 2015. I have ridden it as a professional and as an amateur, and have watched it grown from a few thousand people into the massive celebration of South African cycling it is today.

Good luck with your training. Enjoy having the roads of Johannesburg all to yourselves! Be safe and well.

Regards

Doug.

Click here to read the latest Cyclopedia - and to subscribe to receive it in your inbox on a monthly basis!


This article first appeared on CycleChallenge : Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka's Doug Ryder guest edits Cyclopedia for us!


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Sample EWN's award winning podcast giving a voice to the voiceless

Sample EWN's award winning podcast giving a voice to the voiceless

A short podcast series featuring the stories and perspectives of some of the country’s most underrepresented voices: the homeless.

Nikki Bush presents her Christmas Gifting Guide for Kids

Nikki Bush presents her Christmas Gifting Guide for Kids

Human Potential and Parenting Expert Nikki Bush reviews her highly recommendable new toys and games for the festive season.

Plastic is not just an environmental issue, it is also a socio-economic issue

Plastic is not just an environmental issue, it is also a socio-economic issue

Plastic has become a crucial enabler in modern society, but consumers shouldn't close their eyes to the issue of plastic waste.

Banks play a role in driving the sustainability of natural resources

Banks play a role in driving the sustainability of natural resources

Absa is among 130 banks from 49 countries committing to the UN Principles for Responsible Banking, says Shirley Webber (Absa CIB).

How to navigate #RideJoburg road closures with ease

How to navigate #RideJoburg road closures with ease

Discovery 947 Ride Joburg exercises full road closures to ensure the safety of the cyclists. This is how to avoid the closures.The route starts and ends at Century Property's Riversands Commercial Park, just off the R511 in Fourways.

5 Reasons to implement the ERSBio time management solution

5 Reasons to implement the ERSBio time management solution

As a business, one of your biggest expenses will be your workforce, as well as the amount of time spent on managing them.

Popular articles
[VIDEO] Family saved from being hit by speeding SUV goes viral

[VIDEO] Family saved from being hit by speeding SUV goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.