A few of our staff members will be representing HESC in the upcoming 94.7 cycle challenge on the 15th of November 2015. The 94.7 cycle challenge is an annual race held in Johannesburg, and is the world’s second-largest timed cycle race after the Cape Argus Cycle Race. It is known to be a tough race with many different gradients, and is exactly 94.7 km long around Johannesburg.
Our brave representatives have agreed that training is required, and took to the challenge in a venue called The Cradle of Humankind. To beat the heat, riders all met at 6am and were on the road 15 minutes later. Cyclists could choose from either one lap of 30 kilometres, or two laps of 30 kilometres for a combined distance of 60 kilometres.
Our cyclists will be riding in order to raise awareness and funds for the support of the Hoedspurit Endangered Species Centre. The 94.7 race has an initiative called ‘Ride for a Purpose’, where individuals or businesses can participate for a personal cause or charity. This is how HESC came to be involved.
We would like to wish our team good luck, and thank them for representing all of us for this really good cause.