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Ride for a Purpose

The Virgin Active Ride Joburg hosted by the City of Johannesburg, is more than just a cycling race – it’s a platform for participants to accomplish something greater than themselves. Whether achieving a personal goal; fundraising for charity or helping those who need a boost en route, this event allows participants and supporters alike to reach out, support each other, and make themselves and the whole of Joburg proud.

retreat &restore at farm sanctuary
retreat &restore at farm sanctuary

Why not commit to tackling the challenging 97km route for a cause that is greater than yourself? Since its inception in 2011, the Ride for a Purpose initiative has helped countless charities raise over R103 million, enabling these organisations to continue the good work they do, touching lives across the nation.

How to become a Ride for a Purpose Hero
Register your charity team

A Charity Team is made up of 10 or more entries to help raise funds for the charity. Only registered charities may use the Virgin Active Ride Joburg as a platform to raise funds and awareness for their cause. Registrations of new charity teams close on 29th September 2024.

Join a registered charity team

If you’d like to ride for or donate funds to a registered charity, choose a registered charity and contact the team leader directly for information on how to become a part of their charity. Charity entries close on 29th September 2024.

You will need to use a promo code from the charity team leader to link you to their team when entering online.

Charity Teams

Abraham Kriel Bambanani
Ricci Boonzaaier

Bethany House Trust
André Kleynhans

Border Collie Rescue
Gillian Pearson

Boston Terrier Rescue South Africa
Nadia Gous

Bulldog Rescue
Jean-Mari Smit

Annelien Cyster

Leillani Geduld

Els for Autism South Africa

Inga Mdlatu

Germiston Bedfordview SPCA
Jacques Peacock

Guide Dogs
Nicole Barros

Nicky Webb

Jozi Justice
Nigel Laver

Handre Verreynne

Nadine Mason

Midrand SPCA

Brenda Lucas


Brigitte Potgieter

Mouse-Free Marion
Liezl Pretorius

Muscle Riders
Robert Scott

Pedal For Good
Jaco van der Linde

Pedalling for Nutrition
Malvern Mhlanga

Rare Diseases South Africa
Sumaya Moodley

Retina SA
Linsay Engelbrecht

Ride for Smiles
Itumeleng Maboye

Melani Winkler

Mpiliso Skosana

Save the Children SA
Renias Muwando

Stella de Kock

The Bethany House Trust
Andre Kleynhans

The Character Company
Thando Malepe

The Society for Animals in Distress
Meg Harvey

The Stroke Survivors Foundation Team
Tarryn Sinden

Teddy Bear Foundation
Dalene Bishop

Thomson Smillie Foundation Bike Club
Wesley Thomson


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