Race Report 

The 35th Dis-Chem Ride for Sight cycle race held at the Boksburg Stadium attracted 2 800 starters, reflecting an enormous increase on the previous year’s entry numbers.
There were three race distances on offer: 116km, 62km and an 8km fun ride for the less adventurous. 

A strong breakaway of six riders: Kent Main, Jaco van Dyk, Jared Hay, Christiaan
Klopper, Casper Kruger, Bradley Scott and Dirk Nel opened up a near record 6-minute
advantage on the peloton in the Elite Men’s race.

You can download a copy of the full report here.


Visit the Finish Time website at www.finishtime.co.za to access your race results. You’ll have the option to download a copy of your certificate.

If you have any inquiries regarding the results, feel free to reach out via email to support@finishtime.co.za

Donation Draw 

Henru Huggett was the winner of the Orbea Gravel Bike, valued at R45,000, generously sponsored by Cycle Lab. 

A heartfelt thank you goes out to all the cyclists who generously purchased one or more tickets for the donation draw. Through their support, an impressive R68,000 was raised, and these funds will be dedicated to advancing research aimed at discovering treatments for Inherited Retinal Diseases.

We extend our warmest wishes to Henru as he embarks on countless joyful hours riding his new bike! 

Picture contains a representative from Cycle Lab handing over the bike to the Winner Henru Huggett with the word winner below the image and the cycle lab logo in the right hand corner of the image

Para Category

Linsay Engelbrecht, a Para Tri-Athlete who has proudly represented South Africa at the Commonwealth Games and a volunteer at Retina South Africa, strategically leveraged the event as a platform to promote inclusivity by involving more para cyclists and raising awareness about retinal vision loss.

In the para category, the event witnessed a surge in participation, including visually impaired cyclists, hand cyclists, and tandem teams.

Picture is of one of the para tandem teams crossing the finish line

Picture contains two hand cyclists on their modified bikes

Picture of 2para tandem bicycles crossing the finish line

Linsay orchestrated a remarkable feat by recruiting 21 sighted volunteers willing to pilot tandem bicycles alongside Visually Impaired Persons (VIPs) seated at the back. This audacious initiative aimed to empower and transform lives, as these courageous duos tackled a grueling 62 km road race, competing shoulder-to-shoulder with cyclists possessing normal vision. The racecourse became a canvas for strength, resilience, and the indomitable spirit that competitive road cycling ignites.

A heartfelt expression of gratitude extends to the dedicated volunteer pilots who demonstrated unwavering commitment, patience, and camaraderie with their VIP tandem partners. Their selflessness fueled the success of this inclusive endeavor.

Special recognition goes to the sponsors of the Para Category,  The Silver Flair and Rebel Safety Gear, whose contributions made the race possible. Additionally, kudos to A9 Media Design for the eye-catching cycling jersey designs. The collective efforts of organizations like Silverton Engineering, Panda Sports, David & Deale, Benwood Manufacturing, Hydro Chemical, Pick ‘n Pay Oaklands, Consulting Chemical Labs and the dedicated employees of Sensory Logix ensured that the “Save Our Sight” Team could participate in this transformative event. 

Picture contains some of the para cyclists in the special cycling shirts standing next to each other

Picture of the para cyclists on the tandem bikes with their sighted pilots

Picture contains two hand cyclists on their modified bikes


Co Sponsors & Sponsors 

To all our incredible Co-Sponsors and Sponsors of the Dis-Chem Ride for Sight 2024 cycle race, we extend our heartfelt gratitude! Your unwavering support has fueled this remarkable event, enabling us to create lasting impact and inspire countless cyclists. 

Special thanks to our Co-Sponsors:

  1. Dis-Chem our naming sponsor.
  2. The Dis-Chem Foundation who are matching all the donations raised in the Donation Draw.
  3. Ensure Gold for sponsoring the 116km event.
  4. DS 24 for sponsoring the 62km event. 

Page contains all the sponsors and co sponsors logos

Organising Committee & Helpers

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the organizing committee and dedicated helpers who played an integral role in ensuring the resounding success of the 35th Dis-Chem Ride for Sight event. Your tireless efforts, meticulous planning, and unwavering commitment have been instrumental in orchestrating this remarkable cycling event. Each detail was carefully considered, and your hard work contributed significantly to the event’s seamless execution.

Logos of the organising committee for the Ride for Sight 2024

Water Point Co-Ordinators

We express our sincere appreciation to all the dedicated individuals who manned the water stations, ensuring our cyclists remained well-hydrated.

Special thanks to the following companies for overseeing these water points:



2nd Boksburg Scouts 

We want to express our deepest appreciation for your unwavering commitment, boundless enthusiasm, and tireless efforts during the Ride for Sight. Your invaluable support made a significant impact on the success of the event.

Scouts helping handing out goody bags to cyclists at Cycle Lab Boksburg

From assisting with registration at Cycle Lab on the Saturday before the race, to guiding participants to parking areas on race day, to distributing free samples, handing out medals and offering assistance wherever needed. 

Picture of 3 scouts handing out medals at the Ride for Sight 2024 and a Dis-Chem Banner in the background

Your dedication truly embodies the spirit of scouting, and we are immensely grateful.

Thank you for being an integral part of this remarkable event. We look forward to future collaborations and more shared adventures.

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