Ride for Sight Photographs
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.
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!
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.
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