Press Release – Dis-Chem Ride for Sight 2024

Article category: Events .
January 22, 2024
Cycling to restore the Gift of Sight

The 35th Ride for Sight will be held on February 18th 2024. This will be the 16th year that Dis-Chem Pharmacies will be the naming sponsors of this quality cycling event which will be held at Boksburg City Stadium, Jubilee Road in Ekurhuleni.

Retina South Africa, the event organisers are appealing to all cyclists to support this enduring and popular road racing event. The co-organisers are all volunteers from community clubs and societies, all experts in safety, cycling, logistics, event management etc. Their dedication and commitment ensures that all the proceeds from the event go directly to Retina South Africa’s research and empowerment projects for South Africans with retinal blinding conditions. These conditions include Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular degeneration, and a host of genetic conditions that, collectively, affect an estimated 1 million South Africans from every community.

The event offers two distances- the 116km Super Classic presented by Ensure Gold that is a seeding event for the two mega rides in the country- the Virgin Active Ride Joburg in 2024 and the iconic Cape Town Cycle Tour 2025. There will be cash prizes to winners in all the official CSA racing categories.

Fun riders may opt for the DS 24 – 62km challenge with a special category for Para cyclists. Category prizes of vouchers, hampers or products will be awarded to winners in this event.

Linsay Engelbrecht the well-known Para Tri Athlete who represented South Africa at the 2022 Commonwealth games is recruiting pilots with tandems to pair with people with vision loss who would love to experience the exciting sport of road cycling. There will be special categories for all para cyclists, as we celebrate accessibility and inclusivity in cycling. Contact her at

Online entries are open until February 5th and all pre-entries will receive a superb Dis-Chem Goodie bag and a  R50 shopping voucher from CycleLab. All entrants are eligible for superb lucky draw prizes including a Venter Bike Trailer, a Sealy Bed set, Cycle Lab vouchers, Biogen Hampers, Vision Works and Moscon sunglasses and many more. A superb Orbea gravel bike valued at R45000, sponsored by CycleLab is the prize up for grabs on the donation draw and Dis-Chem Foundation will match every donation of R50 or more.

Online entries are open at 

For more information on the event go to

Date: Sunday 18 February 2024
Venue: City Stadium, Jubilee Road, Boksburg
Distances: 116km Super Classic presented by Ensure
62km DS24 challenge which includes the Disability Category
Online entries close February 5th
Late entries if available will be at Cycle Lab Lynnwood, Pretoria on Thursday 15th February; Cycle Lab Fourways, Friday 16th February; or Cycle Lab Boksburg, Saturday 17th February until 14h00. 

WhatsApp Queries to 0833065262,
Please join us and cycle to restore the gift of sight.

Released By:
Retina South Africa
NPO 003-184
Tel: 0114501181

For Interviews contact:
Linsay Engelbrecht
SA Para Triathlete
Mobile: 0845549227

Claudette Medefindt [English]
Race Secretary
Mobile: 0833065262

Mariza Jurgens [Afrikaans or English] 
Marketing Retina South Africa
Mobile: 0665813948

Various local languages:
Lindiwe Maredi
Tel: 0114501181

 Victoria Musimbo
Tel: 0114501181

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