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Event Name: Dis-Chem Ride for Sight
When: 18/02/2024
Where: Boksburg, Gauteng
Category: Road

Join us for the Dis-Chem Ride for Sight taking place on Sunday, 18 February 2024 in Boksburg, Gauteng. There will be three distances to choose from: the 116km Super Classic presented by Ensure; the 62km DS 24 Challenge and a new 8km fun ride.

The 116km is a CSA-sanctioned event with cash prizes in all the CSA racing categories. The 62km will be awarding category prizes in all relevant age groups. The Para category will cater to Para tandems, handcycles, recumbents, etc, The 8km Fun ride is geared for younger riders and novices. All abilities are welcome as we celebrate diversity and inclusivity in cycling.

The organisers are actively promoting the Para Category especially the Tandem event to the Disabled community and hope in this way to empower people and change lives.

Finisher medals, fully stocked water points, and an exciting prize giving will be waiting for you at the finish. A feature of the prize giving will be the awarding of the winner of the popular Dis-Chem Foundation Donation draw. All cyclists who donate R50 or more on their entry will be entered into a draw to win an Orbea Gravel Bike from Cycle Lab valued at R45 000. Other great prizes are up for grabs and these will be drawn from 12h00.

Why this event

ALL proceeds go directly to supporting South African patients losing their vision due to retinal blinding conditions. The success and pace of research have added pressure to our cause as we need to ensure that imminent treatments are accessible to all eligible South Africans. Over the past 35 years, the event has raised over R10 Million to Retina SA’s research and empowerment projects

The event is uniquely organised by a volunteer steering committee, all specialists in their fields of communications, disaster management, event management, and road cycling. This ensures that every rand raised goes directly to the cause and is not filtered through an events management company.

Retina South Africa is the only patient-led NPO working to support and empower South Africans with retinal vision loss. We create awareness, advocate for better services for visually disabled people, and ensure that international trials and treatments are available to all South Africans.

DATE: Sunday, 18 February 2024

VENUE: City Stadium, Jubilee Road, Boksburg, Gauteng.

DISTANCES: 116 km, 62 km, and 8 km

START TIMES: 06h15 – 116 km, 07h30 – 62 km, and 07h50 – 8 km

PRIZE GIVING: 116km Super Classic (presented by Ensure).

Graham Diesel Trophy for the first Master over the finish line in the 116km event. R77,900 will be allocated according to the Cycling South Africa Categories.

62km Category prizes in all age groups from U15 to Master. at 12h00.



ENTRIES CLOSE: Monday, 5 February 2024

START GROUPS: You will receive your start group and race number via SMS.


116 km62 km8 km       (Limited Entries)R550 – IndividualR380 – IndividualR150 – IndividualR910 – TandemR650 – TandemR100 – Para IndividualR550 – E-BikeR380 – E-BikeR200 – Para TandemR500 – Para IndividualR350 – Para IndividualR100 – HandcycleR710 – Para TandemR550 – Para TandemR100 – Para GuideR500 – HandcycleR350 – HandcycleR50  – Day LicenseR210 – Para GuideR200 – Para Guide R50  – Day LicenseR50  – Day License 


Add R50 or more to your entry and stand a chance to win an Orbea Terra Aluminium Gravel Bike valued at R45K, sponsored by CycleLab.

Add R50 or more to your entry and stand a chance to win an Orbea Terra Aluminium Gravel Bike valued at R45K, sponsored by CycleLab.


Thursday, 15 February 2024: 09h00 – 17h00: CYCLE LAB LYNNRIDGE MALL-

No 1 Jacobson Street, Lynnwood Service Rd, Lynnwood Ridge, Pretoria.

Tel: 012 003 2140

Friday, 16 February 2024: 09h00 – 17h00: CYCLE LAB FOURWAYS-

4 Ways Retail Park, Cnr William Nicol & Lesley Avenue, Fourways.

Tel: 011 707 4700

Saturday, 17 February 2024: 09h00 – 14h00: CYCLE LAB BOKSBURG-

Centric Park, Cnr Romeo Street & North Rand Road

Tel: 011 823 3009


116 km route

There will be 6 waterpoints approximately 30 km apart on the route to ensure you stay hydrated.

Waterpoint 1: 30 km from the stadium on the R61 just south of Alrode.

Waterpoint 2: 55 km from the stadium on the R557 just before the West entrance to Suikerbosrand.

Waterpoint 3: (Cut-off at 11:30) 72 km from the stadium on the R42 near the Café Roesta.

Waterpoint 4: (Cut-off at 12:45)Approximately 93 km from the stadium on the R23 just beyond the R554 four-way stop.

Waterpoint 5: On the 62 Km event 30km from the start.

Waterpoint 6: At the finish line at the stadium.

Route Profile

62 km route

There will be 2 waterpoints approximately 30 km apart on the route to ensure you stay hydrated.

Waterpoint 5: On the 62 Km event 30km from the start.

Waterpoint 6: At the finish line at the stadium.

Route Profile

8 km Fun route

There will be a waterpoint at the finish line at the stadium.


View and download the GPX file here


To receive an official time, you will be required to buy an event timing board for R20. All results will be available on the FinishTime website after the event: All timing queries can be sent to support@finishtime.co.za.


The Dis-Chem Ride For Sight Super Classic route, 116km is an Official Premier Seeding event for the 2024 Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg and the 2025 Cape Town Cycle Tour.


In support of the Dis-Chem Ride for Sight initiative, First Freight is pleased to offer transportation of your bicycle at a discounted price, this includes adaptive bikes and tandems!! Kindly enquire within sales@firstfreight.co.za / 011 387 7000.


Dis-Chem Pharmacies

Dis-Chem Foundation


DS 24








082 550 2482 (on the day)

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