Thousands of cyclists are taking part in the 23rd edition of Discovery 947 Ride Joburg which has officially kicked off at Riversands commercial club on Sunday.
Discovery 947 ride Joburg is the world's second largest timed cycling race.
There will be several road closures but there are alternative routes open for motorists.
Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) spokesperson Wayne Minaar said, “Motorists can use the N14, N1, William Nicol, Rivonia Road and Oxford Road as alternative routes. JMPD officers will be on duty will be on duty to assist with the traffic, and the roads will be open 3pm.”
Executive Mayor of the City of Joburg, Herman Mashaba has also wished men participating in the 94km men’s elite race well.
Visit www.947ridejoburg.co.za/interactivemap to view all the road closures, a detailed route map, and an interactive map to help motorists find alternative routes.