Every year we have the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge. It is 94.7 km (I did a rough conversion… it’s about 59 miles) bicycle race through the streets of Johannesburg.
It is one of the biggest cycling races in the world and we’re very proud to be a part of it.
Every year there are road closures to keep the cyclists and motorists safe… it’s an amazing operation and I love being behind the scenes because I really get to experience how the authorities in this amazing city work and how they all work together. It’s incredible.
I was up at 3am on Sunday and at the Waterfall Country Estate at 4am. I was situated in the JOC – Joint Operations Centre where I sat reporting traffic live on 94.7 Highveld Stereo. I sat amongst our South African Police Service, our Metro traffic cops, Off Road Rescue, Netcare 911, Think Bike, ADT Security, Altech Netstar tracking and so on. I felt like I was in Special Ops. Next year I want my own walkie-talkie. Kidding. Kind of.
|My traffic desk where I reported LIVE from the JOC. Please note the number of cups of coffee I have around me. 4am is EARLY…|
|The sunrise was gorgeous|
|Francois Pienaar came to visit me the JOC|
The weather was also perfect for the cyclists. It wasn’t too hot and it was overcast.
I had the opportunity to go up in the helicopter… It is beautiful to see our city from the air. We really do live in the greenest city in the world.
|About to go up in the chopper with Pilot Kevin|
|Kyalami Race Track|
Well done to everyone who attempted, who completed and who supported the race. It really was a brilliantly organized, incredible day!
Here’s to next year… who knows…maybe I’ll even be on a bike. I have always said I’d like to do it just once. I think I should attempt it, properly this time.