Dis-Chem Ride For Sight
Retina South Africa joins with Dis-Chem Pharmacies and the City of Ekurhuleni every February to stage the annual Dis-Chem Ride for Sight. This one-day road event is a seeding event for the Cape Town Cycle Tour and has been so since the inception of this seeding category. The main event - the 116km Super Classic carries with it the Ernest Hunt Trophy- the oldest cycling trophy in South Africa. The event also promotes cycling within the community of Ekurhuleni. It is organised by a dedicated band of volunteers from the cycling, disaster management and security fraternities and has raised over R10 million since its inception in 1989. All proceeds go directly to finding treatments for genetic forms of retinal blindness which affect over 100 000 South Africans.
Johnny Koen and Velotex have been associated with the event almost since its inception.
Entries open in November annually at www.cycleevents.co.za
See also www.retinasa.org.za