Calling on all cyclists to activate your heart for change!

Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg returns to Joburg’s streets on 17 November 2024. This day is a call to action for individuals, communities, and organisations to raise funds towards bursaries to cover tuition fees and study materials for our 14 MES Joshuas.

MES invites you to support our team and raise funds for the MES Joshua Youth Servant Leadership programme.

How you can get involved with MES and Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg

  • Dedicate your ride to MES when registering for the Ride for a Purpose initiative on the 947 Ride Joburg website. Our promo code is SEM-657. Click here to redeem our promo code.
  • Raise R2500 for your entry fee and your MES shirt.
  • Contribute or sponsor a MES Joshuas entry fee.
  • Ride alongside and engage with our Joshua team on 17 November 2024.
  • Join us at the MES water point on race day to motivate riders and celebrate the day in MES spirit!

Interested to get involved? Contact Brigitte Potgieter at MES Johannesburg on 011 725 6531 or email her at

Why support the MES “Ride for a Purpose” initiative?

  • Funds raised will support the Joshuas with university registration, tuition fees, and study materials.
  • You can request an 18A Tax Certificate for your generous donation.
  • Your involvement will go a long way in enabling our Joshuas to continue supporting the youth and inner-city communities in Johannesburg.

For further assistance on how you can raise funds or pledge your support for our Youth Servant Leaders, please contact us at 011 725 6531 or email

More about our Joshuas

The MES Joshuas is a servant leadership gap-year programme for 14 selected matriculants with leadership potential. These youths play a vital role in the MES learners programmes, where they become mentors and tutors for the younger children in the After School Programmes (ASPs), in sports, arts, and the MES Dance 4 A Purpose projects. At the end of the leadership year, MES supports them in finding suitable training, study bursaries or employment. Most Joshuas remain MES supporters, and some have become strong champions for MES’ work.

Your donation and/or promotion of this MES flagship programme will empower these aspiring leaders to obtain the education they desire and make a lasting impact in their communities.

Follow the Joshua’s 947 Ride Joburg journey

Regular updates will be shared in the gallery below.