Reach For A Dream is calling all cyclists to pedal for a purpose by joining its charity team, Dream Riders, proudly sponsored by Old Mutual Insure

Cycle for Dream Riders in Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg 2023 and make dreams come true


Johannesburg, South Africa – 10 August 2023: Are you an avid cyclist, looking for a way to make a difference while following your passion? Join Reach For A Dream’s charity team, Dream Riders sponsored by Old Mutual Insure, on 19 November 2023 at the iconic Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg and make a difference in the lives of children facing life-threatening illnesses.

Every year, thousands of people sign up for the 947 Ride Joburg to conquer 97km of the gruelling road race. Of these riders, hundreds add extra impetus to their efforts by riding for Reach For A Dream, one of South Africa’s longest-running charities with a mission to give hope and joy to children who are facing their biggest battles.

“Each Dream Rider’s commitment to this gruelling race is a testament to their empathy for our dreamers. It’s a beautiful act of solidarity that says, ‘Your fight is our fight, and together, we can conquer anything,'” says Reach For A Dream CEO Julia Sotirianakos.

Thanks to Old Mutual Insure, every rand raised through Dream Riders goes directly to making dreams come true.

According to Thabile Nyaba, Chief Risk and Sustainability Officer at Old Mutual Insure, partnering with Reach For A Dream resonates deeply with the company’s values and commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of others.

“We are proud to partner with Reach for A Dream and support Dream Riders,” says Nyaba. “We are there for our clients during their most challenging moments, oftentimes when having experienced traumatic losses and events. We make a meaningful difference by helping them back on their feet. It is in this same spirit that we hope to make a difference to the many courageous children going through their darkest moments when battling severe illnesses.”

It costs R 1800 to join the Dream Rider’s charity team, after which cyclists will receive a variety of perks such as complimentary Ciovita cycle shirts, durable tog bags complete with cycling socks, casquettes and other goodies. They will also enjoy a charity start time, exclusive invitations to pre-event meetups and access to the post-race hospitality tent for relaxation.

To register:

Step 1: Register for the Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg on the website ( and use the following Reach For A Dream charity code:

  • 97km: DTH–486
  • 35km: DTH–486

Step 2: Sign up to become a Dream Rider and pay your R1 800 charity fee on Reach For A Dream’s website:

Step 3: Gear up your fundraising efforts to make even more dreams come true. Simply create your own campaign on GivenGain:


About Reach For A Dream

Reach For A Dream has been one of the country’s most recognisable and credible charities for the last 35 years. Off the back of being awarded the CSI Legacy award for Best NGO in South Africa for 2022, the Foundation has grown from strength to strength by encouraging children to use the power of their dreams to fight life-threatening illnesses and make these dreams come true. Visit

About Old Mutual Insure 

Old Mutual Insure is the oldest non-life insurer in South Africa with a history that dates back more than 180 years. We partner with brokers to offer an extensive range of insurance products and solutions to fulfil personal, commercial, and corporate needs. We also provide insurance products for the agriculture, engineering, and marine sectors. As a brand, we promise to do great things as we protect what’s important to our customers and put them first in everything that we do. Old Mutual Insure Limited is a licensed FSP and non-life insurer.

Media contacts: 

Reach For A Dream – Birgit Deibele: 

Old Mutual Insure – Sharon Wood: