Cycling

RIDE FOR SIGHT 2015

This year’s ride for sight we wanted to win, but not just the mixed category….overall in the tandems! This accomplishment is not seen or heard of regularly and male tandems that will recall being in such a situation have vivid, nightmare flashbacks of putting their entire beings on the line to prevent a mixed tandem from crossing that white line in More…

SA MIXED TANDEM ROAD CHAMPIONS 2015

After our introduction to the 2015 racing season with the Fast one in JHB, it was a last minute dash to the metaphoric “line” to get an entry in for the South African road championships in Nelspruit. Having beat the deadline by an hour, we were entered. So bags were packed once again and we made the trip up to More…

TOP STEP OF THE PODIUM FOR THE 2015 LOGISTICS FAST ONE

The 2015 racing season has been much anticipated…December last year saw many hours pass by on the mountain bike in what we crazy cyclists refer to as base miles….it’s all about the base after all. This year,I have teamed up on tandem with Juanita Venter from Centurion, a World Time Trial champ in her age category, a potent and well respected elite More…

CORONATION DOUBLE CENTURY 2014-2ND PLACE

So I was lucky enough to be invited back to the Hotchillee experience for this year’s Double Century cycle race that sweeps through the beautiful regions in and around Swellendam, Western Cape. This, for many riders, is  one of the highlights on the cycling calendar. It marks the closing of the racing season, the beginning of a training season for More…

BERG AND BUSH 2014

Life is about living in the present…enjoying your family, enjoying your hobbies, and enjoying your friends… What better way to combine all of the above than on the berg and bush set in the beautiful town of Winterton. I partnered up again with David Walsh from Bloem- we are essentially brothers; we ride alike, we think alike and some even More…

TRANSBAVIAANS 2014

6 weeks ago I was wondering aimlessly into the void of goalless training and we all know what that means…tomorrow is another today, why ride today? So what better motivation to get those legs thrusting the pedals than a 230km traverse of the mighty Baviaans with an awesome friend, David Walsh..one of my great buddies from the good ‘ol Bloem More…

SANI2C 2014

It’s that time of year again…for what I believe is the greatest multi-stage event this country has to offer, the SANI2C… A weekend of great comradery, adventure, and South African landscape at its best.. For the second year running, I partnered up with Russel Horwood from Knysna. We have thoroughly enjoyed our riding together and there is something about stretching More…

THE ELUSIVE ARGUS

This year was likely to be our best shot at a win. With great form and a number of seasonal classics under the belt including SA road champs and provincial champs, we were feeling good.   The Cape brought out it colours again on the day and made conditions difficult with wind gusts of up to 60km/hr..the first 50km straight More…

SOUTH AFRICAN ROAD CHAMPS

This year’s national road champs were held in a very humid Durban.. Gerhard and I decided to give the time trial a skip and focus on the road race. It was a gruelling battle with possibly the strongest field of tandems we have raced against. 6 laps of an 18km circuit was slow poison with 1500m of climbing thrown into More…

SOUTH AFRICAN ROAD CHAMPS..

And so my love for cycling has wrenched me out of temporary retirement…Yes, I am climbing back onto the tandem again and going to be screaming around the streets of Durbs in an attempt to claim the SA road chaps title.. Racing this Friday…keep you all posted..