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History

My life and passion lies in the mountains, in riding its trails, respecting the environment and, most importantly, helping others get just as much enjoyment from them as I do.

This sometimes is easier said than done. Mountain biking is a sport that requires skill, knowledge and a degree of fitness in order to get the most out of it.

Throughout my career racing at the highest level, helping build trails and mark race routes and as a coach, I’ve garnered a great deal of experience that’ll help you ride your best.

And that’s not me boasting. Time and care need to be added to practice when improving your form on the mountain bike, whether it be to race harder, recover faster, be more skillful or simply to enjoy all mountain biking has to offer while riding within your limits.

I’m a Level 2 UCI coach, an ex-pro racer, an ex-bike shop owner, a lover of two wheels and drinker of a beer or two to bring a great day in the mountains to perfect close.

Here’s a brief look at the timeline of my career.

2004

I started the Epic Bike Shop wit my wife, Aylex, we started our own race team. My influence had lead her to started riding more seriously, and in the process she dominated Womans XC in her age category. She even dominated ladies 10 years younger than her!

2004 Season:

Elite category XC Provincials 4th Overall. 24 Hours of Marmesbury 1st Mixed team. Pick n Pay MTB Argus Marathon 10th. Knysna Oyster Festival 50km Marathon 25th.

2005 Season:

Elite category XC Provincials 4th Overall. Pick n Pay Argus MTB 8th. Knysna Oyster Festival 85km Marathon 15th. Apple Blossom Mtb Maraton 2nd.

2006 Season:

Elite category XC Provinvcial 3rd Overall. Pick n Pay Argus MTB 9th. Knysna Oyster Festival 85km Marathon 10th. Sani2C Adventure 5th Overall Mixed Category.

2007 Season:

Took a break and did some fun riding and trail riding.

2008 Season:

22nd Overall Sani2C Adventure Open Category

2009 Season:

Many races attended for fun and brand building but no “racing” took place for me.

2010 Season:

Much the same, concentrating on work and trail riding for my soul.

2011 Season:

Saw me help and train new up and comers from Cape Town and Namibia, both young men achieved Provinicial colors and Namibian colours respectively. Riding with the young guns kicked me back into gear! Wines2 Whales Adventure saw my wife and I drop from out of A batch due to her broken ankle! Young gun Martin replaced her and we came 2nd on Day 2 and 8th Day three due to Sidewall tear!

2012 Season:

24 Hours of Oak Valley 3rd Overall in Solo on a SINGLESPEED!! Garden Route 300 22nd Team Overall.

2013 Season:

24 Hours of Oak Valley 3rd Overall in Solo again. 1st King of Lebanon Race. 2nd Worcestor 115km Ultra Marathon. RE-CM 200 6th Overall in Category and 10th Overall against Teams. Apple Blossom Mtb Marathon 10th. Lebanon Forest MTB Race 3rd. Dr Evil Classic 2nd Overall. Wines2Whales Adventure 3rd Sub Vets and 4th Overall.