I first started my career as a swimmer. I really enjoyed cycling so the obvious sport to pursue was Tri- Athlon.
When I turned 18, I joined my first Pro Team: Cycling News, with Tony Harding and soon after that I started riding for the National Team in Morocco and Egypt.
At the start of 2007, I spent 6 months in Belgium racing for Konica Minolta; this was a big moment in my career. My Team mates were: Hanco Kachelhoffer, Herman Fourche, Chris Froome, Jay Thomson, Tiaan Kannemeyer, Adam Blyth and Christof van Heerden.
Upon breaking my collarbone, I had to return to South Africa. Since then I’ve never had the opportunity to go back to Europe but I carried on racing for local teams on the road and in 2014 I started doing MTB full-time with my good friend Hanco Kachelhoffer – we really enjoyed racing together and obtained excellent results.
When Hanco retired last year I felt as though I was not quite done and I wanted to continue racing and pursuing my passion, which led me to Team ProTouch.
My interests include football, fishing and spending time with my friends and family.
I will be retiring from professional cycling at the end of this year (2018). Before I do, I would like to win a few races and give back to the sport, by sharing some of my experience with young upcoming riders.
TOUR OF GOOD HOPE – Part of 2nd Overall Team (1st SA Team)
EMPERORS – 1-DAY CLASSIC – Part of the Team that took 1st Place
BERGE EN DALE – 1-DAY CLASSIC – Part of the Team that took 1st Place and 2nd U23
CAPE TOWN CYCLE TOUR – Part of the Team that took 3rd Place (Elite/U23)
RIDE FOR SIGHT – 1-DAY CLASSIC – Part of the Team that took 1st Place (Elite/U23)
TOUR OF GOOD HOPE – Part of 2nd Overall Team with our GC rider (Elite/U23) coming in in 3rd Place (1st SA Team behind Dimension Data)
TOUR OF MPUMALANAGA – 4th Place Best Young Rider and part of 2nd overall Team with our GC Rider (Elite/U23) in 2nd Place
WILRO LIONS CLASSIC – Part of Team that took 1st and 2nd Place
100 CYCLE CHALLENGE – Part of Team that took 2nd Place (Elite/U23)
TOUR DE MAURICE – Green Points Jersey
MAGALIES MONSTER MTB – 4th Place
TRANS CAPE MTB Stage race – 1st Overall