Mindful March with Sharon Grace Kriel

The word Yoga means to “yoke” or “union”. The three things that I feel we want to unify through our life is mind, body and breath. Which of these is from the most to the less important to you if you were to place them in order?  In terms of our body’s, I believe it is […]

Bicycles And Battle Wounds – Michelle Du Preez

Third time, not such a charm. I have to admit, I’m not one for big crowds, especially if it involves people on bicycles swaying from side to side. It’s the unpredictability that gets me.  I do however love the vibe and comradery people have the ability to bring to events like the Cape Town Cycle […]

From Crocs To Fit – Rentia Deyzel

Knowing nothing about bicycles in 2013, I did my first Cape Town Cycle Tour in Crocs and on an un-serviced bicycle. Yep, no lube on the chain. As you can expect, I had mechanicals. 11 years on, I crossed the finish line in 4 hours and 30 minutes. How has this experience changed from my […]

Just Do It, It’s Not That Bad – Julie Schubart

I enjoyed the Cape Town Cycle Tour and surprisingly shat myself far less than expected. It was my first Cape Town Cycle Tour, and I feared the predicted wind but was happy to find that even the experienced riders said that it was tough. The vibe of the crowd along the route was awesome and […]

You Can – Karien Basson

I didn’t know what to expect. This was going to be my very first Cape Town Cycle Tour. My biggest challenge leading up to the event was getting the time to train between work and daily tasks, so I rode my bike whenever I got the opportunity to. I set a personal goal to get […]

Personal Growth Is The Long Game – Sam Bell

It was a big push for me to show up at the start of the Cape Town Cycle Tour. I’d been battling with a cold for 2 weeks and my training had taken a knock. I had to keep reminding myself that personal growth happens when I take on challenges that have a 50/50 chance […]

Never Give Up, No Matter What – Lesley Van Zyl

Last year, I completed the Cape Town Cycle Tour on my own. It was emotional and on very little training.  With more consistent effort, I was determined this time round to work hard and fulfil my goals. My biggest challenge was going to be my own mind, an eternal fight that goes on between capability […]

Crossing the finish line of the FNB Wines2Whales 2023

Going into the FNB Wines2Whales, the two Dirt Addict teams could not have predicted the kind of experience they would have over the 3 days. Day 1 was scheduled to start in Hermanus, but the last-minute change had the teams ride a circular route that started and finished at Lourensford Wine Estate. “I really wanted […]

Heights don’t hold her back – Elmare Welgemoed

The drop was quite steep. We didn’t believe that we were supposed be climbing down this section of rock but there didn’t seem to be any other way. We were about 2km into the hike and there was no turning back now. Only back at the car did Elmare Welgemoed share that she was afraid […]

Life is for living – Vera Retief  

Vera Retief, Sports Massage Therapist and Lyno Practitioner, joined Dirt Addict in 2022 when she met Anja. Her biggest challenge has been her weight and fitness level and while she considers herself a shy person who prefers smaller groups of people, she has felt supported to work at it. “Because of Dirt Addict, I met […]