Blind cyclist in Cycle Tour
Johannesburg - Blind cyclist and motivational speaker Hein Wagner and his riding partner Gerrie Olivier will take on the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour in Cape Town on Sunday.
Wagner is competing in the race in preparation for the Absa Cape Epic on March 27.
"Gerrie and I have been very busy training in preparation for this year's Cape Epic and believe we're ready for the Cape Argus Cycle Tour. Our aim is to do it under 3 hours on 'Windhond', our road tandem." said Wagner. "And of course I'd like to be the winner of the Frank van der Velde Cup for the first blind rider to cross the finish line." Wagner has taken on many daring adventures including mountain climbing, sailing from Cape Town to Rio and running marathons. He also holds the World Land Speed record for a blind driver.
"I've completed the Cycle Tour once before, but Gerrie's done it many, many times, so he's definitely the more experienced rider." added Wagner.