Sunday, November 19th, 2017

About Me


This is the page I am going to struggle with. If there is nothing below this sentence, you had better come back another day when I can think of something interesting to say about myself.

Right, here is the thing, I don’t know how much to say to make you feel comfortable enough to sponsor me. This is particularly important if you do not know me very well, or even at all!

I live in Cadmore End with my wife and four beautiful daughters (slight bias creeping in here) where we have lived for the past 12 years. Let’s start with a photograph, one that makes me look much younger than I actually am, taken last summer.

Steve looking non-plussed

Steve looking non-plussed at the prospect of falling off his bike several times a day for 8 days!

It has been suggested that I am undertaking this unusual challenge because I am going through my mid-life crisis. This could indeed be true as I will be only a few months off my 1st half century by the time the trip takes place. My wife is taking comfort in the fact that I am not running off with a younger woman. At least that’s what she tells me!

Many of my friends do not know that I was an avid off-road biker in my younger years. The problem is I haven’t ridden a motorbike in over 20 years, with the possible exception of a few circuits around the house on my brothers smallholding in the Klein Karoo on a quad bike. That probably doesn’t count.

This is going to be an interesting ride…

Here is the Authorisation Letter from Enduro Africa for the disbelievers!