Rudi’s motivation to cycle comes from his pure love and enjoyment for the sport. Rudi started riding for fun and found a natural ability for the sport. He thoroughly enjoys being in nature, exploring mountains and seeing incredible views - all through cycling. When he started to see improvements in his cycling ability Rudi decided to take a more serious approach to his training.
Rudi acknowledges that being a cyclist has given him the opportunity to travel to new places, meet new people and make great friends along the way. He appreciates racing in beautiful locations that he may not have travelled to.
Apart from cycling Rudi is currently training to become a licensed Pilot and in his spare time he enjoys fishing. His pet peeves include people being late, littering and people leaving a mess.
- 3rd Place, Cape Pioneer Trek, 2022
- 8th Place, SA XCO Cup Series, 2021
- 9th Place, SA National Championships - XCM, 2021