Wessel Botha

Professional Cyclist

Wessel has been adventuring on two wheels from a young age. His first taste of freedom came from riding with his friends in primary school. They would cycle from house to house, exploring and building jumps, without a worry in the world. These friends are still some of his best friends today, all connected through a bicycle. Wessel has carried this sense of freedom cycling offers him through his life, the only difference is the adventures have gotten bigger and more demanding.

Wessel has raced alongside some of South Africa’s best mountain bikers, exploring Southern Africa. His most memorable achievement was a team victory at the 2018 Wines2Whales race, where he discovered a newfound confidence in his cycling abilities.

Thriving outdoors, Wessel enjoys riding motorbikes and bicycles, hiking, having casual braais with friends, and fishing from a kayak. His pet peeves include slow drivers in the fast lane, load shedding, and people putting the toilet roll on backwards.

  • 1st Place, Magalies Monster, 2023
  • 2nd Place, Sani2C, 2023
  • 4th Place, SA Marathon Champs, 2023
  • 3rd Place, Cape Pioneer Trek, 2022
  • 3rd Place, SA National Championships XCO, Bloemfontein, 2022
  • 3rd Place, Tankwa Trek, 2022
  • 2nd Place, SA XCO Cup Series, Gauteng, 2021
  • 1st Place, SA NAtional Championship XCO, Cape Town, 2020
  • 3rd Place, Attakwas Extreme, 2020
  • 1st Place, Wines to Whales, 2018