Bryan Joseph

Bryan JosephHi, my name is Bryan Joseph and I am currently a 17-year old cyclist, part of the Steenberg High Cycling Club. I grew up iBryan Josephn Lavender Hill with my grandmother and several other adopted kids. I cycle because I enjoy it but it was also my way of getting out of the house so that I didn’t have to be under the dark cloud that always hovered in the house. I now live with my uncle in Mitchells Plain.

I’ve been cycling for the past 4-years and have taken part in competitions like the Cape Argus Pick ‘n Pay Cycle Tour, Die Burger Cycle Tour and many other events, big and small. In 2012 I was part of the group that had the opportunity to go to Knysna for the Oyster Festival and took part in two races which included a 15km and 50km race. In the 15km race I took second place.

I cycle because it keeps me fit, out of trouble and away from the bad influences that many teenagers my age face. I enjoy cycling because it’s like a stress reliever for me and keeps my mind off any issues I may be facing. Most importantly, it’s fun and keeps me happy because when we’re together as a group, we’re a family.

Bryan JosephOne of my biggest goals is to one day win a big event like the Cape Argus or Die Burger Cycle Tour. To achieve this I will maintain my exercise and fitness, to better my techniques and to persevere no matter what my circumstances may be. I’d like to one day cycle professionally.

I have been motivated by Kidz 141 Projects to help the youngsters in our communities that don’t have the opportunities and resources to become something great. One day I’d like to open a cycling club that’ll help to get teenagers off the streets and let them cycle, to keep them away from wrong doings and motivate them to become that person they endeavor to be. Like the slogan of Kidz 141 Projects says, “To create a step in the right direction”.

Event Date Event Name Race Time Position Start Group Age Group Average Speed
30/11/2014 Stellenbosch Cycle Tour (95km ) 02:47:26 1106/5418 33/87 M Jr 34.04
25/10/2014 Chris Willemse Cycles Durbie Dash (46km  01:52:31 227/426 43/79 M U18 24.53
09/03/2014 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour (109km)          
02/02/2014 GP Koning Waterproofing & Roofing Roller Coaster League & Funride (85km) 02:51:26 448/1029 I-J M U18 29.75
26/01/2014 Bouckaert-Soenen League, Funride and MTB (72km) 02:20:27 70/538 R-S M U18 30.76
10/03/2013 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour (109km) 03:22:03 2827/31659 J M U16 32.37
17/02/2013 Medallion Tour de Stellenbosch (97km) 03:11:00 909/1760 S M U18 30.47
03/02/2013 Tour de PPA (106km) 04:18:19 452/707 J M U16 24.62
27/01/2013 Bouckaert-Soenen League, Funride and MTB (72km) 02:27:24 118/646 R-S M U18 29.31
02/12/2012 Die Burger Cycle Tour (92km) 02:46:49 1134/4746 E M U16 33.09
27/10/2012 Durbanville High School (94.3km) 02:55:54 439/693 K-L M U16 32.17
21/10/2012 Tiletoria West Coast Express (85km) 02:43:36 529/879 Y-Z M U16 31.17
07/10/2012 Engen Dynamic Cycle Challenge 2012 (Wellington) (95km) 03:24:12 469/629 TEMPL M U16 27.91
08/07/2012 Pick n Pay Weekend Argus Rotary Knysna Cycle Tour (50km) 01:58:46 146/506 B M U16 25.26
07/07/2012 Pick n Pay Weekend Argus Rotary Knysna Mountain Bike Event (15km) 00:42:04 2/106 F M U16 21.39
11/03/2012 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour (110km) 03:47:52 6560/29839 CC M U16 28.96
26/02/2012 Bay City Cycle Tour League and Funride (84km) 03:01:55 734/1427 Z M U16 27.7
19/02/2012 Medallion Tour de Stellenbosch League and Funride (97km) 03:08:50 804/1300 X-Z M U16 30.82
05/02/2012 The GP Koning Waterproofing and Roofing Roller Coaster (88km) 04:25:06 1072/1087 X-Z   19.92
22/01/2012 Cycle Lab Cape Cobra Challenge (85km) 03:41:33 901/1103 V-Z   23.02
15/01/2012 Tour de PPA (72km) 02:40:32 156/400 Y-Z M U16 26.91
04/12/2011 Die Burger Cycle Tour (92km) 03:35:29 2560/4192 L M U14 25.62
29/10/2011 Durbanville High School (30km) 02:09:46 71/109 MH-MJ   13.87
09/10/2011 Engen Dynamic Cycle Challenge (Cape Town) (43km) 01:36:13 66/189 W-Z M U16 26.81

Bryan did not finish the Cape Argus Cycle Tour 2014 as he was involved in a collision on the 25km mark near Tokai.