Rider Profile: Gerrit Pretorius

Name & Surname
Gerrit Pretorius

The race you’ll be taking part in?
Free State Dash

How many Massive Adventures adventure cycle races have you taken part in overall?
This the second. Did 1000 miler last year. Had a ball.

What you’re most looking forward to on the race this year?
Finishing.

Tell us your cycling story?
Buggered my knees playing rugby badly, so cannot run Comrades. Slow rider but strong mind. Propensity for getting lost, even with GPS, resulting in great adventures. Have finished 3 Paris Brest Paris events, 2 Freedom Challenges and every 94.7 road race. Cycle to stay sane and enjoy myself. Biggest cycling achievement: Persuading David Waddilove, with impeccable logic, to extend the cut-off for the Freedom Challenge from 24 days to 26 days.