Theo Ngubane

An Inspiring Story

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January 10th, 2014

The inspiring story of an 18 year old rider who, this past year, was the first black South African to compete in the downhill World Championships…

“Theophillus Ngubane or “Theo” grew up and lives in the Township of Kayamandi in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Theo first fell in love with bicycles and dirt at the BMX track that was built in the Township. Last year was his first time racing downhill and having a Downhill bike. In that short time Theo became the first ever black South African to race downhill at a World Championship.

But for Theo riding has nothing to do with the colour of your skin or where you are from, it’s about that pure joy, that amazing feeling only a bicycle can bring and experiences, and bonds you have with others who feel the same way.”

A well done video about a story that should make you smile…

  • Jerry-Rig

    great story.

  • mfreeman72

    Probably my favorite mountain bike video in a while.

  • monicosh

    I love stories like these!!! Awesome stuff, guys.