We’re super excited that Songezo Jim will be joining us for this Friday’s whisky tasting and fireside chat!
Songezo was the first Black South African to make it to the World Tour, riding for MTN Qhubeka (currently Team Qhubeka ASSOS). He now runs the Songezo Jim Cycling Academy in Masiphumelele, inspiring the next generation of young South African talent not only by giving them the opportunity to participate in the sport but also by supporting them through their education. As you may have seen recently, Masiphumelele was devastated by a massive shack fire just before Christmas, making the academy an even more important resource and safe space for the community.
Songezo has been a part of the Hotchillee family for many years and we can’t wait for you all to meet him and hear his story later this week.
Find out more about the Songezo Jim Cycling Academy here.
Glen is usually behind the scenes making sure that the Hotchillee Ride Captains and event participants have fully functioning bicycles to ride but he occasionally makes an appearance in front of the camera to share his wisdom. If he’s not fixing or building bikes he’ll be out riding in #SweetSussex. If you want to know anything about Cyclocross, Glen is the man to ask.