Some of the readers may know the Gobabeb-based cycling team, Team Topnaar. This team has now completed three Desert Dash races as a four-man team. They have done exceptionally well, finishing well below the cut-off time of 24 hours in all the years, and once even making it to the top four.
Team Topnaar has done all of this on bicycles donated by Mannie Heymans and using gear donated by many other cyclists. But their bicycles, which are used for training and sometimes for transport, have recently started showing a lot of wear, forcing them to consider abandoning their dream of another Dash.
Fortunately, Nedbank has stepped in to support them, sponsoring, together with Mannie Heymans, four new Silverback hardtail mountain bikes. We were present last week when the Team took delivery of the bikes and we can attest to the fact that they were more than happy about this good news.
The team wants to thank Nedbank (who is also picking up the tab for the costs of participating in the Dash) and Mannie Heymans for these wonderful racing machines. Keep an eye out for them on the Dash, and give them a shout-out…