Nic Dlamini – local hero
“Nic was friends with one of our riders, and would often see our team training in Muizenberg. That’s when he first became aware of Velokhaya.”
“He was nicknamed ‘The Bear’ by his mom. We got it from her.”
“He would often sleep in the clubhouse overnight when there was a race to go to the next day, because he lived in Capricorn Park, a long way from Khayelitsha.”
“When he was young, you’d swear he was lifting weights – you could see his body was that of an athlete.”
“At 16, he needed to make a choice between cross-country running and cycling, because he needed to start honing his skills. But we didn’t want him to feel intimidated by us, and choose cycling just because he was seeing us. I wanted him to be certain about his choice.”
“Nic is not a fluke, and his victory means a lot… It means that we are doing the right thing. We may not have all the resources at our disposal, but we use what we have.”
FROM THE STREETS OF KHAYELITSHA TO A WORLD TOURPODIUM –NIC DLAMINI’S SUCCESS STORY IS STILL BEING WRITTEN.