Fairtree Racing

Responsibility. Confidence. Discipline. Respect. Humanity

FAIRTREE RACING TEAM

The Fairtree Racing team aims to provide a first-class biking experience combined with our passion to make a difference in our community. This is done by creating opportunities for talented young individuals – either through riding or through related work opportunities.

Our Vision

Responsibility. Confidence. Discipline. Respect. Humanity


At Fairtree Racing we have a culture of promoting a healthy lifestyle using the discipline of cycling to address both sporting and social challenges. The Fairtree Racing Team is a positive example to others and illustrates that sport has the power to unite communities and change individual circumstances. We strive for excellence and our aim is to prove that through hard work and dedication full potential can be reached and results can be achieved.

The Fairtree Racing Team has proved that through dedication and hard work great results can be achieved. Our aim is to keep the Racing Team small and manageable, with personal attention given to each rider. The individuals in the Racing Team are incredibly dedicated and we know that this commitment to excellence will produce the results that the riders strive for.

Meet the team

Team Manager | Unathi Msophi | 30 Yrs

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He is the Manager overseeing the trail building team at the Stellenbosch Trail Fund and was intricately involved in the UCI MTB World Cup in Stellenbosch. His willingness to sacrifice weekends to get the team to events and constant motivation has contributed to the success of the team.

Team Captain | Thando Ntuthu | 33 Yrs

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The team captain that has been with Fairtree since 2008 and the glue that keeps the team together. His riding has grown from strength to strength and 2018 we look forward to giving him more opportunities in XC races. A highly talented mechanic, he is currently doing a course through ETA, kindly sponsored by the ABSA Cape Epic for which we are extremely grateful. A family man and a great contributor to Fairtree’s success we are grateful to have this kind of quality person amongst us.

Team Member | Luyanda Thobigunya | 22 Yrs

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Luyanda is our top rider, clinching the Origins of Trails top spot in 2016. His partnership with Lorenzo Le Roux has gone from strength to strength and we look forward to watching them attempt a top 100 finish in the 2021 ABSA Cape Epic. He currently works at Casa Cerveza and is a great asset to making Fairtree racing team a centre of excellence.

Team Member | Siyabulela ‘Rasta’ Tutu | 27 Yrs

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Rasta has completed two ABSA Cape Epics and has even raced in Columbia! A highly experienced and quality rider Rasta assisted Zola to complete his first ABSA Cape Epic in 2018. Always quick to laugh and to pull off a great dance move this “madala” of the team knows how to ride a bike!

Team Member | Bongani Bhusakwe | 26 Yrs

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Bongani has completed one ABSA Cape Epic (2017) and a few Wines2Whales events. A highly skilled mechanic and rider, he loves nothing better than to look after peoples equipment. He is always involved in events and forms an intricate part of our service team at the ABSA Cape Epic and Wines2Whales. He is the traveling mechanic with the Unogwaja charity event and loves to travel. Despite losing his brother in 2017 “Bongs” is always armed with a smile and a phenomenal attitude to life.

Team Member | Sandiso Xethu | 26 Yrs

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Known as the team joker with the apt nickname, Sunny. Sunny has
completed two ABSA Cape Epics and two Wines2Whales and also
raced XC for South Africa. An extremely talented rider who never
loses his sense of humour. He raced the 2018 ABSA Cape Epic
with Stephen Brown from Fairtree Capital and is currently one of
the managers and tour guides at the Boschendal Trail Centre.

Team Member | Zola Ngxakeni | 22 Yrs

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Zola joined Fairtree in 2016 as a downhill specialist. Geordie and Dewald assisted him on the downhill circuit and he podiumed at a WP downhill event in Jonkershoek. His transition to XC in 2018 was phenomenal with a great result in the 2018 ABSA Cape Epic under the Fairtree Didata banner. He is currently studying tourism at Boland College and works part time at the Boschendal Trail Centre. Zola will be participating in the Sani2C 2021.

Team Member | Lorenzo Le Roux | 25 Yrs

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Lorenzo started cycling in 2011 and has competed in the Attakwas,
Tankwa Trek and the Wines2Whales cross country races. He has a
few marathons races under his belt and the 2021 Absa Cape Epic will be his third.
2016: Wines to wales- 2nd | Die Burger – 4th
2017: Absa Cape Epic

Team Member | Sive Boyce (Besty) | 25 Yrs

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Besty is the rose amongst the thorns of our Fairtree team. She will
be running (no pun intended) the Boschendal’s park run so keep
an eye out for her infectious smile. She works at Casa Cerveza and
will be taking part in her first Wines2Whales in 2021.

Team Member | Baphelele Mbobo | 25 Yrs

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Baphelele has achieved amazing results with Luyanda. Together
they have managed to come second twice in the Exarro Category
of the Absa Cape Epic in 2017 and 2018. A man of incredible
skills you can watch him wheeling the length of Dorp Street.
He will be teaming up with Zola to ride the Cape Epic in 2021
and we are finally hoping for a win in the Exarro Category!
Baphelele is currently a Casa Cerveza tour guide and is part of the
Banhoek Rangers.

Team Member | Assisipho Ncapha | 26 Yrs

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Assisipho joined the team in 2021 and will be teaming up with Besty to ride the 2021 Wines2Whales. She is a natural athlete who excels in the gym and we are hoping for the same result on the bike.

Team Member | Clinton Sayi | 26 Yrs

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Clinton joined the team in 2021. Clinton currently works at Dirtopia based on Muratie Wine Estate. He is an amazing trail builder and has created incredible trails on the Simonsberg Fairtree contour for riders to enjoy. A mountain biker with many skills we look forward to creating opportunities for him to participate in top races.

Team Member | Theo Ngubane | 22 Yrs

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Theo has fantastic downhill skills and has podiumed in downhill
competitions. Ably assisted by Dewald Oosthuizen from Hellsend
bike shop we look forward to watching his progress in this
discipline. Theo has studied to be an architect and is currently
employed as the manager of the Plesir De Merle Wine Estate trail
centre.

For more information on the Fairtree Racing Team,
contact Chris Norton: chrisnorton@casacerveza.co.za  | (021) 023 0346