Natty Newbie episode 17: Who's the lucky bike and kit winner?

The competition has closed and the winner drawn. And guess what? He’s a very deserving chap very much in need of a new pair of wheels.

Buddy Duper from Piet Retief is the winner of our Natty Newbie competition. When I contacted him, this is what he had to say: “You can’t imagine how happy I am. At age 59, I still am a keen mountain biker and enjoy riding about 10-kilometres every day at five in the morning. I have an old Haro that I rode in the Argus in 2001. This feels unreal and I really appreciate it.”

So we’ll be getting Buddy in touch with his nearest CyleLab store and have him kitted out in all the finery that I’ve been so privileged to ride in. There is one thing nicer than getting new things for yourself and that is giving them away to someone who is as overjoyed as Buddy is.























Happy riding Buddy – and stay in touch. And to the thousands of Natty blog followers who entered the competition: thank you for following my blog and posting your entries, sharing the stories and commenting. Keep an eye out for more great Ride competitions – we’re always keen to spread the love of cycling.

Pedal on…




Natty Newbie gets into mountain biking

Natty Newbie starts mountain biking episode two: Bike set-up

Natty Newbie episode three: Six things Natty learned about mountain biking   

Natty Newbie episode four: Mountain biking first spills 

Natty Newbie episode five: Weight watching techniques

Natty Newbie episode six: Stretching her limits in a yoga class for cyclists

Natty Newbie episode seven: How to fix a puncture

Natty Newbie episode eight: Expanding the mountain biking family

Natty Newbie episode nine: 15 things to love and hate about mountain biking 

Natty Newbie episode 10: Prima donna mountain bike race jitters

Natty Newbie episode 11: What to pack for race day

Natty Newbie episode 12: Hi ho it’s off to the Crater Cruise we go

Natty Newbie episode 13: MTN Ride Crater Cruise race day

Natty Newbie episode 14: 13 mountain biking lessons from the MTN Ride Crater Cruise

Natty Newbie episode 15: Home remedies for race recovery

Natty Newbie episode 16: Should Natty live or die