Toeless cyclist sets sights on 2023 African Games

 Zimbabwe mountain bik­er, Pressmore Musundi, is hoping to compete at this year’s African Games in Ghana, despite being born without any toes on both feet.

Musundi has established himself as one of the leading riders in South Africa and earned a profes­sional contract with the Trialwolf Lions Club.

He won the WTF MTN Chal­lenge in 2018, and also came third in the 2019 Route 66 MTB Experi­ence, two of South Africa’s leading mountain bike races.

Last year, he earned a sponsor­ship deal with insurer, King Price, alongside other South African mountain bikers, Candice Lill, Phil Buys and Gert Heyns.

Musundi was born in Zim­babwe but left the country as a 14-year-old to find a job across the Limpopo River.

He was employed as a gardener by Mooikloof Estate in Pretoria, who gave him a bike to ride to and from work.

Musundi was then invited to join the Pretoria South Lions Club, with his performances catching the eyes of Trialwolf Lions Club.

“I was born with no toes on both feet,” Musundi told Zimba­bwe newspaper, The Chronicle.

“I grew up in a rural area but used to visit Harare.

“I started school but unfortu­nately had to drop out of second­ary school in 2004 when my dad passed away.

“That’s when I came to South Africa.

“Cycling has always been my passion since I was five-years-old.

“I used to use Buffalo bikes to travel to school but had no idea that it would end up becoming my career.”


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