John North

University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

2010 / 04 / 08 08:50

'My wife and I lived in Ireland for three years. Shortly before we came back to South Africa, we decided we wanted to tour around Europe. We took the car from Dublin, using the ferry, travelled to England, bought two folding Bromptons in Oxford and travelled from there onto the Netherlands, through Europe down to Rome. We used the bikes to do site-seeing whenever we stopped. Since I've been back in South Africa I've been using this bike to get to work and back. I feel that there are way too many cars on the road, and people are intolerant towards cyclists. I'm determined not to be one of the angry single-occupant vehicles on Pretoria's streets.'

Nic Grobler

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