Good morning. Here are a few new Bicycle Portraits from Nic. Below you'll meet Claudette from Adelaide who was lucky enough to have had a bicycle built especially for her after a car accident that left her with a brain injury that made it difficult for her to walk. She gets around on Vinnige Fanie (Fast Frank) running errands, visiting friends and raising hell in the streets of Adelaide. You'll also meet hat aficionado and bicycle activist Lynette Peers and her bicycle of Port Elizabeth, who have become an institution on the local roads - except when she's cruising around in a Ford Mustang (seldom, and against her will)...
Claudette van der Walt 'I'm good friends with the bicycle - he is used to me. The wheels need a bit of pumping, as soon as possible - it is not a pleasure to ride when the wheels are flat.'
Lynette Peers 'My husband used to say “nice legs Mrs. Peers” and I told him 67 years of hard work pushing pedals!'
Inoch Namatele 'I cycle to work at Roy Hayes Taxidermy. It is like a zoo in there.'
Deon Hattingh 'I've been hit by a car before - a woman turned & hit me. She took me to hospital, got my bicycle fixed.'
James Ngobeni ' 'This bicycle was brand new when I bought it, but now it is breaking - it is just wearing out.'
- Stan & Nic.