Team South Africa.

The participants in the Int. GS Trophy 2018.

They took the second place twice and won the first price in 2016: Team South Africa is always right at the forefront. Motorcyle Technician Chris Meyer (39) from George / Southern Cape, Systems Engineer Eugene Fourie (39) from Centurion / Pretoria and Motorcycle Technician Mark Ian Dickinson (33) from Magalieskruin / Pretoria are responsible for repeated success. Nevertheless, the most appealing thing for them is meeting fellow GS riders and friends from all over the world.

Team Members

Chris Meyer

Chris Meyer

What was your motivation, applying for the Int. GS Trophy 2018?

My family and friends and my love for riding bikes.

Which bike do you ride and what is the most exciting or surprising story you have experienced with it?

I am riding a R 1200 GS Adventure Rallye. Riding the Poplar Bush on Jan’s farm at Amersfoort was my most exciting experience with it, I felt like I was riding on the Roof of Africa on my GS.

What is the most appealing thing for you about the Int. GS Trophy 2018?

The most appealing thing for me is meeting fellow GS riders and friends and competing against them and participants from other countries. I am looking forward to representing South Africa and discovering the world.

What does the Spirit of GS mean to you?

To me, the Spirit of GS means camaraderie and freedom. Just one big happy family riding bikes.

How do you prepare yourself for the Int. GS Trophy 2018?

Stefan Boshoff, a participant from team South Africa in the Int. GS Trophy 2014, helps us with keeping fit and makes sure my bike riding skills are outstanding.

 

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Eugene Fourie

Eugene Fourie

What was your motivation, applying for the Int. GS Trophy 2018?

First of all, my motivation was to become a better and safer rider. In addition to this it is the sheer joy of the riding experience and pushing one’s personal limits that made me apply for the Int. GS Trophy 2018.

Which bike do you ride and what is the most exciting or surprising story you have experienced with it?

I am riding a R1200 GS Adventure. The most exciting ride for me was most definitely my first riding and camping adventure with my wife as a pillion through Lesotho. It was a “mildly technical route” which stretched our abilities emotionally. It was a memorable bonding experience with some very interesting camp fire stories.

What is the most appealing thing for you about the Int. GS Trophy 2018?

Being blessed to explore a new country with like-minded people and participating in such an epic ride! I believe this is an experience of a life time.

What does the Spirit of GS mean to you?

New places to explore, new friends to meet, new cultures to experience and new challenges to overcome.

How do you prepare yourself for the Int. GS Trophy 2018?

Physical fitness training with our trainer Lodewyk at Basefit, our gym in South Africa. Lots of riding with fellow friends. Honing in on my riding fundamentals at Feedback Park.

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Mark Ian Dickinson

Mark Ian Dickinson

What was your motivation, applying for the Int. GS Trophy 2018?

I want to prove that South Africa has the best GS riders by winning the Int. GS Trophy event for the second time in a row.

Which bike do you ride and what is the most exciting or surprising story you have experienced with it?

I am riding a R 1200 GS Adventure. The best story with it was jumping my bike like a plastic off road at the MX track. Afterwards, many people came to me and told me I was mad.

What is the most appealing thing for you about the Int. GS Trophy 2018?

To spread the love for and from BMW Motorrad.

What does the Spirit of GS mean to you?

The Spirit of GS means unity to me.

How do you prepare yourself for the Int. GS Trophy 2018?

We are preparing with ots of fitness and mental training as well as a lot of saddle time.

 

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