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Meet the 2015 Tour d’Afrique Bike Mechanic – Alex Percival

January 6th, 2015 by The TDA Team

My name is Alex Percival from Capetown, South Africa. I am on TDA 2015 as the bike mechanic and general Mr Fix-it.

I worked last year on both the TDA and Silk Route tours, and decided to spend another year in my tent! I have a great love for the outdoors and rely on cycling , coffee and chocolate for survival.

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I have a background in machining and fabrication in both structural and mechanical engineering fields, and many years experience in the bike industry. Whilst living in the UK for a few years I wrenched for the Kona World Cup team and the British Cycling squad at the World Champs. Hopefully I can keep everyone’s bike in order and the TDA trucks in 1 piece till Capetown!

I’m looking forward to a new experience with a new group of riders, and hopefully we can all make TDA 2015 even better!

1 comments for "Meet the 2015 Tour d’Afrique Bike Mechanic – Alex Percival"

January 11th, 2015 by Catharine Daly

Alex, I didn’t realize that you were doing this year’s tour. The riders don’t realize how lucky they are to have such an incredibly talented, experienced mechanic as well as a terrific individual.
Please say hello to Noah and Steven for me.

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