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