Right place, right time for helpful Wilson

2018-09-19 06:02
Pictured (from left) Navin Kain (owner of Hattons Cycles), Amy Naudé (Pelham cyclist) and Brett Fourie (Brand Ambassador for Giant).PHOTO: supplied

Pictured (from left) Navin Kain (owner of Hattons Cycles), Amy Naudé (Pelham cyclist) and Brett Fourie (Brand Ambassador for Giant).PHOTO: supplied

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THINGS could not have worked out any better for Pelham pupil Amy Naudé after tails of her talent reached the ear of Ian Wilson who took it upon himself to lend her a helping hand.

After being in the right place at the right time, Wilson came to hear about Naudé’s story of how she had being forced to use a broken bike and yet still excelled in cycling events.

“I decided when hearing her story of how passionate she was and determined not to let her misfortunes get in the way of her love for the sport that I would try my best to help her,” said Wilson.

Wilson, who previously gave away two of his own bikes, then contacted his friend Lucas Haultzhausen who is an avid cyclist to seek help.

Haultzhausen then arranged with Hattons Cycles and Giant to come on board and sponsor Naudé her very own bike.

On September 8, Wilson then met Naudé for the first time, an interaction he said he would never forget.

“For me it was such an amazing experience to see the willingness to help from Navin Kain, the owner of Hattons, and Brett Fourie, the brand ambassador for Giant, whom agreed to donate a bike to Amy.

“Meeting Amy for the first time was such a pleasure.

She is such a well-mannered and zesty individual.

Her appreciation for life and happy nature really impressed me,” said Wilson.

Prior to receiving her new bike, Naudé said that she had been using a bike that was not up to scratch and now that she had a new bike she could not wait to use it at her next competition.

“I am so thankful to Mr Wilson, Haultzhausen and Mr Kain. It feels awesome to have a new bike and i cannot wait to compete with it,” said Naudé.

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