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Kevin Wood loves guiding guests into rural South Africa, on their bikes, to absorb unique experiences. (Photo: Living Colour)
Kevin Wood loves guiding guests into rural South Africa, on their bikes, to absorb unique experiences. (Photo: Living Colour)

If you are a middle-aged male living in a picturesque Western Cape town, mountain bikes are your destiny. At least, that's the assumption. But for Darling's Kevin Wood, mountain biking came late – and without intention.

One morning in 2013, Kevin stepped outside his Darling home and discovered an abandoned Gary Fisher mountain bike on his property. "I put it in my yard and left the gate open to see if someone was going to retrieve it. Failing that, I reported it to the police. Waited a week. And then went for a ride."

That first ride was not untypical for a newbie mountain biking experience. Kevin double-flatted and only managed a 5km outbound journey, followed by a long walk home.

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