A little bit about me, my name is Nic White, and I have enjoyed a South African based pro cycling career spanning 13 years. Many more than that have been about riding and racing bicycles. From the age of 15 or so, I have been in love with the aspect of going out and riding a bicycle.
Some of the highlights of my racing career have been the 2008 UCI Africa tour winner. 2007 African Champion. Multiple winner of Tours du Maroc, winner of theTour of South China seas (Hong Kong), the Giro del Capo and Tour de Eden (SA). Stage wins in Granitier Breton (France), FBD Milk Ras (Ireland), Tour of Serbia, Mi-Aout Bretone (France), Rapport tours (SA). I have placed high up in many tours, and worn a fair amount of leaders jerseys. For the most part this has always been in the road racing arena, until post retirement from full time pro racing, when I became more into the mountain bike riding scene.
Accompanied by many race wins in South Africa over the period, the break through being in 1997, when I won the inaugural 94.7. My best year on the local scene probably 1999, with wins at the EP Herald, Race for Victory, Tour Durban, Amashova, and a mountain jersey in Giro Del Capo, 3rd overall. Stage win at the Rapport tour and 3rd Overall.
My final race ended up being the Momentum 94.7 cycle challenge again, and I won it for the second time. Ending my full time career on a high note.
The teams that I rode for during my career:
In 2011 I joined Cycle Lab, a retail bike store. Involved in sales and assisting other aspects of the store, I learnt more to the art of the cycle industry, and gained a love of mountain biking and in particular, single speed mountain bikes. This became, and still is a passion, and I had the opportunity to race a few events, in a strange way, on rigid steel single speed bikes, and with some success. Old Mutual’s joBerg2c became my preferred event over the years from 2011-2013, and twice on SS bikes. Riding mostly with Grant Usher - my single speed mentor!
Along with riding mountain bikes, I became involved in a development team, as a team mentor and ‘manager’. Aimed at the u23 level, we have had 2 years of sponsorship from Toyota and CSA, and run from CycleLab Supercycling club. We have helped developed young riders and the most successful have been Louis Meintjes and Willie Smit. Others who have moved on to bigger opportunities have been Johan van Zyl, and Christian Kriek.
The following opportunity was running the team of EuropcarSA, in the same guise as a development team, with mostly u23 riders, all be a few just over that age, and with the intention of developing riders and their abilities. Most are students and their development in life includes them riding and racing bicycles. Along with the u23 Team EuropcarSA, we have created an academy to assist younger riders and hope to nurture talent to spread into the u23 level.
On a personal note, I am still racing mountain bikes, in my age category, which is now post 40.. I have enjoyed some success, with a masters podium in the ABSA Cape Epic in 2016 & 2014, with partners Adi Enthoven and Warren Squires respectively. In 2017 a slower year, winning the solo category of the Old Mutual joBerg2C being the highlight of the year for me.
I have always enjoyed the passion of a bike ride with a destination as the purpose, mostly a far flung destination. Borne from this was my Big Sky Ride through Lesotho, scaling some altitudes, and fabulous mountain passes. This is still a in progress, and although changed shape slightly, but still mountain bike based, and with a mountain or two to ride. We have had many bike trips and dubbed the participants, members of the 2.mile.high.club! Just because it was started on that road up at 3200m above sea level in Lesotho!
I still enjoy riding my bike, where ever it may be, and I am willing to pass on some of the knowledge I have gained. Along with my wife Di, we will be able to assist people in their cycling goals under White Inc.
Diane has been an active member of the cycling community from the age of 12 when she completed her first Cape Argus Cycle Tour with her Dad, winning her age group. Since then her passion for the sport, and endurance related activities has grown.
Being active in a diverse range of sport at school it made sense for her to continue her studies in sports science once completing matric. She graduated from The University of the Witwatersrand in 2001 with a Bachelor of Physical Education, following this up with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management in 2002 at WITS Business School. During her studies she completed numerous coaching qualifications as well as obtaining a certification for Holistic Sports Massage. While studying, her knowledge was put to good practical use working at Cycle Lab doing fitness evaluations and training. After graduating she then moved into the corporate world for four years, working for the pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis where she had extensive training & work experience in the Cardiovascular and Metabolic disease areas.
Her cycling experience spans many years, with a number of achievements she considers special. These include: Cape Argus Age Group wins; Silver medal in Junior SA Champs; and runner-up and winner of the South African University Champs. She enjoys both road and MTB disciplines and prefers the more social side of the sport now.
Married to ex - professional cyclist Nic White, she has gained much insight into the dynamics of team racing and training and what it takes to be at the pinnacle of your sport. After the birth of their first child in 2006, she decided to give up the corporate scene to follow her passion. Having first-hand experience of the rewards one can reap from structured, scientific and supportive training it was only logical for her to make the transition to coaching.
She joined Activeworx in 2007 as a coach assisting Dr Carol Austin, gaining firsthand insight and experience working with the Microsoft and MTN cycling teams, later developing more of an interest in individual client coaching.
In 2014 she decided to create WHITE INC. along with her husband, and continues to assist clients achieve their goals & aspirations, while still promoting the fun and enjoyment of cycling.
Commitment, consistency & camaraderie!
“Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible’
FRANCIS OF ASSISI
Trevor Davies is a new addition to our team. He has had a long involvement in sports, playing soccer, tennis, and swimming but was most successful running middle distance in High school. His favourite place to be is outdoors with his family and young kids.
Trevor studied a BA Human Movement Science at University of Port Elizabeth, now Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. He then continued to pursue his love for sports and went to the USA and studied a MS in Sports Medicine. While he was there to fund his education he coaching running, swimming and triathlon classes at the University.
For many years now, Trevor has worked in the area of spiritual and leadership development with University Students in the USA and currently works for Servant Partners working towards community transformation within urban poor communities. He has a passion to develop people to their greatest potential in all areas of life.
He is particularly passionate about using sport to transform individuals and communities from disadvantaged backgrounds. He leads an organization called Ba Dira Mmogo Servant Partners. Ba Dira Mmogo (those that are working together), in partnership with local community members from Zandspruit and Cosmo City, started a cycling program called Legadima Cycling which, in partnership with the Diepsloot Mountainbike Academy, creates opportunities for kids from these communities to ride bikes in a safe environment, and to be invested in through mentoring, tutoring support and computer literacy programs. Ba Dira Mmogo also started Kaofela Reltlagona Women’s Health Program, which provides a safe place for women to exercise, learn about holistic health and leadership development. In both these places the principles required to be successful and growing in health through sport and exercise are used to encourage transformation to other areas of their lives and their communities.
Trevor is excited by the potential to use sport as a vehicle for change in South Africa, translating the lessons we learn through sport into the rest of life, bringing people together and creating opportunities within the sport industry together. He hopes to be part of growing a movement of sports people who want to do More than Sport.
Given his passion to develop people, Trevor recently completed a Growth Coaching certification increasing him skills to help come along side those that are eager to grow, change and reach their potential. He has a background in Triathlons, racing multiple sprint, Olympic and half-iron distances. His best achievement were qualifying and racing Nationals in the USA in 2007 and then representing Gauteng Province at SA nationals in 2009.
After his second daughter was born he decided to pick one sport and started racing bicycles. He loves any road that goes up and through the years won local road races in the 30+ age group as part of the Complete Cyclist VA team. These include Dome 2 Dome, Berg en Dale, Panorama tour and 94.7 Cycle Challenge in 2014. On the mountain bike he has been on the podium for multiple 1-day events and came 11th OA at Sani2c in 2013, and in 2015 completed the Absa Cape Epic.
Trevor races in the 40+ category and continues to achieve in a range of respected events. He is a valued contributor to the White Inc Team