A Greyton youngster will prove that he can overcome any obstacle when he takes up his complimentary FNB Wines2Whales Ride entry on November 2.
Caleb Henderson, 19, was diagnosed as deaf at birth and when he started school it was found that he had tuberous sclerosis, or calcification of parts of his brain, and autism.
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“Although unable to read, he progressed through school with the help of a facilitator and very supportive and dedicated teachers until he left school at the age of fifteen, said his father Owen.
“Despite his disabilities he has made a life for himself,” said Henderson.
“Caleb has developed a love for cycling which enables him to participate in a sport where his disabilities do not hold him back.”
Corné Barnard of Rockhopper Adventures encouraged Caleb to fulfil his dream of completing Wines2Whales and will partner him at the event.
Caleb said the Ride would be his first major race.
“It will really challenge and test the hard work that I have put in thus far. I plan on working hard – it is my responsibility to finish what I have started.”
The Ride starts at Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West and crosses 13 wineries, 26 private farms, six mountains, historic roads and mountain passes and nature conservation areas. It finishes near Hermanus on November 4.