“I’m able to ride outdoors rather comfortably but I will admit I still have some way to go before I’m race ready,” said the 30-year-old.
Apart from training and recovering, he has distracted himself with something he has always wanted to do.
“I’m now coaching and passing on my experience from my professional racing career on a local and international level.
“I completed my UCI coaching course with CSA and launched B-Power Cycling Training and Coaching.”
He has also been able to teach his fiancée to ride a bike during this time of recovery, which he found very exciting.
“Katie never learnt how to ride as a child, so this was very new to her. But she has learnt so much and is enjoying her cycling.”
Looking ahead, Potgieter says he intends to race the Fast One in January, which will be his first race since his accident.
“I’m very excited to get back to racing with my team Cycle Power. Racing is a passion I’ve had since I was a child.
“I’d just like to thank everyone for the support, especially Katie and my team for believing in my recovery and my potential for next year.”