Cape Town – Age is no obstacle to 89-year-old Walter Hein, who turns 90 on Monday and who will cycle the 36th Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour on Sunday.
Hein is the oldest cyclist participating in the Cycle Tour this year.
“I have cycled the race seven times before,” he said yesterday. He will be cycling on his own bike, not on a tandem.
A widower, Hein lives in Joburg but is originally from Germany, having moved to South Africa in 1950.
“After the war there was a lot of unemployment in Germany, so I applied for a job at the Chamber of Mines.