Gale, John

John is a chartered accountant and joined the PPA Executive Committee in 2015. “I bought a bike again in 1997 – a Trek 4500 – and started doing some touring with my wife, Beth. MTB touring soon grew to include the longer rides like the Cycle Tour, and after Andrew Baxter introduced me to my cycle guru – Jakes Jakobsen – I started riding cross country, adventure races, and the Epic.”

John has a university blue for fencing, has completed 4 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathons and is one of 5 riders to have completed all 12 ABSA Cape Epics.  Along the way, John has also completed more than 10 Cycle Tours and 10 Double Centuries. John is also a member of the Mountain Club of SA, the Cape Town Photographic Society and the School of Economic Sciences.

As treasurer, John hopes to be able to support the objectives of the organisation and add value to PPA through service on the committee.