This is Eric ‘Chicken Legs’ de Jong.
Eric is 58 years old and has been riding socially for +/- the last 4 years. He has no idea where ‘Chicken Legs’ bit comes from as he far prefers the other bits on a roast Chicken. Eric has three Blue Cross rides – 500 kilometres from the lowest point in Zimbabwe to the highest- under his belt. Other notable sporting achievements include a starting berth in the Allan Wilson under 15 C rugby team which enjoyed a two match winning streak and a fifth place finish in the 100 meter hurdles. Hopefully the Harare- Cape Town ride will be the first of many epic tours.
When he is not falling off bicycles, Eric grows cut flowers for export on a farm on the outskirts of Harare. He is married with 3 grown children and a pair of too cute granddaughters.