1. 12:00 - 15:00 Ryan O'Connor
  2. 15:00 - 19:00 The Flash Drive with Carl Wastie

Time in the Saddle is a podcast series hosted by avid cyclist and radio veteran, Ryan O’Connor focusing on all things exciting in the world of cycling. In the twenty-eighth episode, Ryan and guests talk making a sick young girl's cycling dream come true.

In this week's podcast, Ryan O’Connor is joined by Chris Willemse Jnr, Jason Lind and special guests, Liezel Van Der Westhuizen and cycling pro, Hanlie Booyens to talk about Coronation Double Century, female empowerment in the world of sport and, granting a gravely-ill girl's cycling dream to finish the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge.

Passionate about outdoor sports and, cycling in particular – Liezel explains how her love for cycling came about.

It was a Christmas, I think I was about eight and, my dad had brought me - well, "Santa" bought me a little pink bicycle with a little strawberry basket in the front.

Liezel Van Der Westhuizen – Global MC and Keynote Speaker

... and then, I lost the love for cycling because it's just dangerous in the streets of Pretoria and, just before I moved to Cape Town, I started cycling again.

Liezel Van Der Westhuizen – Global MC and Keynote Speaker

Later, Ryan talks to Joggie Prinsloo about granting the wish of a gravely-ill 13-year-old girl who wanted to finish the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge.

One of my dealers in Kimberley, he approached me and said there's a little girl who's a really keen cyclist, really passionate... and, she's got this dream but, she's not really able.

Joggie Prinsloo – Brand Manager at SCOTT Sports Africa

We met this girl, at the age of 13 she's been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and also, she's got QT syndrome - which is sudden death syndrome... so, her ultimate dream was to just finish the 947.

Joggie Prinsloo – Brand Manager at SCOTT Sports Africa

Although, the organisers advised that it wasn't possible – the girl was able to do the last 8 kilometres of the race. By putting her onto an e-bike with the right equipment and getting all her doctors together, she managed to finish the race.

Listen to Ryan O’Connor in conversation with his good friends and cyclists, Jason Lind and Chris Willemse Jnr as they discuss all things cycling in the twenty-seventh episode of Time in the Saddle.

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