1. 10:00 - 15:00 Brandon Leigh
  2. 15:00 - 19:00 Tim Thabethe

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 third episode of season two, Ryan O'Connor talks bicycle safety and CycleDot.

In recent years, bicycle theft in South Africa has seen a significant increase, putting cyclists at risk. To talk about how the issue is being addressed, Ryan O'Connor talks to Chris and Raymond from Cycle Dot.

Cycle theft is becoming a big problem... and, we try and put things in place to try and deter it.

Chris – CycleDot backed by DataDot

It's the same concept that they have for vehicles... we're doing the same for bicycles. It helps on the insurance side, it helps you to identify your bike easier, it helps the police identify your bike easier and, it also logs service plans on bikes as well.

Chris – CycleDot backed by DataDot

The DataDot Bicycle Theft Deterrent and Recovery System package comes with a unique pin number and, up to 3000 microdots to ensure that its identity is protected.

So, how expensive is it?

We're retailing it, the package for R250 and we're doing an application which takes probably, a half and hour to do it correctly.

Chris – CycleDot backed by DataDot

If you're an owner of a bike with a CycleDot on, you get an app on your phone... If your bike gets stolen, you flag it and straight away it pings on the databases and it flags across the SAPS database. So, the chances of getting it back is a lot better.

Chris – CycleDot backed by DataDot

Introducing another cyclist to the conversation, Ryan welcomes Nick Lemondt to talk about his earliest cycling memories, e-bikes and expeditions.

I think I had my ego crushes by the e-bike Jason was on the other day... the reality is that e-bikes are just another level and, I can't endorse them enough.

Nick Lemondt – cyclist

So, I've done 11 Cape Epics... I'm putting a little pause button on that one (but) I have a number of athletes who're riding.

Nick Lemondt – cyclist

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

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