Joey Evans Dakar Finisher

Sportsman, Adventurer
& Inspirational Speaker

From Para to dakar

Joey Evans has completed several marathons and ultra-marathons, hiked the fish river canyon and otter trail, finished the Roof of Africa enduro, raced in the Botswana desert 1000 and the only South African biker to complete the 2017 Dakar Rally. He has ridden his dirt bike throughout South Africa as well as Kenya, Mozambique, Swaziland, Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia, Morocco, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay & Lebanon.

From paraplegic to Dakar Rally finisher.

From paraplegic to Dakar Rally finisher

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Inspirational Keynote Talks

Entertain, Motivate & Inspire

The journey from paraplegic to Dakar Rally finisher over the past 10 years has been one filled with many emotions, challenges, setbacks and victories. Joey will entertain, motivate and inspire your audience as he takes them along on the journey to an impossible dream.

Joey has presented keynote talks at the following companies

From Para to Dakar – The Book

From Para to Dakar – The Book

Book Joey as a keynote speaker to motivate, inspire and entertain your team.

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Teamwork

Tenacity

Vision

Attitude

Doctors said he had a 10% chance to walk again

Joey had a dream to race his motorbike in the Dakar Rally. A race considered to be the toughest off-road race in the world.

His dream was shattered, when in 2007 during a local race, he sustained serious injuries, crushing his spinal cord and leaving him paralyzed from just below my chest.

Navigating Detours on the Road to Victory

On 2nd January 2017, after 10 years of tough challenges, successes and lessons learnt, he lined up as a competitor at the start of the Dakar Rally in Asuncion, Paraguay.

13 days and a gruelling 9000km later, he achieved his dream and became the only South African biker to finish the 2017 Dakar Rally.

Family Life

Joey has been married to his soul mate Meredith for nearly 20 years and they are the proud parents of four teenage daughters, an adventure in itself!

“I have so much support from my wife, my family and friends. Everyone pushing me to keep going and always full of encouragement. You are always in my thoughts and I thank you!”

Off Track Rider of the Year award 2017

Joey with his beautiful family at the Bridgestone SA / SAGMJ Motor Sportsman of the Year function, held on 22 February 2017 in Johannesburg, after winning the Off Track Rider of the Year award.

Doctors said he had a 10% chance to walk again

Joey had a dream to race his motorbike in the Dakar Rally. A race considered to be the toughest off-road race in the world.

His dream was shattered, when in 2007 during a local race, he sustained serious injuries, crushing his spinal cord and leaving him paralyzed from just below my chest.

Navigating Detours on the Road to Victory

On 2nd January 2017, after 10 years of tough challenges, successes and lessons learnt, he lined up as a competitor at the start of the Dakar Rally in Asuncion, Paraguay.

13 days and a gruelling 9000km later, he achieved his dream and became the only South African biker to finish the 2017 Dakar Rally.

Family Life

Joey has been married to his soul mate Meredith for nearly 20 years and they are the proud parents of four teenage daughters, an adventure in itself!

“I have so much support from my wife, my family and friends. Everyone pushing me to keep going and always full of encouragement. You are always in my thoughts and I thank you!”

Off Track Rider of the Year award 2017

Joey with his beautiful family at the Bridgestone SA / SAGMJ Motor Sportsman of the Year function, held on 22 February 2017 in Johannesburg, after winning the Off Track Rider of the Year award.

Joey has presented talks at the following companies