Joey Evans Dakar Finisher

Best Selling Author. Global Speaker. Adventurer.

From Para to dakar
Joey Evans inspired people across the world when he pulled off a near impossible dream, dragging his battered motorbike along with his broken body over the finish line of the 9000km Dakar Rally. Finishing the longest, most gruelling and dangerous offroad race in the world, was the dramatic end to his extraordinary journey after breaking his back and being paralysed 10 years earlier.

From paraplegic to Dakar Rally finisher.

From paraplegic to Dakar Rally finisher

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Entertain, Motivate & Inspire

Joey shares a powerful message of determination in the face of insurmountable odds. A master storyteller, weaving heartfelt emotion, humour and gripping adventure, his presentation will leave you with a new perspective on your own challenges and the renewed drive to chase your own goals and dreams.

Joey has presented keynote talks at the following companies

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Teamwork

Tenacity

Vision

Attitude

A dream destroyed

Joey had a goal to race in the 9000km 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 his chest. The prognosis was he would never walk again.

Navigating Detours on the Road to Victory

On 2nd January 2017, after 10 long years of hard fought successes, heartbreaking setbacks 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 over 22 years and they are the proud parents of four daughters, an extreme 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, after winning the “South African Off Track Rider of the Year” award.

A dream destroyed

Joey had a goal to race in the 9000km 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 his chest. The prognosis was he would never walk again.

Navigating Detours on the Road to Victory

On 2nd January 2017, after 10 long years of hard fought successes, heartbreaking setbacks 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 over 22 years and they are the proud parents of four daughters, an extreme 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, after winning the “South African Off Track Rider of the Year” award.

Joey has presented talks at the following companies