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 Mozambique, Swaziland, Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia, Morocco, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay & Lebanon.

My journey from paraplegic to Dakar Rally finisher. This is my story.

My journey from paraplegic to Dakar Rally finisher. This is my story.

Doctors said I had a 10% chance to walk again

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

My dream was shattered, when in 2007 during a local race, I sustained serious injuries, crushing my spinal cord and leaving me 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, I lined up as a competitor at the start of the Dakar Rally in Asuncion, Paraguay.

13 days and a gruelling 9000km later, I achieved my dream and became the only South African to finish the 2017 Dakar Rally on a motorbike.

My New Book Coming Soon!

FromParatoDakar
My New Book Coming Soon!

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Teamwork

Tenacity

Vision

Attitude

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.

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.

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!”

Joey has presented talks at the following companies