Tertius Venter

Recent Articles #1

SCALPEL ON WHEELS – Dr Tertius Venter

SCALPEL ON WHEELS – Dr Tertius Venter

Filed in Tertius Venter by on July 20, 2015 • views: 1471

On a cloudy 27 degree day, Dr. Tertius Venter biked past the brown Swannanoa River east of Asheville, N.C. The 60-year-old plastic surgeon from South Africa wore a black helmet, custom biking shoes, and a green cycling shirt. He carried one cell phone strapped to his bike handle and in a backpack carried necessities for […]

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Recent Articles #2

Dr Tertius in the U.S. of A.
Operation Smile

Dr Tertius in the U.S. of A.

Filed in Tertius Venter by on June 8, 2015 • views: 1224

Dr T. has started his epic cycle from East to West America in the shape of 2 smiles in his bid to raise funds and awareness for his Cycles Miles for Smiles campaign (http://cyclemilesforsmiles.org/index.html) 2 Billion People have no access to Essential Surgical Care One Heart One Goal: To put Smiles on Hearts and Faces […]

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2 Smiles & 8000 Km: Dr Tertius Venter is off again
Operation Smile

2 Smiles & 8000 Km: Dr Tertius Venter is off again

Filed in Tertius Venter by on May 27, 2015 • views: 2599

I met up with Dr Tertius in his home town, Durbanville for a coffee and chat a week before he leaves on his third leg of Cycle-Miles-for-Smiles. Dr T: “I have always enjoyed cycling but never done endurance cycling. Amongst others, I received my inspiration from Keegan Longueira and decided to cycle 3 legs. First […]

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Mercy Ships

Not WHAT, but WHY is Dr Venter Awesome

Filed in Tertius Venter by on April 5, 2015 • views: 1896

The question is not what Dr Venter did, but why he did it (and still is going to do more) Yes, Tertius Venter and Jan Botha cycled 1800 km from Pretoria to Cape Town (arrived 4 April’15 at Sea Point Promenade) and we do not want to take anything away from achieving this in 12 […]

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Eleanor & Steve Pienaar views: 759

Eleanor and Steve Pienaar (from Pietermaritzburg) are passionate about travel and running. They were the first South African couple to complete 7 marathons on 7 continents in 2016. On the 1st April they flew to the North Pole to run a marathon on the sea ice, at predicted temperatures of -40 degrees to complete their […]

Willie Richards views: 631

#Africantails #Mendingmamre #WheresWillie On October 13, 2017 Willie Richards set out on an incredible +1700km journey, running and cycling from Blouberg NAM to Blouberg ZA. Awesome South Africans met up with him at Milnerton beach for a chat and understanding as what and why he did this. The goal was to raise not only funds, […]

Andrew Pattersen views: 1269

Andrew Pattersen – aka – Renaissance Guy has decided that for every day in 2018, he is going to climb Table Mountain . His project is called 365 UBUNTU CLIMBS. A humble and quiet man (yes I had to boost the volume on the video below), but what an awesome guy. Within seconds of meeting […]

Jurie Botha views: 2331

Jurie Botha is an endurance athlete and adventurer. With his next expedition, Cycling South Against Rape, he will attempt to become the first South African to cycle the length of the equator(40,030km), solo and unsupported, within 20 months. This ultra endurance expedition will start in May 2017 when he departs from Lima, Peru on his […]