Mideé Potgieter

Cycling is her escape, a place where she can clear her thoughts and just be.

The 33-year-old Emergency Medicine Specialist Physician has always loved being active but was introduced to cycling by her husband.

“What I love about it is, well, everything. You are free, and you can go as hard as you want, or you can just chill. There’s no pressure.”

Mideé Potgieter’s hardest thing to overcome was four years of specialisation in a limited resource setting.

“I learnt that we are resilient. We can do a lot with very little. Also, that kindness can get you very far in life.”

Her husband and dog are what keep her going. “We try and do something every day. It’s part of our routine and we try and motivate each other to do better.”

While she has a number of standout memories, her favourite is of their team finishing second place in the ladies category at the Old Mutual Double Century.

When not bicycle related, her biggest dream is to be a good leader and teacher to junior doctors so that they can provide better care for their patients.

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