Welcome to my website. My name is Songezo Jim and I’m a professional cyclist with Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka. Here’s my story.
I only learnt to ride a bicycle at 14 years old. After losing both of my parents, I moved to Cape Town from Mthatha in South Africa’s Eastern Cape and discovered competitive cycling when the Cape Argus passed my house. I joined Velokhaya cycling club who loaned me a bicycle. I told them I didn’t know how to ride one. After finishing my first race in last place, it took me two years of sacrifice and perseverance to discove rmy talent on the bike.
Six years later, I turned professional. In 2013, I finished fourth in La Tropicale Amissa Bongo in Gabon and in 2014 was a key rider, protecting the teams designated leader deep into the respective stages. In 2015 I rode my first grand tour, the Vuelta a Espana and rode in two stage long breakaways.
Birth Place: Mthatha, South Africa
Height: 176 cm
Turned Professional: 2013
Rider Type: Domestique