SUYL 4: Soweto Showdown

Episode 4 of the Signal Bikes 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗨𝘀 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗟𝗼𝗰𝗮𝗹  video series ventures through the hustle and bustle of Soweto, celebrating the passion of a home grown shredder on his local turf 🚲💨 🇿🇦


With a huge smile on his face, Mpho Nxumalo says to Oli that he is addicted to cycling after buying his first 'real' mountain bike, the S930, two years ago with the idea of riding it occasionally when time allowed on the weekends.

Little did he know that it would change his life, giving him a totally new perspective on his surroundings and the chance to improve his health and fitness. He also mentions that riding has allowed him to become a part of the cycling community to which he now proudly belongs.

Nothing, he says, has ever given him the sense of freedom quite like his mountain bike ... and that is music to our ears.

After an invite from Mpho, Oli jumped at the opportunity to visit Soweto and ride Mpho's local urban route, which took in the world famous Vilakazi precinct, Orlando Pirates Stadium and iconic cooling towers ending how all good rides end: at the local coffee shop, Vilakazi Espresso!

Thanks to 'The Bicycle Entrepreneur' Mpumi Mtintso and his crew for joining us and making the ride even more special.

Scroll down and click through to WATCH Mpho and Oli taking in the sights of Soweto in Episode 4. And please remember to turn the sound on for the full vibe!



Our #ShowUsYourLocal Hero in a Nutshell

Mpho Nxumalo
Lives in:
Phiri, Soweto
Warehouse Operator
MTBing for:
2 Years
Cycling Dream
To visit Cape Town and ride to the Tokai Mast
Why I love riding: 
The feeling I get on my bike beats any artificial substance ... I'm addicted to cycling now!
Mpho's Bike: 
Signal S930


𝗔𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗨𝘀 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗟𝗼𝗰𝗮𝗹:

From the peaks of the Outeniqua Mountains to the urban routes of Soweto, we love receiving stories of Signal riders thriving on their bikes, enjoying the freedom and excitement that two wheels gives them.

To celebrate this positivity, we dispatched Oli 'Pinner' Munnik to various parts of our beautiful country to join 6 Signal Shredders on their local trail. 

Signal Bikes is dedicated to supplying Southern Africa cyclists with affordable, quality mountain bikes giving them a means to head outdoors in search of new horizons with friends and family #OnTheHill