Cycling has taken Alan to many places in South Africa, places that most people will never see by the age of 25. Alan’s hometown is Tzaneen in the Limpopo province where he makes good use of the surrounding hills for his training. In fact he prefers races with hefty climbs. Alan’s cycling career started in 2005 when he completed his first big race, the 94,7 Challenge. Alan was immediately hooked, taking on more challenging races and rising up in the ranks over the next few years.

Alan’s career took a big turn in 2014 when he started to focus on ultra-distance mountain bike racing. He says this was the best decision he had ever made. This is also the year he started training with Jeroen Swart and the results have proven that his new training regime has paid off.

Alan’s Kit

Garmin forerunner 230


Garmin edge 810


Nike Vision Show X1 and Show X2


Find Alan online:
Twitter: @alangordon_mtb

Career Highlights


  • 25th – Absa Cape Epic
  • 2nd – Kalahari challenge stage race
  • 4th – VW Herald mtb race
  • 2nd – Sabie experience stage race


  • 6th – Cape Pioneer team event
  • Top 10 overall positions in Asburton Ultra Marathon series
  • 3rd – Karoo2coast
  • 2nd – Pe2plett stage race solo
  • 1st – Kalahari challenge tour
  • 2nd – Sabie Experience stage race
  • 1st – Barberton ultra marathon event
  • 3rd – Panorama tour


  • 3rd – Cape Pioneer solo category
  • Top 10 overall results in Asburton ultra marathon series
  • 1st – Sabie Experience stage race solo


  • 2nd – Tour of Mauritius winner of the youngest rider


  • 5th – Tour of Mauritius winner of the king of the mountain jersey