MTB Rider of the Month: July 2014

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Name: Tarek Shoaib

Age: Turning 29 this August

Where are you from?: Cairo, Egypt

What do you do for a living?: I am a Senior Teller at the Commercial International Bank.

When and why did you start cycling? I only cycled when I was a child and I haven’t been cycling since. When I met Marwa around a year ago, she introduced me to mountain biking. I found it difficult at first but now I enjoy it and with more practice I will enjoy it even more.

Road, off-road, or both? Now that I tried MTB, off road! But sometimes I ride on the road.

Tell us about your bike(s)!: Full suspension Giant Trance 3, 2014 with 27.5 wheels

Do you practice other sports?: I workout in the gym.

Tell us about your cycling-related injuries/accidents: No serious injuries, but I had a few crashes on a few technical sections in the wadi.

Anything else you want to tell us about yourself? I’m happy to be part of MTB Egypt.