Meet John Ferguson, fabulous support driver to the 1965Ride since 2013. John lives in Queenstown.
Editor: Describe yourself in 140 or more characters
John: Tall, dark and handsome if I remember rightly
Editor: Why did you decide to volunteer to be a member of the 1965Ride support crew?
John: In 2013, I drove the last two days because Sean Heideman told me about it. I saw a
great crowd of people doing it for a great cause and wanted to participate in the whole
Editor: What is the most challenging thing you’ve ever done?
John: It’s a toss-up between: a) my arrival in South Africa in 1972 with only R150 in my pocket
and b) having to drive from Jo’burg to Queenstown at 20km/h. (Editor: you’re clearly a sucker for punishment because you keep coming back for more)
Editor: What achievement are you most proud of and why?
John: My 1957 gymnastics floating trophy and my son, Sean.
Editor: Do you cycle? If yes, road or mountain bike (or both)?
John: I know how to cycle. I own a bike. I don’t know if it’s road or mountain. I rode it about 4
Editor: What do you do as a day job?
John: I am a full-time pensioner.
Editor: What do you do for fun?
John: Answer questionnaires. Just kidding. I am a member of the Queenstown Automobile
Editor: You have supported the 1965Ride before. What was the highlight of your trip? And
What was the hardest part of the trip?
John: The highlight is the reception you get at the Rec at the finish; and the hardest part was
sitting down all day (Editor: I’m sure if you ask nicely one of the cyclists will let you have a turn on their bicycle)
Editor: Do you have any advice for any new support crew this year?
John: Enjoy the Ride!