About

Hi there, I’m Paul van Zweel and I created this site because I am obsessed about helping people to help themselves get healthy and fit while at the same time saving the animals and the planet. I use the word obsessed instead of passionate because passion is for the bedroom whilst obsession is for mission and purpose in life.

I started cycling back in May 2006 and racing as a junior at the start of 2007. I have been riding consistently since then averaging around 20 000 Km on the bike per year. I raced mainly in South Africa but also in 7 countries of Europe, Rwanda and Taiwan. I decided to retire from racing at the end of 2016 and pursue a social media career. I became vegan back in March of 2011 for ethical reasons. I believe animals don’t need to suffer and die for us to enjoy a meal. It turns out that you can be at the top of your game as a vegan and you can be incredibly healthy too.

I have been coaching novice to elite level athletes from around the globe since October 2014 and it has been fulfilling to see people reach their training and racing goals. I taught myself how to train effectively through the coaches that I had in the past, hours and hours of reading up on training for cycling, and years of trial and error. I’m still learning new things working with people every year.

palmares

1st National junior time trial championship 2008

1st Die Burger Fietstoer 2009

3rd Jock Cycle Classic 2009

16th Giro Del Capo 2010

2nd u23 National time trial championship 2010

4th u23 National road race championship 2010

3rd National u23 Tour 2012

5th GC Mzansi Tour 2013 (UCI 2.2) & 5th stage 1

2nd GC Lowveld Tour 2013; 1st stage 1&2

15th Tour du Rwanda 2013 & 6th Stage 1 (after prologue)

12th GC Mzansi Tour 2014

KOM jersey Boland Tour 2015

5th GC Mpumalanga Tour 2016

7th elite national road championship 2016

best numbers

Peak 5 second W/Kg = 17

Peak 1 minute W/Kg = 10.3

Peak 5 minute W/Kg = 6.8

Peak 20 minute W/Kg = 5.7

Peak 60 minute W/Kg = 5.3

Peak 4 hour W/Kg = 4.4

Longest Ride 503 Km

My intention with this website is to get the important information out there that no one talks about. I want to pay forward what I have learned and what I continue to learn. I will be writing about a wide variety of topics on this blog even though it is centered around cycling, veganism and motivational stuff.  After all, there is so much more to life than just veganism and cycling.