Motivational . Inspirational

Based: Johannesburg

Joey Evans inspired people across the world when he pulled off a near impossible dream, dragging his battered motorbike along with his broken body over the finish line of the 9000km Dakar Rally. Finishing the longest, most gruelling and dangerous offroad race in the world, was the dramatic end to his extraordinary journey after breaking his back and being paralysed 10 years earlier.

Joey shares a powerful message of determination in the face of insurmountable odds. A master storyteller, weaving heartfelt emotion, humour and gripping adventure, his presentation will leave you with a new perspective on your own challenges and the renewed drive to chase your own goals and dreams.

On 2nd January 2017, after 10 long years of hard fought successes, heartbreaking setbacks and lessons learnt, he lined up as a competitor at the start of the Dakar Rally in Asuncion, Paraguay.

13 days and a gruelling 9000km later, he achieved his dream and became the only South African biker to finish the 2017 Dakar Rally.