In August 2016 Grant Lottering became the first cyclist to complete a solo, non-stop, 1 000km attempt through the French Alps in less than 47 hours while raising over R1.2m for charity.
Yet, only 3 years ago he died in a harrowing cycling accident in the Italian Alps, shattering his body against a rock embankment at over 60kms an hour. He was told cycling again would be impossible.
Astonishingly, within one year and six surgeries later, he returned to the Alps and finished the 140km Alpine race that nearly claimed his life. This was his first Impossible Tour.
How did he go from death, no less than seven surgeries and over 100 rehabilitation sessions, to conquering the Alps and breaking records in such a short period of time?
This is the astonishing story of miracle cyclist, Laureus Sport for Good Ambassador and international speaker, Grant Lottering, who through hope, courage and perseverance, overcame the impossible, and continues to inspire thousands all over the world.
Grant has, since his accident, gone on to inspire thousands of people, addressing audiences across the globe, including South Africa, Germany, Zambia, England, the Netherlands, and Belgium. His own life story and experiences inspire others to re-evaluate their goals and lives. Despite Lottering’s amazing achievements, he stays a genuine, humble, authentic person.
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“Truly inspiring, incredible what we can accomplish if we believe” – Jean de Villiers, Springbok Rugby Captain
"Dear Grant, It was for all my regional colleagues incl myself an absolute inspiration and pleasure to have you with us. As I said your speech was one of the few moments everybody forgot about his smartphone and you could literally hear a needle drop in the room. We are looking forward to be part of your support team and looking forward to the next stations of your Im‘ possible tour." Thank you again for supporting our conference! You were fantastic!
"Vanessa and I have had the privilege of listening to Grant’s story and life experiences at a talk on Friday. Grant’s story talks specifically to Johan’s message of “ tough times don’t last but tough people do”! The synergies and comparisons between his struggles and where we are unbelievably close. I do not normally recommend guest speakers because I often believe that the message we receive is personal and does differ from person to person. Having listen to Grant and his amazing recollections of the miracle he lives, his drive and determination to achieve his objective despite the physical and mental agony, I am personally of the belief that my colleagues should all be able to hear this wonderful story of what can be achieved with faith and determination. Please see Grant’s mail below and make contact with him should you require a really world class speaker. Challenge launch might present a wonderful opportunity."
“Grant's presentation was very moving and inspirational. His survival and will to push through is truly inspiring and he presented his experience with such humility”
"This is an absolutely extraordinary feat of human determination and endeavour. It's an amazing story of human triumph over adversity in extreme circumstances...amazing story"