Meet the team
Nico and Willie grew up together on farms in the Langkloof valley. These two brothers establishing Ride Out Africa was the natural next step in cementing their love for the great outdoors and exploration.
Nico BesterThe Master Guide
Nico received and rode his first motorbike at the age of 7.
At 25 he started a hospitality business on the family farm which included motorcycle enduro courses, a guest house and 4x4 routes.
In 2007 he initiated a training course for Honda and travelled extensively over the country to train new owners of Honda Dual Sport and Enduro motorbikes. During this time Nico was involved in the filming of the Old Mutual 'World of Endurance' series for television, driving camera crew on his motorbike across rugged terrain. Since then he has been in demand as a camera crew member for various prestigious MTB events like the Cape Epic and Cape Pioneer Trek.
Willie BesterThe Wing Man
Nico’s brother, Willie, shares his enthusiasm for exploration and adventure which was also cultivated from a very young age.
He completed the Honda training and assisted Nico by providing rider training on Quad Bikes and 4x4's while Nico was working with the Dual Sport and Enduro Bikes. Willie joins the team as the backup driver and first aider.
Until recently, he was a longstanding NSRI member, exposed to resue situations for more than six years, leaving only to pursue his passion for riding with Ride out Africa.
Chris MeyerThe Trophy Collector
Chris Meyer joins the Ride Out Africa team as an expert rider with a string of riding trophies. Chris started out as a professional quad racer in 2000. He completed several national races including Roof of Africa, Tusk 400, Caledon 400, and the Red Cherry 400.
He entered the GS Trophy Challenge for the first time in 2015 when he and his teammates won the Regional South African GS Trophy Championship. In August 2018 he represented South Africa in Mongolia at the GS Trophy International. His team brought the prestigious trophy back to South Africa.