Burry Willie Stander was a South African mountain biker, the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup under-23 men’s cross-country 2009 world champion. In the 2008 Summer Olympics, held in Beijing, Stander finished 15th in the cross-country mountain bike race.
Burry Stander, one of South Africa and the world’s foremost mountain bikers who tragically died after being hit by a car while out training will live on through his legacy of change.
The Burry Stander Foundation was founded in memory of his life.
The main goal of the Foundation is to be catalyst of change working towards changing legislation, assist other worthy initiatives, raise awareness and bring about lasting change.
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We decided last year, that we want to design a unique Cycling Kit, that was all about Burry. To sell through the foundation and also raise money for the projects we want to get involved in. First the back of the shirt was designed by Sylvester le Roux (Charl, the older brother, has got a tattoo on his arm, with that design. On the one side we put Burry’s nick name, that he got, when he started out as a professional “THE DART” because he was young and had no seeding, he had to start on the last row at World Cup and then sprinted to make up positions.
The other side we put BURRY’s name.
The front we put the SA flag, as Burry was a true ambassador for South Africa. On the other side we put the word “RESPECT” as we feel,
He was a true role model to everyone, he was taken far too early and as his legacy lives on, he deserves ‘RESPECT”
We also added the ‘BURRY STANDER FOUNDATION” and #iRide4Burry.