Meet Nikki

My Vision

My 6 years of mountain biking taught me so many valuable life lessons on and off the bike that I wanted to share my knowledge and love for mountain biking with other women and show them that women can mountain bike too and so in 2012 the Trail Angels Ladies Mountain Biking Club was born.


Nikki Haywood, founder and owner of Trail Angels, a Ladies Mountain Biking Club has been riding her bike since she was a student at Stellenbosch University. She started cycling as a means of transport and then in 2006 she decided to enter her first Absa Cape Epic as a rookie rider and from there her passion for mountain biking began and she has gone on to complete 4 Cape Epics, 3 W2W, 3 Sani2C the Imana Wild Ride and has also cycled 2000km across South Africa with a friend for 3 weeks through the bush unsupported. She has a Human Movement Science degree and has been running her own Pilates Studio from home for the last 17 years.