'Bicycle Portraits' - Brandan Searle, Durban – "I work at La Lucia Virgin Active. I'm a fitness manager there. I ride from where we live in North Beach, Durban out to the club every day. It's my mode of transport. I enjoy it. It certainly keeps me five-alive."
Asher Tafara, Cape Town – "The bike is for me to do the work of selling some medicines, you see. I travel with the bike to get some herbs and medicines on the mountains. I do healing of the people and selling medicines -- for a living. I pick up some plants in the mountains, so I'm heading to the mountains now -- it's the usual work I do."
Asher Tafara, Cape Town – Asher Tafara signing the "Bicycle Portraits" book he appears in.
Gabriel Moloi, Rosebank – "I cycle almost every day because this is my transport. But I just started it, it was just a simple bike and then I made it to look like this myself."
Gabriel Moloi, Rosebank – "This is just an idea. It has got music, it has got lights, it has indicators -- it looks like a police bike. This one comes on and this one comes on as well. So, It looks nice at night. You see at night I used to do it like this so that I'll be visible anywhere where I go...I can go very far -- it is like a car. The hooter has different sounds. This is a radio, I listen to 94.7."
John Jacobs, George – "My cycling, I've been riding for 12 years and I enjoy it. This is my 10th bicycle -- every winter I have to pawn my bicycle at the pawn shop because I don't have work."
John Jacobs, George – "Then when I get money again I have to go a fetch my bike, and sometimes it's gone. Then I have to get another one. I come from Fancourt now -- I'm a golf caddy there. I enjoy carrying at the golf course but there are some problems there -- people are starting to ride golf carts!"
Stan Engelbrecht – Photographer Stan Engelbrecht, co-creator of Bicycles Portraits, says it was important to go back and re-visit the people featured in the project. "People's reactions are always very positive," he says. "They feel very proud, they really love it."
Deon Hattingh, Johannesburg – "Cycling means my life to me, I'm cycling all the time and every day. It is a pleasure for me. To work and back home. It has been about 15 to 20 years now ... I can't borrow my bicycle to anyone, it is like my wife. I'm married with it and there it stays."
Martin Afrika, Prince Albert – Martin "Silky' Afrika, at Loop street in Prince Albert, a South African town at the southern edge of the Great Karoo.
Takura Chadoka, Mango Mogeni – "Takura (right) in Cape Town says: "I really put all my attention towards bicycles! Now I have two bikes -- I have this one and I have a small mountain bike that I'm going to give to my niece. I'm thinking of building a fixie bike -- that's the project I'm working on now -- 'cause I like fixed gear..."
Dibuseng Janki, Free State – Dibuseng, pictured with her mother, Majanki, says: "The bicycles were bought by the government for us, so that we can ride them to school, because we travel long distances."
Tanki Mohapeloa, Free State – "It's because of this bicycle that I am able to make money, so if you are going to give me more, I want it. I am a Mosotho and I hustle with this wagon. There are no jobs so I have made this my job. I take tourists' luggage inside the wagon and it helps me to make a living."
Andries Toring, Tarkastad – Andries Toring, with his bike at Murray Street in Tarkastad.
Jafta Pietersen, Prince Albert – 'I bought this bicycle form a white lady, Mrs. Sarie Orton, after she left school and she started to work. So I've had it now for over 40 years and she rode it for 10 years ... I don't like riding in cars and those things. For me it's better to ride my bicycle. It's always been like that. I ride to the farms, 10 or 12 kilometers I ride, 20 kilometers."
Kleinbooi Tonies, Hofmeyr – 'Sjoo, I've had this bike for four years now already. I ride it every morning, every night. To farms, anywhere, any place, wherever. On the back here I have a bag of fruit -- apricots. I just picked them up from where I work -- they were for the pigs. And on the front here, my pliers. And my pump. Tools for the bicycle. All I need."
Kleinbooi Tonies, Hofmeyr – "This bicycle means many things for me, so I can say, I like him. I call him Tomzanele -- it means "the last servant girls". It is also my daughter's name. I have just one gear, but it rides very badly. The gear is too light so you can't go very fast. I tried to put the chain on the big chairing up front but it jumps off, it's not in a straight line. But I can fix a bike with just pliers. Like when I picked this frame up in the rubbish and I built it up. I was just short on tires..."
Micky Abrahams, Cape Town – 'I ride around on this bike. I bought it there in Goodwood, from some people there. I think two years, no, three years ago. I bought it so I can just go on with life. I'm short of breath -- with the bike I can go further. I ride my bike every day."