Argus rider is poster boy for active aging

Selwyn Rogoff with both the 40th Cape Cycle medal and the medal he received for completing his 10th Argus.

Selwyn Rogoff may recently have retired but that does not mean he is slowing down.

At age 72, he completed his 10th Argus/Cape Cycle Race on Sunday, March 11.

The resident of Rand Aid’s Inyoni Creek retirement village has always been active. He played social squash for 48 years and did off-road motorcycle racing and long-distance excursions. He has enjoyed cycling since he was a child and still does long distance hiking, trout fishing and enjoys camping.

The poster boy for active aging did not follow a specific training schedule for the Argus – which is a tough 190kms – but cycles most weekends and visits the gym regularly.

Selwyn was balloted into the Rand Light Infantry (RLI) in 1964. He served for 20 years and was Regimental Sergeant-Major for five of those years. He was also a provincial rifle-target shottist and remains involved with the RLI Association.

Selwyn and wife Adelle moved into Inyoni Creek in October 2017.

“We are truly delighted to be part of the dynamic Inyoni Creek family. We not only enjoy the benefits of the activities offered but the level of care, thoughtfulness and organisation of this amazingly well-run village,” says Adelle.


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