Johnny Koen has been involved with bicycles from a young age and began entering races from the age of 11 years old. Having ridden professionally in South Africa for many years with most of the top pro teams as well as having demonstrated his ability on the track earning him national colours - it was this passion and interest and cycling experince that would eventually lead him into a career closely tied with the sport of cycling.
Velotex was created by Johhny in 2000 as a brand in the cycling and sports industry, following on from his previous company created in the 80's and sold on, Anatomic, which is still operating today.
The belief behind Velotex is to offer the cyclist a fully functional garment based on the technical features required to perform at ones best. Keeping the professional sportsman in mind, Johnny has strived to develop and continuously update the Velotex product to lead in the field of cycling both in South Africa and abroad. Features and fabrics are constantly tested and evolved in line with the ethos of improved performance at reasonable price for cycling, running and triathlons.
Apart from Johnny's business interests in clothing manufacturing he has remained close to the sport of cycling with his involvement as the presenter for TV program Pedal Talk as well as weekly travel to various road and mountain bike events where he can share his cycling knowledge and experience as he commentates for various races.