12 October 2016

Upcoming Dolman wins African Continental BMX Championship

Submitted by Viv Quann
Upcoming Dolman wins African Continental BMX Championship

KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA, 11 OCTOBER 2016 - The National BMX Championship and African Continental  BMX Championship, which took place at Giba Gorge Park in KZN, on Saturday and Sunday, the 1st and 2nd October 2016, was a weekend filled with BMX action. Young Jeep Team BMX racer, Alex Dolman (15), participated in both Championships in the Boys under 16 race. In the South African National BMX Championship, Dolman finished 2nd, losing only to the strong Jason O’Shea. The following day, racing in the African Continental BMX Championship, Dolman was having none of it, winning the Under 16’s race, this time ahead of Jason O’Shea.

Cycling South Africa President, William Newman, said: “When I arrived and saw all of the young girls and boys lining up to do their moto’s, I thought, ‘wow, cycling is in a very good space.’ We have a lot of talent. It shows here because we have a lot of young girls and boys participating in the sport, and BMX is the best way to teach them about, and get them involved in cycling. The finals were also so exciting.” The African Continental BMX Championships had a great turnout of riders from Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa.

Newman added “Our challenge now is to ensure that we have BMX in all nine provinces, and active. We would also like to see more African nations taking part in the Continental Championships, but to have these four nations is a great stepping stone.” Source: cyclingsa.co.za Other Jeep Team results PADDLING Hank McGregor News Eight-time World Champion and Jeep Team paddler, Hank McGregor, just back from racing Ireland’s 57th International Liffey Descent with doubles partner, Lee Furby, after finishing 5th overall against a large set of international competitors.

McGregor will be racing the much anticipated Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon this coming weekend, 7 & 8 October, on the start line full of confidence after his double gold medal wins at the recent Canoe Marathon World Championships in Germany.

McGregor, six-time winner of the Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon, said, “Going to Worlds and retaining my title was obviously a big focus for the last while but now that that job is done, it’s good to come home and still be able to look forward to the Fish. With a guaranteed water release and great vibe, Fish is one of the biggest and possibly the best paddling races in South Africa, and I wouldn’t miss it for the world!” 

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