Giba Gorge Park in KwaZulu-Natal will play host to the 2016 African Continental BMX Championships, taking place on Sunday 2 October. The event draws riders from all around Africa, throwing tough competition at our local BMX heroes.
Zimbabwe were the proud hosts of the second African Continental BMX Championships in Harare on Saturday 14 November. The renowned Old Georgians Sports Club saw BMX riders from the continent competing in not only one, but two events over the weekend, also hosting the Africa BMX Challenge on Sunday 15 November. South African BMX Champion, Kyle Dodd (Jeep Team), added to his winning streak by taking the 2015 African Continental BMX Championship as well as Africa Challenge title.
The 2015 South African National BMX Championships saw elite men’s shining star Kyle Dodd confirm his wrist injury woes are finally a thing of the past and his quest to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games remains on track after he successfully defended his national title at his home club, Alrode BMX Club in Alberton, Gauteng despite a strong challenge from a flying Alex Limberg.
South African BMX riders achieved five world numbers at the recent 2015 UCI BMX World Championships at the Cirque de Zolder BMX track at Heusden, Belgium from 21-25 July 2015.
Cycling South Africa played proud hosts to the 2014 UCI BMX African Continental Championships, which took place at Giba Gorge, KwaZulu-Natal, on Sunday 26 October. The steady rain in the morning session made the track slippery and tricky, however racing went ahead in line with the event schedule.
Five of South Africa’s BMX riders triumphed at the recent 2014 UCI BMX World Championships in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, when they returned home with six collective World Numbers in their respective categories.
South African BMX rider and coach, Tyrone Johns, claimed the Challenge class 30+ category World Championship title in sheer dominance at the 2014 UCI BMX World Championships, currently underway at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, last night.
South African BMX racer Teagan O’Keeffe had another great weekend of racing at the USA BMX Super Nationals in Dallas, Texas, at the weekend, qualifying for the final rounds on both days.
The UCI races had all the top contenders once again, vying for valuable UCI points towards their world ranking. O’Keeffe progressed to the final rounds on Saturday and Sunday, finishing in 7th and 6th places respectively.