SA BMX aces in UK

The South African BMX team arrived safely in Birmingham, Great Britain and ready to rock and roll at the 2012 UCI BMX World Championships that started today and end on Sunday.

According to Team SA Manager Alan Dodd, Team South Africa comprising of 58 Challenge riders five Championship riders and around 50 spectators is a record attendance for a Worlds event and the spirits amongst the riders are extremely high. The total world’s entries are 2108 from 35 nations, which is slightly lower than last year.

The spectacular event is only two months before the 2012 London Olympics, and takes place in Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena.

ÔÇ£To put it into perspective, the track is 302-metres and the total staging area is 350m so the team management comprising of 10 individuals are going to have their hands full ensuring that no riders miss their Moto’s,ÔÇØ says Dodd. ÔÇ£Special thanks must go out to these folk who have given of their time to assist riders in achieving their goals.

ÔÇ£Practice day one went extremely well on one of the shortest most technical styled tracks to-date. The riders glided through the track with flying colours, having been exposed to this type of environment from our SA Championships recently held in Pietermaritzburg.

ÔÇ£Our first incident came from daring Jade de Jonge who was the first rider to jump the triple down the first straight. Many of our youngsters were able to breeze through the track with confidence from Kita Uys all the way through to Shannon Buys.

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