Friday, November 10, 2006

Inaugural Dunedin BMX Primary School Challenge

5 November 2006

In spite of the weather, 45 enthusiastic riders from six schools joined a team of willing volunteers to participate in the first challenge of its type held in Dunedin.

Riders competed according to their age on the day. Three rounds of racing were held prior to the lunchbreak, during which competitors were treated to a great demo race from some of the club's more experienced riders. This was also followed by a demonstration of the cycling ability of some parents. Two rounds of racing followed the break, and then it was on to prizegiving and the business end of the day.

At the end of the day the children (and some of the parents) were all thoroughly wet, filthy and exhausted, but grinning from ear to ear with a sense of accomplishment and enthusiasm. Thankfully the weather held off for the prizegiving, where Fairfield took out third place and Macandrew Bay beat Musselburgh by a mere 0.1 of a point to take the trophy and have the honour of being the first team to have their name engraved on it.

Thanks to all involved for a successful day, and here's to making next year even bigger and better !! Hopefully next year more schools will make the effort to allow their kids to take part.

Balaclava School

Fairfield School

Grants Braes School

Macandrew Bay School

Musselburgh School

Waikouaiti School


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