The weekend that just passed (26th – 28th May) a few riders went down to South Africa to hold up Namibia’s name.
7 riders from Namibia went down to Cape Town this weekend to face off against the South Africans at Zone 7. Zone 7 is a recreational park for Off-road bikes as well as Quad bikes. They host 6 tracks from kiddies to seniors, also including a RC track and a BMX track.
The Namibian riders all did very well and we managed to claim a 2nd place on the podium. This is remarkably impressive as it was a strange track to all of them and a whole list of new obstacles. I unfortunately did not have the opportunity to attend the event. However, I believe I speak for everybody when I say that I am very proud of all the riders that took part in the adrenaline pumping races. They did their country proud and even though they did not get first place they are all winners in our hearts.
As far as I understand the event was on Saturday the 27th of May. The riders had a practice run before the main race to get a feel for the new track and see which are the best “lines” to take. They were spaced out across the different classes that Zone 7 offers, much like we also do it here in Namibia. We even had one of our riders in the Quad bike class.
Very fortunately none of them underwent any injuries, and at the end of the day the sport is all about having fun and believe me crashing is not very fun. Hopefully I am able to attend the next trip to the Cape, It sounds like a heap of fun and I can only imagine the good times all of them had.