Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Picking Up Titles for Fun

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Picking Up Titles for Fun

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Byline: SAM FLANAGAN

BMX: "If I'm out here at 47 then there's no reason other people can't give it a go." Ben McDonald hasn't let age slow him down and he doesn't want it to pump the brakes on others either.

McDonald recently returned from the South Australian BMX Titles with three state championships in a sport he believes caters for everyone.

The Coffs Coast BMX Club member came first in the 40-49 men's 20-inch, the 45-plus retro and 45-49 cruiser class.

"I knew I was going to be competitive down there, I've won the retro class nine years in a row," McDonald said.

"The cruiser was a bit of a shock though, I just threw something together hoping for the best." McDonald has been whipping around on a BMX for most of his life, but admitted as he gets older the sport can take more of a toll on his body. …

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