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Friday, September 23, 2016
Horsfield To Compete in Caribbean MTB Championships

Saltus Grammar School student Robin Horsfield will be flying the Bermuda flag this weekend in St. Maarten at the Caribbean Mountain Biking Championships.

Racing in the Junior category (age 17-18), 17 year-old Horsfield will be Bermuda’s sole representative at the second instalment of this regional competition which will be contested on Sunday morning in the Dutch island territory.

Competitors from around the Caribbean will converge on the host island starting today, September 23rd, and will include strong contingents from Trinidad & Tobago and Puerto Rico, both of which scooped several titles in the inaugural event in 2015.

Horsfield is traveling with his coach, Somersfield Academy teacher Mark Brown.

“Horsfield is quite deserving of this opportunity to represent Bermuda and the BBA”, said Bermuda Bicycle Association President Peter Dunne. “Given his results both locally and overseas in mountain biking this year there was no question that he was well-prepared for the championships in St. Maarten. Robin is also our reigning junior national champion in this discipline and has remained focussed, both in training and competition, in off-road racing. As this regional event grows we hope that we will be able to support athletes like Horsefield who demonstrate the skills and training commitment to mountain biking”.
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