Dodd said that staying in the elite one category meant a lot to him and to win it for the fourth time in a row was even more special.
“It does make it harder each year to try to retain it, though, because there are so many great guys coming through the ranks.
“It’s good pressure, though, as it keeps me on my toes,” he said.
Day two was an excellent one for Durban rider Dylan Eggar, who claimed the top honours in the junior men’s race, ahead of Tyler Klumper (second) and Manqoba Madida.
“Yesterday I was feeling good the whole day and just made a silly mistake on the first turn, but for the final in the African Champs I was focused. I worried about nothing else but my own race,” said Eggar.
South African and African champion in the 14 and over girls category, Georgie Grassie, has been cycling for over eight years.
“I think it’s because I’m an extreme sports and adrenaline junkie like my dad. I love riding motorbikes and I do a lot of different types of cycling, but BMX is my favourite,” she said.
The African Continental BMX Championships welcomed riders from Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa.