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New wheels for Cameron

Cameron Holtrop – the teenage cyclist whose bicycle was stolen from his home in Gordon’s Bay a few months ago – has received a brand new Silverback bicycle, thanks to the generosity of a DistrictMail reader.

The person read the article about the talented cyclist’s situation and decided to help the youngster (“Stolen bike stymies rider”, DistrictMail, 6 June).

“I was overjoyed and very, very thankful,” said Cameron, who is now back to daily and gruelling training routines.

He has participated in two events over the past month – the Nissan Trailseeker MTB event in Hermanus and the Stellenbosch MTB event – and finished first in the latter race, where he was awarded a prize. “I’m confident I can do better,” Cameron related.

He is also back at school after missing classes for most of the year owing to financial constraints at home.

Between catching up at school and playing hockey he still finds time to focus on his first love, which is cycling.

“My plan, going forward, is really just to work hard at getting my fitness up to where it needs to be and, over the course of the next few weeks ,I will enter MTB competitions I come across,” Cameron said.

He has also been battling measles and an eye injury from hockey, and says it is only a matter of time before he is up to speed again.

About two months ago his bicycle was stolen during a burglary as the family slept, after which they turned to the community for assistance

Asked where he now stores his precious two-wheel, Cameron said: “In my bedroom. I think it’s safer closer to me.”

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