Arthur Blick Jr and Maxime van Pee
Arthur Blick Jr  Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA ANAKATO

Arthur Blick Jr has announced his retirement after more than two decades of Motocross racing.

This week, Blick stated on his facebook page that he was moving away from the sport; a decision he said was hard for him to take.

“After a lot of praying and thinking over the last couple of months, I have decided to hang up my boots and retire from competitive Motocross competitions,” he said.

Blick retired just after scooping his first national MX1 title in five years.

The 40-year old also guided his country Uganda to the regional MX1 title.

“My entire life has revolved around motocross, however it’s been a true blessing from God, one I’m thankful for,” he said.

Asaph Natan, Arthur Blick and Maxim Van Pee

Blick started competitive racing in 1996. He registered his maiden MX title in 1997 and continued to rack up several wins and titles .

In 2015, Blick registered his only Enduro championship title.

“I can humbly say that I have achieved more than I ever could have imagined with 12 Motocross Championships and two East African Motocross Championships to my name,” he asserted.

“I have gone on as hard as I can, for as long as I can and our sport is tough and very expensive. It takes a huge amount of sacrifice, hard work and discipline to stay on top,” he added.

Arthur Blick Jr and Maxime van Pee

Arthur Blick Jr picked up the Motocross career from his father; Arthur Blick Snr who had earlier dominated the sport in the 1970s along with his brother Paddy Blick.

“I feel that I have contributed enough to help make our sport better off than when I came into It. I’m proud to have lifted.

“I hope that I have been a good leader, role model for our beloved sport.”

Arthur Blick Jr will however remain competitive in Motorsport; but this time in motor rallying.

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