On a BMX track, a rider's bike is the bridge that closes the gaps between ages, gender and ability. Tauranga BMX Club's riders - Peter Roden, 61, and Mike Ngatai, 50, may be older than some of their club members but that doesn't stop them winning titles and riding alongside their younger clubmates. Adyn Ogle reports.

Having a mate 55 years his junior is at the core of what keeps BMX rider Pete Roden going.

Roden is one of two Tauranga BMX Club members, along with Mike Ngatai, who are beyond their 50th birthdays and still winning championships in their

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