Cycle Classic ‘for all’ launched 

The 2023 Paratus Namibian Cycle Classic was launched in Windhoek on 13 June. Photo: Veri Kanguimine

The organisers of the Paratus Namibian Cycle Classic expect another “phenomenal” event when it takes place in October.

The competition, initiated in 1999 by the Rotary Club Windhoek, will take place on 5 and 6 October at the Doc Jubber Sport Ground in Windhoek.

It will again feature a children’s race, an off-road fun walk, a mountain-bike challenge and main road race.

Since its inception, millions have been raised for charitable organisations and unique causes.

For the Rotary Club, the Cycle Classic is one of its biggest fundraisers.

The recent event helped fix the roofing problem of a school at Rundu after it was blown off by strong winds, while continuing with feeding programmes for orphans and many others, says Rotary Club’s incoming president, Shareen Thude.

“The Cycle Classic is not just for cyclists, it’s also for family, it is bonding time. We encourage corporates and bikers to make productive use of this event,” she says.

Thude gives special recognition to The Namibian for its consistent support in paying the entry fees of cyclists and youngsters with disabilities from in and around Windhoek.

The upcoming event promises to be one for the history books, says The Namibian’s chief operating officer, Mark Kissler.

“I look forward to a phenomenal event. As we know, sport is a unifier, and this event will bring people together from all walks of life,” he says.

Paratus executive Ian Graasow urges everyone who can to be part of this year’s Cycle Classic event.

“We aim to make this year’s Cycle Classic bigger and better than ever before,” he says.

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