THE 38th Nedbank Cycle Challenge is the latest chapter in the development of cycling as a sport in the country, say organisers.
Speaking at the launch in Windhoek yesterday, Nedbank chief operating officer Victor Ashikoto highlighted the impact of cycling in Namibia and the role his institution has played in its development as a sport.
“We want to extend our warmest welcome to the paraplegic cyclists who will inspire us with their determination and compete in three different categories. Their presence reinforces the idea that cycling knows no bounds.
Indeed, it is a sport for everyone,” Ashikoto said.
Nedbank has been at the forefront of the growth of cycling in Namibia, consistently supporting and nurturing remarkable new talent. Our dedication has contributed significantly to establishing Namibia as a formidable cycling nation, and we’ve seen that with the Nedbank Desert Dash and the number of participants that have taken part, he said. This years’ Nedbank Cycle Challenge will consist of four category routes, namely the 100km, 60km, 30km and 20km. Sport minister Agnes Tjongarero said participants should enjoy the race while attempting to make a lasting impression. “To the participants, I want to commend each and every one of those who will be taking part for their determination, courage and perseverance,” Tjongarero said.
“As participants traverse the scenic routes, they will not only experience the thrill of the race but also witness the breathtaking landscapes that make our country unique,” she said.
“This tournament is not just a display of physical competency, but a celebration of the human spirit and the pursuit of excellence.
Whether you are a seasoned cyclist or a first- time participant, you have chosen to embark on a remarkable journey that will test your limits, push your boundaries and reward you with unforgettable memories.”
Entries to the race are currently open.
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