Coen Welsh | Nov 14, 2017 | 0
Cyclists window for late entries opened
The organisers of the Nedbank Cycle Challenge have announced that additional opportunities have been created to accept late entries for the Nedbank MTB Challenge, which takes place on Sunday, 22 February, as well as the Nedbank Cycle Challenge on Sunday, 1 March 2015.
All cyclists who have not managed to finalise their entries can now do so between 09:00 and 12:00 on Saturday, 21 February at Eagles in Avis, Windhoek. This arrangement is applicable to both the mountainbike and road race events, while online entries for the Nedbank Cycle Challenge on 1 March are still accepted on until this coming Saturday. “The growth in the Nedbank Cycle Challenge’s popularity during the course of the past few years has been encouraging,” said Gernot de Klerk, Nedbank Namibia’s Senior Manager: Marketing and Communications. “Our investments into growing competitive cycling in our country are certainly showing great dividends, evidenced by the excitement that the Nedbank Cycle Challenge creates,” he added. The chairman of Rock’n’Rut Mountainbike Club, Conrad Dempsey, expressed confidence that the routes planned for the Nedbank MTB Challenge will provide a good balance between testing the skill levels and endurance of the participating cyclists and still having a fun day out on the trails.
“We will unveil the new race routes a day before the race, so that the actual trails remain a surprise to the participants,” said Dempsey. Organisers of the Nedbank Cycle Challenge, Windhoek Pedal Power, have meanwhile called on every cycling enthusiast in the country to ensure that they have submitted their entries for the road race.
Windhoek Pedal Power Chairman, Leander Borg, said the new routes for the road race have added additional spice to an event that ensures an unrivalled experience for participants and spectators alike.
“We have to extend our deepest sense of appreciation for the support provided by the Windhoek City Police to ensure the safety of participating cyclists,” said Borg. Road users have been requested to exercise vigilance on account of the cyclists participating in the races on 22 February and 1 March respectively, while the organisers have expressed their appreciation for motorists, who will be impacted by the road closures on Sunday, 1 March in particular, which will affect all intersections along Independence Avenue in a northbound direction from Fidel Castro Street up to the off-ramps to the Western Bypass.