Guest Contributor | Aug 30, 2019 | 0
Kids on Bikes ride in Omaruru
The Kids on Bikes project which takes cycling development to the Oshana, Otjozondjupa, Omaheke, Erongo and Khomas regions, gets children onto bicycles as early as possible, for the sheer joy of experiencing mobility and freedom.
Run under the auspices of the Namibia Cycling Federation (NCF), the project’s ultimate aim is to introduce BMX as a sports discipline and to train local coaches to NCF level 1 coaching.
This project is made possible with the support of RMB Namibia through the FNB Foundation. This year’s contribution runs to almost N$170,000.
“All of these developmental objectives are commendable and the FNB Foundation and RMB Namibia are happy to support such initiatives which bring young Namibians together while teaching them a skill and emphasizing the importance of exercise and spending time outdoors,” said Revonia Kahivere, Corporate Social Investment Manager at FNB Namibia.
Sally Harper, Secretary General of the NCF said“Our main emphasis will be strengthening our BMX footprint in the North through a new race day in Outapi, a follow-up visit in Omuthiya, and possibly, with the help of the Directorate of Sport, a new race day in Rundu too, with KAYEC as partner. We will also, via our BMX Challenge series in the regions we have visited so far, open up the age groups in which kids can compete, extending this from 8 years and under, to 16 years and under. And we are confident that we will be able to make a start with the infrastructure needed to grow BMX – a pump track in Katutura, and a modest racetrack on IJG Trails Farm Windhoek.