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Cycle Classic launched

Dirk Schuler, former president: Rotary Club of Windhoek; Gilbert Botha, Retail Marketing Manager: Pick n Pay; and Kevin Davidow, Chairperson: The Namibian Pick n Pay Cycle Classic

Dirk Schuler, former president: Rotary Club of Windhoek; Gilbert Botha, Retail Marketing Manager: Pick n Pay; and Kevin Davidow, Chairperson: The Namibian Pick n Pay Cycle Classic

Last week the Windhoek Rotary Club, Windhoek Pedal Power and the Rock and Rut Mountain Bike Club launched the Namibian Pick n Pay Cycle Classic 2012, a fun filled family cycling event now in its 13th year and the largest charity fundraising activity by the Windhoek Rotary Club.
This year’s event will comprise a kiddies race for children up to 8 years of age (3.2 km) on Friday  12 October, a mountain bike race (15 or 40 km) on Saturday 13 October and a road race (20, 30, 60 or 100 km) on Sunday 14 October, all starting at the Sports Club Windhoek in Olympia.
The number of participants in 2011 almost doubled from the first race in the year 2000 which kicked off with 750 participants in the three road distances.
Over the years, not only have participant numbers grown but the race options as well enabling organisers to support a wide array of projects including a school building initiative in Kunene, and the Nau-Aib/Okahandja Soup Kitchen, CLASH and the S.O.S Children’s Village.
Handing over the main cash sponsorship by Pick n Pay Namibia, the company’s Managing Director, Henry Feris, congratulated the organisers for arranging a top class cycling event which sees participation from Namibians from all over the country.
Feris said: “As a truly Namibian company, we are pleased to be the main cash sponsor of this event which not only brings Namibians together for a whole lot of fun, but is also in support of various charities which ties in with our purpose of Creating a Future, Enhancing Life.”
The Namibian is the main media partner, while other sponsors include Radio Wave, Coca-cola, FNB Namibia, Murray & Roberts, Cymot, Rent-A-Drum, Free World Plascon, John Meinert Printing, Toshiba Cycling, International S.O.S., Tiger Wheel & Tyre, and the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC).
All people who register will receive a goodie bag, while all finishers will also receive a medal or an armband. They will also be entered for various lucky draws. Entries and payments can be done at Cycle Wholesale, Cycletec, Cymot, DAS Bike Shop, Mannie Bike Mecca, The Namibian and any Pick ‘n Pay Store, or online at http://www.wpp.iway.na. Entries close on 6 October 2012. Registration will start at 16:00 on Friday, 12 October and continue on Saturday 13 October until 12pm.

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