Mass cycling celebration event to invade city
The Namibian Cycling Federation (NCF), and all Windhoek’s bicycle clubs, are mobilising all cyclists in Windhoek, under the banner of Cycling in the City, to meet at MegaCentre, Chasie Street, in Kleine Kuppe on 8 September.
The organisers said the large parking ground at MegaCentre will be used for a celebration of cycling in Windhoek. The celebrations will kick off around at 15:00 with a short ride of 2 km mainly for the kids and at 17:30 there will be an 8km relaxed, sociable, mass ride.
The organisers said the purpose of these rides is to drive home the message that Windhoek now urgently needs demarcated cycle lanes and routes throughout the City. “Although it is policy that Windhoek should have such cycle lanes and routes, they are a very,very long time coming,” they added.
The cycling bodies involved will include, Windhoek Pedal Power, Rock and Rut, Physically Active Youth, Bicycling Empowerment Network Namibia, and BMX Vertigo.
According to the organisers, there will be a live band, refreshments, a basic cycling skills development track, and entertainment for the kids.
The bicycle shops will also be on hand to test and adjust bikes for road worthiness, for free. There will be a secure parking area for bicycles and furthermore, organisers said a lucky draw is set to take place.
Caption: More and more cyclists are to be seen on Windhoek’s congested streets. This is part of an international trend as people turn to the bicycle as an efficient means of transport and an enjoyable way of keeping fit.