Nedbank Cycle Challenge to kick off in February
The local Nedbank cycling series for this year will off in February, starting with the Road Challenge on 11 February, followed by the popular Kidz Challenge on 24 February, and ending off with the Mountain Bike Challenge scheduled for 25 February.
The Road Challenge will start off from Windhoek’s Independence Ave with the friendly support of Windhoek Pedal Power. This unique family event will cater for elite professionals as well as first time cyclists daring to take on the 20,30,60 or 100km race.
The Mountain Bike race will conclude the Cycle challenge at Avis Dam. This national mountain bike event held in conjunction with Rock & Rut Cycling club will allow mountain bikers to test their skills and ingenuity on the trails in the 15, 30 and 60km stretches.
“Promoting cycling in Namibia goes beyond the excitement of hosting high level competitions and events. It goes hand in hand with developing and investing in teams and individuals from various backgrounds to nurture local talent. Contributing toward the development of the sport and cyclists in particular have been the reasons why the bank has backed the sport for so long”, said Selma Kaulinge, Nedbank’s Communication Specialist.
Kaulinge describes cycling as not only a competitive sport but also a popular leisure activity, which bears the added advantage of offering an efficient means of transport.
“The races are family friendly with large crowds of supporters flocking to the events each year. Partners such as Coca Cola, NHP and Windhoek Express make valuable contributions in ensuring this renowned event is sustained year on year,” she added.
The cycle challenge is one of many cycling events to be hosted by Nedbank this year in the run up to another major calendar event at the end of the year, the Desert Dash.