Nedbank Cycle Challenge launched
The 29th edition of the Nedbank Cycle Challenge was launched this week. The challenge had its very first race in November 1986. Lionel Matthews, Nedbank’s Managing Director said that the Cycle Challenge has always aimed to shape the cycling landscape of the country and provide the most talented cyclist with an opportunity to mettle against the cream of Namibia’s cycling crop. Mr Mathews also emphasized that cycling and one’s ability to compete at the very top structures of the sport, can be expensive for many of the country’s cyclist and therefore Nedbanks’ philanthropic aim is to make sure that the cost of participation will not be the reason why talented cyclists cannot prove their worth internationally and because of this they will announce their “Green Power Loan”. Therefore Nedbank Namibia will be financing Namibians to acquire the premium bicycles that will allow them to hold their own in the competitive cycling environment.
Mannie Heymans, President of the Namibian Cycling Federation thanked Nedbank for their sponsorship and that the relationship between Nedbank and the Cycling Federation may continue for many more years.
The focus for Nedbank is on “making the greenest cycle challenge ever happen”. Entries for the Nedbank MTB Challenge which will be hosted on 15 February 2014 close on 7 February 2014. While the Nedbank Road Challenge starts on 23 February 2014 and entries will be accepted until 14 February 2014. On line entries can be done at www.nedbank-cyclechallenge.com and everyone who enters the “green way” will be in line to win an all-inclusive weekend away at Emanya at Etosha.