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Cyclists to ride for Cancer

The Kingdom Cycling Club will host its annual Cycle4Cancer 24 Hour relay on 25 April. The event is scheduled to kick-off at 13:00 and is expected to end 24 hours later. Cyclists will ride it out at Fruit & Veg in Kleine Kuppe, Windhoek as well as Swakopmund and at the Golf Club in Tsumeb. A spinning bicycle will be provided Cycling will be used as a mechanism to collect funds for various organizations and associations all in aid of Cancer. Participating teams will be provided with snacks and drinks throughout the entire period. Corporates will be required to pay an entry fee of N$1 000 per rider. Riders will be required to cycle for at least one hour during the 24 hour relay period.

Corporates are encouraged to apply and will be allowed to send a minimum of three employees to participate in the relays. The proceeds will be shared amongst the Cancer Association of Namibia, the Quinton Steele Botes Trust Fund and the State Hospital Children’s Cancer Ward. In 2013, a total of N$ 296, 000 was collected. The Kingdom Cycling Club held similar drives in 2013 and this included a 24 hour Mountain Bike Relay for Namibian Orphans, collecting N$40 000 and the Rehoboth Blanket project through which N$ 3 600 was collected. Two different groups of cyclists will ride from Walvis Bay and Gobabis towards Fruit & Veg over the 24 hour period. The cyclists from the coast will use the Uis pass and both sets of cyclists will tough it out overnight and should be be done by 13:00. Interested parties are welcome to enter even after the relay has started.

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