Desert Dash attracts riders amass
Over 550 cyclists have registered for the testing FNB Desert Dash. “Not only is this a record amount, registrations also happened within record times,” said Aiden de Lange, one of the organizers of the FNB Desert Dash that will take place from 12 – 13 December.
Ingrid Goeieman, Manager of Donations and Sponsorships at FNB Namibia said the bank was overwhelmed with the enthusiasm shown by local and international riders. “This is the 8th year that we are the title sponsor and the 10th anniversary that this magnificent tour takes place, through some of the most beautiful scenery Namibia has to offer.”
As in the past, different entry dates were used for the different race categories and online entries were sold out within a short time after opening.
“On 16 July our solo entries sold out and registration closed within 7 hours, while 2 man entries on 30 July sold out within a mere 25 seconds while the 4 man entries went even quicker – a staggering 6 seconds for them to be sold out and the online registration to be closed,” De Lange said.
De Lange confirmed that the prize platform has been increased and the cash prize money alone now stands at N$220,000. “There is also a change in route for the last 46km stage and a new coastal venue for the Pupkewitz-Nissan Finish Zone. We look forward to lots of action and a fun-filled tour for all parties involved,” he added.