Nedbank Namibia officially launched the 2018 edition of the Cycle Challenge at an event that saw Nedbank staff, co-sponsors Namibia Health Plan (NHP), Coca Cola and Windhoek Express as well as members of the media compete in a fun filled relay cycle challenge this week.
Four person teams took to the upper parking of the Grove Mall in Kleine Kuppe, to participate in the exciting event. To add to the delight, Namibian professional cyclist Vera Adrian, Dan Craven, Xavier Papo and Denzal De Koe also took to the pedal to race alongside teams.
Speaking at the event, Nedbank Head of Marketing and Communication, Gernot de Klerk reiterated Nedbank’s commitment to the development of cycling in Namibia.
“This will mark the 34th anniversary of the Nedbank Cycle Challenge, which continuously proves to be Namibian’s largest mass sporting event. This year a portion of the proceeds from the entry fees will go to furthering the development of cycling in Namibia in honour of the late Namibian cyclist Costa Seibeb, who was an extremely talented cyclist who passed away at the prime of his career,” he said.
Themed the ‘Greatest Ride Under the Sun’, the 2018 Nedbank Cycle Challenge road race will take place on the 11th of February and will once again start in front of the Nedbank branch on Independence Avenue. The route will take the cyclists through the city centre out onto the Western Bypass and back again.
The entry fee is N$160 per cyclist for the 100km race and N$120 per cyclist for the other distances. The closing date for entries is 7 February, with registration taking place on 10 February at the Mutual Tower Building on Independence Avenue.
The Nedbank MTB Challenge will take place on 25 February, over 15km, 30km and 60km routes, starting and finishing at Eagles Restaurant at Avis Dam. The entry fee is N$160 for the 60km race and N$120 for the other distances. The closing date for entries is 21st February, while registration will take place at Eagles Restaurant, Avis Dam on 24 February.
The Kids Challenge, which is open to children between the ages of 3 and 13 years, will take place on 24 February and also start and finish at Eagles at Avis Dam. Entry can be made up until the day.
Entries for the Nedbank Cycle Challenge Series 2018 are open and forms are available online at: http://www.today.com.na/2018-nedbank-cycle-challenge.
Participants can also download the form and submit at any Nedbank branch. The race is open to anyone from the professional to the amateur cyclist.