Abuja to host Cycling FCT in January 2019
The event, which will be held in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Transport and the Abuja Federal Capital Territory Authority, is the second leg of Cycling LifeScope ltd agenda to create cycling infrastructure platforms, entrench cycling as a culture, a way of life that would change lifestyle and improve health in Nigeria.
According to the Chairman, Cycling LifeScope, Soji Adeleye, the event like it’s sister Program Cycling Lagos, that debuted in 2018, is conceived to become one of biggest sports, tourism and entertainment events in Nigeria and Africa continent.
It will transverse an engaging two months of activities between December 6, 2018 and January 28, 2019.
“Activities for the event will be a high profile cycling bazaar, will consist of the main event that will hold on Sunday January 27, 2019, followed by the Awards Gala Night at the hospitality partner’s hotel following day.
“The main event that will offer attractive prizes will be a classic road race with a distance of 180km (male) and 95km (female) on the Abuja Municipal circular highway. It will start and finish at the Parade Ground, FCT, Abuja,” he said.
Adeleye added: “The idea is to take cycling to the heart of our government and people to help advance the advocacy in the country.”
“With Cycling Lagos, most of corporate Nigeria has signed up to the theme and embraced the principles of healthy, sustainable and active lifestyle to their workers and those in their immediate environment going forward.
“Abuja with its relatively modern and open dual carriage ways offers a particularly inspirational and unparalleled cycling route for cyclists, and what should become an annual international cycling Mecca.
“In recognition of the contribution of cycling to the Sustainable Development Goals, concerted effort is being made across the globe to promote its social, economic and environmental benefits. In the case Cycling F.C.T, it’s an amazing opportunity to showcase the tourism potential of the host City through the event. The United Nations resolution to declare the 3rd day of June, the World Bicycle Day further underlined the uniqueness of this simple technology that has become a solution to our modern sustainable development. Cycling culture is now seen universally as one of the uniquely thorough highway to a future greener, eco-friendly and sustainable,” he stated.
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