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Lagos City Cycling Grand Prix to debut in January

By Samuel Ifetoye
15 November 2018   |   3:10 am
The maiden Lagos City Cycling Grand Prix (LCCGP) 1.0 project will flag off in Lagos with 3,000 cyclists competing for prizes in different categories on January 18 and 19 next year. The championship, organised by Shonga Africana Limited, will be a yearly event, which is part of an effort to promote biking as a sport…

[FILE PHOTO] Cyclists

The maiden Lagos City Cycling Grand Prix (LCCGP) 1.0 project will flag off in Lagos with 3,000 cyclists competing for prizes in different categories on January 18 and 19 next year.

The championship, organised by Shonga Africana Limited, will be a yearly event, which is part of an effort to promote biking as a sport and fun in order to promote healthy lifestyle. The tournament holds at different locations and states within the country.

Briefing newsmen on the event, Managing Director of Shonga Africana, Daniel Anyankah said cycling, which is a popular sporting activity and a veritable means of transport, has been relegated to the background and considered as only a means of transport for the poor.

“The second day will feature participants from Ghana, Cameroun, Benin and host Nigeria, with technical support from the Cycling Federation of Nigeria, Lagos Cycling Association and FT Cycle Care Limited,” he stated.

Speaking on the honour bestowed on her husband, Mrs. Yemisi Tinubu, said, “We are proud of everything Ayodeji Tinubu did and all that he stood for. He wanted to leave a legacy and he went about doing that with all tenacity, doggedness… I am sure that all sitting here who came in contact with him will testify and attest to that. I am really honoured. The date of the cycling championship is just a week to his anniversary, his passing on to glory. It will be such a befitting memorial in his honour.”