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Gambia Cycling Association organizes cycling competition

Dec 19, 2013, 9:35 AM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

The Gambia Cycling Association yesterday organised a cycling competition that started from Brusubi junction and continued to Kairaba Senior Secondary School behind Gamwork Office in Mile 7, Bakau.

The cycling race was part of the school’s 10th-year anniversary with a view to encouraging students to ride to school and to take up cycling as a sport as well as to serve as the elected custodian charged with the development and promotion of the sport of cycling in the country.

The association said: “It behooves us to endeavour to make a difference for our youth and also utilize the power of sport to peace, tolerance, unity, understanding and harmony within and across the human race.

“It was the late Nelson Mandela that said ‘sport has the power to change the world, the power to unite people’.

“Our board mandates our corporate social sports responsibility committee (CSSRC) that we commit to support students who ride to school, and provide assistance in the form of edifying them, in the proper way of using the bike, ridding position, gearing, risk factors and more over to become professional cyclists.”

This, the association stated, was put in place to realize their objectives in the systematic cycling in the country as well as in fulfilling their national obligation.