Tour De Gambia organisation launched

Jul 8, 2024, 12:56 PM | Article By: Adama Jallow

Tour De Gambia, an organisation dedicated to promoting bicycle riding/cycling and youth empowerment across the country was on Friday launched.

The event was held at the Nusrat Senior Secondary School and brought together students from various junior and senior secondary schools.

The organisation is committed to fostering a culture of physical fitness, environmental awareness and school social cohesion among the youth of the country.

The initiative is aimed to empower young people and encourage their active participation in national development. 

It also aims to recreational cycling as well as encourage cycling on a lifelong activity for individual health and happiness.

It also sets to give social opportunities to cyclists to share experience and fellowship, to promote safety riding condition in the country and to advocate cycling through education, communication and partnership in advocacy organisations.

It is also aimed to increase physical, mental and wellbeing of the students/participants and to discourage illegal migration.

Speaking at the event, Sullay Kanu, the Chief Executive Officer of Tour De Gambia, announced that the organisation would be staging the first-ever primary, junior and senior secondary school bicycle riding/cycling competition from the 15th to 17th November 2024.

He stated that the event is designed to inspire young people to embrace the benefits of cycling, foster a sense of healthy competition and highlight the importance of physical fitness and teamwork.

Boubacarr Keita, alias Bob Keita from the Bob Keita Foundation who served as the guest speaker, assured the organisation of a fruitful collaboration. He urged students to avoid the use of drugs and focus on their education for personal and national development.