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Over 100 Bikers To Participate In 2nd Edition Of Abuja Mountain Biking Festival

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No fewer than one hundred bikers will take part in the second edition of Abuja Mountain Biking Festival, organisers announced.

The festival hosted by the foremost biking club in Abuja, Chaingang,is expected to promote cycling in Abuja and it’s environs and improve the general well-being of people in various communities through cycling.

Speaking ahead of the event slated for this Saturday, November 18th 2023, the Chairman of the club, Dr. Andrew Etsetowaghan said the essence is to raise awareness on the health benefit of cycling and help in reducing carbon footprint in the society .

“There is this maxim that ”health is wealth’ and there is no better time than now for Nigerians to embrace cycling. With the rise in population and the pressure to meet up with the daily needs of life, finding time to exercise is becoming more and more difficult which is the reason this club is set up to create avenue for regular exercise and promote the sport.

He noted that the Festival is also “an opportunity to raise awareness about carbon footprint which is a residual amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere as a result of the activities of a particular individual, organization, or community.

“However,cycling helps reduce that effect because with cycling you are not faced with challenges of that nature,” he explained

On his part, the festival committee chairman, Mr Tunji Olanrewaju said this year’s edition would take off at Primus Hospital Karu to Karu Mountains and back to Karu at Primus Hospital. In addition to that, there are series of activities lined up by the organiser which include 40kilometers MTB (Mountain Bike Trail) competition Road Race, Cycling Clinic for Cycling Newbies, Bicycle Stunt Show and Cycling Gear Bazaar.

Forty-five riders participated in the maiden edition last year.

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International Cycling Union Grants Nigeria Two More Slots In Cycling Event

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Barely Two Days To The Start Of The Paris 2024 Olympics The International Cycling Union Has Granted Nigeria Two More Slots In Cycling.


This Is Contained In A Statement By The Worlds Governing Body, Uci Addressed To The Nigeria Olympic Committee And The Cycling Federation Of Nigeria.


This Means African Champion In Road Time , Nigeria’s Ese Ukpeseraye Who Is Nigeria’s Sole Qualifier In Cycling At Paris 2024 Will Now Compete In Two Track Events Keiran And Individual Time In Addition To The Road Time She Qualified For.


President, Cycling Federation Of Nigeria, Giandomenico Massari Who Confirmed The Development To Journalists on Wednesday Described It  As A Rare Opportunity.


Massari Noted That The  Development Will Brighten Nigeria’s Chances For A Podium Finish In The Country’s First Appearance In Olympic Cycling.


He revealed that, revealed that the Reigning National And African Champion Is In High Spirits And Relishing The Opportunity To Win Medals In Nigeria’s First Appearance In Olympics Cycling History.

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