Etameko Cycling Club hosts second amateur race
13 October 2020 | Sports
Etameko Cycling Club successfully hosted its second race of a five-race series on Sunday, with a number of amateur riders partaking in the event that was hosted at Carin Park in Windhoek.
The club, which works hand in hand with the Namibian Cleaning Chemical Solutions (NCCS) Pro Cycling Club, was established in 2018 and is involved in competitive and non-competitive cycling.
On Sunday, Etameko hosted its second amateur race, which saw upcoming riders competing in 10, 20 and 30-kilometre routes on the B1 road from Carin Park outside Windhoek. The amateur riders competing in the series will collect points and at the end of all five races in November, the riders with the most points in different categories will be crowned the winners. In an interview with Nampa on Sunday, Jacob Kiyola from NCCS club management said they were happy with the turnout and looking forward to the next race, scheduled for the end of October. The reason for this amateur series is for upcoming cyclists to learn how to race. We had a good number of riders today and for their safety, we just did one loop from Carin Park to the Okapuka bridge,” he said.
Taking cycling to the masses
“Seeing that more riders turned up shows that with a lot of support, this event will grow. “Then we will be able to cater for all those who want to do the sport,” Kiyola said. He added that their goal as a club is to take cycling to the masses as it is usually seen as an exclusive sport.