By Osaretin Emuze
The Cycling Federation of Nigeria, CFN, will kick start its activities this year in Port Harcourt tomorrow with the River State Cycling Assoc-iation sponsored annual Cycling Championship which is open to all the states.
The Federation will also be attending the Confederation of Africa Cycling Congress in Cairo, Egypt on February 16 and the trip will be funded by the Federation’s president, AlhajiMohammed Nur Sheriff. In March, the cycling federation will attend an invitational tourney in Egypt as the Eygptian Cycling Federation has invited Nigeria to participate in the 45th edition of Tour of Egypt.
The CFN President has also approved the nomination of the Rivers State cycling team to represent Nigeria in the tour. This is as a result of their impressive performance at the last two National Sports Festivals in Port Harcourt and Lagos.
Later in the year, the CFN will be having the International Track Cycling Championship which will take place at the Velodrome in Abuja.
The federation in consultation with the Confederation of Africa Cycling (CAC) and the International Cycling Union, UCI is to ensure the certification of the Velodrome is carried out before the event comes up.
Meanwhile, the federation has sent a memo to the National Sports Federation, NSC requesting that the Velodrome is made functional, provision of basic track equipment as well as assisting it to procure Track Racing Cycles and racing equipment.