A bunch of cyclists during a competition
It was excitement and fun for kids at the Cycling Lagos children Race as organisers took time to groom and inspire children who could represent Nigeria in future international cycling events and for a healthy lifestyle.
The Children’s edition of the Cycling event was held last weekend at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere for kids between 13-18 years old, during which prizes were won.
Speaking at the event in Lagos, Chairman Cycling Lagos, Mr. Soji Adeleye said the children event was necessary to create cycling culture among the kids and prepare them for future events on the world Stage.
“Aside promoting cycling culture among the children at early stage, the Cycling Lagos Children Race is aimed at grooming children who would grow up to represent Nigeria at international cycling events,” he said.
The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi has promised to join other leaders and cycling enthusiasts in the Celebrity Race at the grand finale of the highly anticipated Cycling Lagos 2018 scheduled for August 25.
The competition which will involve over 1,000 cyclists from within and outside Nigeria has been described by the organisers as one of the biggest sports, tourism and entertainment events in the country and the entire Africa continent in recent time.
The Cycling Lagos 2018 is supported by the Lagos Government, Lagos State Cycling Association, Eko Hotels & Suites, DStv, SuperSport, Leadway Assurance Company, Addefort Limited, WorldStage Group, Cool FM, Wazobia FM, Nigeria Info, JAC Motors, Simba Group, TVS and Access Bank.