Nedbank donates bicycles to Oshakati Cycling Club

18 Jun 2013 13:00
OSHAKATI, 18 JUN (NAMPA) - Nedbank Namibia handed over four high-performance bicycles worth a total N.dollars 50 000 to the Oshakati Cycling Club on Monday.
The bank?s Managing Director (MD), Erastus Hoveka was in Oshakati on Monday to hand over the bicycles to the chairperson of that club, Salomo Ndeshimona.
The cycling club battles with a shortage of proper bicycles and other cycling equipment, which prompted Ndeshimona to approach the bank for the sponsorship.
Speaking during the handing over of the bicycles, Hoveka indicated that the donation is about encouraging Namibians to start cycling for a ?greener? Namibia.
?This afternoon we are extending the same challenge to the Oshakati Cycling Club,? he said, adding that the growth of cycling lies in making it popular and accessible for every Namibian who wishes to take up this sport.
Hoveka used the same platform to give recognition to young Namibian cyclists like Fiffy Kashululu, Ananias Ananias, Jo-Jo Hamunyela and Lucky Mbako, saying they emerged as some of the leading young cyclists because of the tremendous effort they are putting into becoming the best.
?A young cyclist like Till Drobisch, who was crowned Nedbank Cycle Challenge elite men?s champion at the tender age of just 16 years finished in the top 10 at this year?s Cape Argus Cycle Tour in South Africa,? the Nedbank MD told those who attended the handing-over event.
The Oshakati Cycling Club has eight members, and the club is affiliated to the Namibia National Cycling Federation since 2008, said Ndeshimona.
He said the bicycles will help his club?s top cyclists to perform well in national championships.