WWP empowering Namibian youth with cycling

31 Jan 2019 14:30pm
WINDHOEK, 31 JAN (NAMPA) – The Windhoek Pedal Power (WPP) in conjunction with the Namibia Cycling Federation (NCF) has embarked on another project that teaches young Namibians on how to use road bicycles for racing.
The NFC, which runs a program called kids on the bike in different regions in the country, is currently training kids from the age of five to 14 years on how to ride with racing bikes.
This training takes place every Tuesday at the Tony Rust Race Track located on the outskirts of Windhoek on the road to Daan Viljoen.
Hella Rust, the training and development officer at NFC, is spearheading the training that imparts the technical aspects of using these bikes for racing.
In an interview with Nampa on Tuesday, Rust explained that the aim of hosting these training sessions is to create a platform where young Namibians can learn to fall in love with cycling while at the tender age.
“We want to produce more cycling champions in the country and that can only happen if the young people are given an opportunity to cycle and love what they are doing,” she said.
Rust added that credit should be given to WWP who bought road bikes and also pay for the venue where the training is conducted.
“This is a free event. I therefore call on all parents who want their kids to do cycling to bring them every Tuesday at Tony Rust. We are going to train these kids as well as give them tips on cycling,” she added, adding that the participating youth would also get opportunities of competing in cycling events in their age categories during competitions.
The WPP and NCF road bike training sessions are held every Tuesday from 16h00 to 17h30.