Mountain bike race slated for August 29

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Windhoek

FNB Namibia has joined hands with Wispeco to host the 10th edition of the popular annual Otjihavera Experience two-day mountain bike race, slated for August 29.

All together 200 cyclists are expected to line up for the multi-stage race.

Ingrid Goeieman, sponsorship and donation manager at FNB Namibia, said the event “is Namibia’s biggest and longest standing mountain bike race”.

The race starts at the Otjihase mine, east of Windhoek, and resumes at Midgard on the second day, to finish at Okapuka Lodge after crossing over the Otjihavera Mountains.

The race started with a handful of riders in the first year and has grown to close to 200 enthusiastic cyclists this year.
The Rock & Rut Mountain Bike Club are the hosts. The race will cover a total of 150km over various farms.

FNB Namibia besides sponsoring the event to the tune of N$35 000 will also look after the riders through the provision of physiotherapy stations, as part of its commitment towards the growth of the sport.

Cycling remains one of the great outdoor sporting activities where young and old can enjoy themselves and will always remain a sporting discipline supported by FNB, said Goeieman.

This event has in the past proved its popularity and grow by leaps and bounds, creating participation in an outdoor activity as part of a healthy lifestyle.

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