The Lagos State Government has reiterated its support for this year’s Cycling Lagos event. The Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr Kweku Tandoh while commending the organisers on Thursday at the Press Conference to unveil the programmes for the International cycling event (www.cyclinglagos.com). The event looks to be one of the biggest sports, tourism and entertainment events in Nigeria and the entire Africa continent.
Tandoh said, “Looking at cycling, it serves more than just being a competitive sport; you have to look at the health, fitness and general well being of the people which is what we trying to promote in Lagos.
“Lagos State government will support in whatever way we can to ensure that the organisers are able to achieve the goal of the event, in the area of traffic management, security, and medical support.”
Speaking on planned activities for the event, Chairman Cycling Lagos, Mr. Soji Adeleye said that various exciting activities were built around the main event scheduled for August 25 to add value to the property and enhance the development of the Cycling Culture in Nigeria even from early age.
He said the programme which is expected to become an annual event was designed for cycling enthusiast, professionals, corporate organisations and children in the country.
He said the events will transverse an engaging two months of activities between July 7th and August 25th, 2018. It will also involve a complete 4 months Online and Offline Media sensitisation campaign.
“Activities for the two months programme will include; Riding Tour of Lagos which will involve a mini promotion rally in selected locations across the state; the Lagos Cycling Children Summer Clinic, a platform for Grooming/Talent Discovery will hold from July 28th to August 18th at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere. The Children Edition of the race will be held on Saturday August 18 at the stadium,” Adeleye stated.
He explained that the Cycling Clinic/ Brand Exhibition and Entertainment, a platform for Bicycle Exhibition, Corporate Product/ brands Exhibition for corporate sponsors and acrobatic display for entertainment will be held from July 28th to August 25th at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.
“This will climax with the grand finale of the cycling competition and corporate Lagos Dinner on Saturday August 25th, 2018. The competition will involve over 1,000 Cyclist from within and outside the country.
“Lagos State is the commercial nerve centre of the country and with the massive campaign built around the event; it is expected to further rob-on positively on the image and brand messages of our partners.”
The event has been divided into five categories: Corporate Race, Celebrity Race, Club & Associations Race, Amateur Race, Children Race and Professional Race to accommodate all interested participants.