Lagos State government, yesterday, unveiled the programme for the forthcoming Cycling Lagos Championship scheduled to hold from October 21 to 28, 2023, saying it would help in promoting healthy lifestyle among residents of the state.

Speaking at a media briefing to announce the championship, Director General, Lagos State Sports Commission, Oluwatoyin Gafaar, represented by Director, Sports Development in the commission, Kolawole Moses, commended the event’s organisers for creating awareness on the use of bicycle as a means of transport in this era of fuel subsidy removal, which has increased the cost of transportation.

Moses reaffirmed the commitment of Lagos State government in promoting grassroots sports development at all levels.

“As you all know, cycling is a sport that has been doing well under Lagos State Sports Commission, and Lagos State Cycling Association has also been of tremendous support to the growth of the sport. This is the reason Lagos State Sports Commission will not shy away from any sports association that is doing well,” he said.

The organiser of Cycling Lagos, Bamidele Adeleye, who is also Managing Director of Brand Escort Communications, Bamidele Adeleye, explained that the event would cover members of all strata of the society, including professionals, children, corporate bodies, veterans and celebrity cyclists.

“After a break that lasted over four years, it is with immense pleasure that the Cycling Lagos team announce the second Cycling Lagos Championship. The goal of the conference is to reaffirm our strong relationship with the Lagos Government, especially the Lagos State Sports Commission and the Lagos State Cycling Association, in the furtherance of promoting an active and healthy lifestyle.”

He disclosed that the competition would start with the children’s event on October 21 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium and will hold simultaneously with the mini tour of Lagos, a promotional race designed to demonstrate readiness for the final race.   

Adeleye said registration for the vent would hold on August 27, while grand finale would come up on August 28, 2023.

He said that all the races will commence at Teslim Balogun Stadium and end at the stadium.

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