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Over 200 Cyclists for Ultimate Rideafrique Accra Criterium

Cyclists are seen during the second stage of the Tour of Rwanda in Kigali, Rwanda, Nov. 20, 2015. Eritrean Mekseb Debesay, riding for Team Aid of Germany, Thursday won stage four of the ongoing Tour of Rwanda from Musanze to Nyanza covering a distance of 166km. (Xinhua)

As part of the initiatives of promoting cycling across the country, over 200 riders have inked their names for this year’s Rideafrique Accra Criterium.

The event slated for the Accra sports stadium on 30th March, 2024 will see both male and female riders battle for the ultimate prize in a total laps of 30 (105KM).

The prestigious event is also geared towards testing the endurance, strength, and strategic thinking of cyclists as well as pushing them to their limits as they strive to outperform their competitors.

According to the Chief Executive Officer of Rideafrique, Mr. Richard Agu disclosed measures outlined to ensure the successful hosting of the event.

Adding that, it would also serve as a platform to promote and highlight the importance of environmental conservation.

“We have meticulously planned every aspect to ensure a seamless experience for both participants and spectators. Safety measures, including medical support and assistance vehicles, will be in place throughout the race to guarantee the well-being of the cyclists.

“In addition to the intense competition, Rideafrique Accra Criterium aims to promote environmental awareness and sustainable practices. The event will be held in partnership with local conservation organizations, highlighting the importance of preserving the natural beauty of the regions through which the race passes”. He added.

Richard Agu mentioned that winners of the race would walk home with consolidated prizes among other products from sponsors.

“Well, we are thrilled to announce that there are incredible prizes up for grabs, including cash prizes and a home trainer set, which also includes a RideAfrique cycling Jersey. The cash prizes are sure to add an extra level of excitement to the event. Participants will have the chance to win a substantial amount of money, making their efforts and dedication even more rewarding. Whether it’s for their personal achievements or to support a charitable cause, the cash prizes will undoubtedly make a significant impact”. He stated.

The 2024 Rideafrique Accra Criterium, a Ghana Cycling Federation recognized event is expected to attract foreign cyclists from Liberia, USA, UK, Togo, Benin, Zimbabwe and Nigeria.

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