Sunday, June 23, 2024

African cyclists to put pedal to the metal at Capital Cycle Challenge

In probably one of the most captivating races in domestic cycling, Southern African cyclists will descend on Botswana shores to participate in the Capital Cycle Challenge which is now in its fouth year. In partnership with Jonmol Cycling Club, the race caters for first time riders, grassroots and veteran riders to partake in the three race category which includes the 30km, 60km and the 120km.

Speaking at the launch, Capital Bank Chief Executive Officer Jaco Viljoen said it is critical for a nation to practice healthy lifestyle. “As Capital Bank, we want to be more than just a banking company that caters to the financial well-being of our customers. We like to invest in being an all rounded bank that not only caters to the financial well-being of this nation, but also the physical and mental well-being of the people of this nation. Cycling has been proven to boost brainpower, relationships, health and even happiness. More than that, it brings communities together, whether to ride together or to show support,” said Viljoen.

He said the challenge is open to other corporate stakeholders as a way to network and build working relations through sport. “Our varying categories cater for first time riders to everyone from the seasoned professional cyclist to someone who just enjoys riding their bike; the Capital Bank Cycle Challenge really does cater for everyone and this year the most exciting is the newly introduced 30km corporate challenge for organisations that are interested in taking part. Companies are invited to register for our corporate category which is an excellent way to foster team building. While the Challenge also accommodates first time riders, veteran riders and children, Capital Bank continues to promote a healthy lifestyle amongst the community, the corporate industry and amongst employees.” narrated Viljoen.


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