POOLCO, in association with Gaborone Cycling Club (GCC), will on the 14th of this month host Valentine’s laps at the Gaborone Stables.
The event, which is organised and sponsored by POOLCO in association with GCC, is expected to be a family fun filled event with all its proceeds going to the Happy Home Charity in Old Naledi.
The event has been sponsored to the tune of P30, 000 by the POOLCO owner, Graham Hood.
GCC Public Relations Officer, Peter Sekwale, told the Sunday Standard that they are expecting the race to be family oriented, adding that they invite people to come and have fun with their families and friends.
“There will be shades and water for all spectators and we also invite spectators to bring their own meat for braai as there will be readily available lit braai stands for their use,” he said.
Sekwale asserted that though the 13km long course lap has been designed to be family friendly there will be enough challenges for riders. He also said there will be no single paths but slower riders are urged to keep left at all times to allow others to pass. He also noted that the race is open to everyone and that those who wish to take part register for P50, all distances and GCC members register for P40.
Registration, he said, will take place on Friday 12th February at POOLCO offices from 1600hrs- 1900hrs.
Sekwale discouraged participants to register early.
“There will be late registration at the event on Sunday but registering at this time precludes you from winning the first prize in the draw and there will also be no goody bag,” he warned. “The fastest riders at each of the event distances will receive recognition and mementos and a special prize will be awarded to the rider who completes the most laps and distance between 0730 and course closure,” he said.
He further said prizes include a full suspension mountain bike valued at P117, 000 which is only open to Friday registrants, Thule bike racks and first ascent clothing for both ladies and men.
“The most important factor about this event is that all the proceeds from it will be donated to the Happy Home Charity,” he said.