Kgosi Malope challenge this weekend

21st February 2018
ROAD CYCLING: Riding for a cause Source:The Midweek Sun

Tsosa Motse Organisation in association with Bangwaketse Tribal Administration and Cycle for Life Club will host the second edition of the Kgosi Malope ll Road Race Challenge this coming Sunday in Kanye. The Kgosi Malope Challenge is aimed at raising funds and awareness for the refurbishment of a historical site in Kanye called the Mmalekwa Cemetery. The cemetery remains a resting place for some members of the Bangwaketse royal family, former British settlers and soldiers as well as former London Missionary Society Clergy and colonial administrators.

According to the Vice Chairperson of the race organising committee Kaone Ramontshonyane, the challenge has been sponsored to a tune of over P 150 000. The P100 000 will strictly go towards the refurbishing of the cemetery while the rest of the money will be used as prize money for the winners. According to Ramontshonyane, the race will be made up of the 110 km, 60km, 20km and the 5km kiddies ride categories. Ramontshonyane expressed confidence in that they expect over 200 participants this year adding that the challenge had attracted about 110 cyclists last year.

Moreover, Ramontshonyane said they have taken all the necessary safety measures to ensure smooth running of the event. He said all cyclists are to adhere to Botswana Cycling Association (BCA) rules and standards, “All of them will be wearing proper cycling clothing and on our side we shall ensure that that there are marshals at all road intersections and water points.” Some of the sponsors of the event include Debswana Jwaneng Mine (title sponsor), Majwe Mining, Southern District Council, Asphalt Botswana, Tseng Tseng Group, Security Systems, Kanye Seventh Day Adventist Hospital, Masa Square Hotel, National Food Technology Resource Centre, Alpic Bicycle Factory, Time Projects and Sampi Lodge.

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