Bank hands over mountain bikes to PAY

By Confidente Reporter

RST National Bank (FNB) Namibia recently handed over five new mountain bikes to the Physically Active Youth (PAY) programme. This sponsorship will afford younger riders at PAY the opportunity to participate in the cycling league and grow into the senior programmes, one of which is the RMB PAY elite team that competes at national level.

At the same time, the bank also announced the launch of the FNB School Mountain Bike League which will start on Friday.

“We are excited to kick off our league as it is important for us and our cyclists who work hard to improve their track record in a safe and secure environment,” said Gordon Pokolo, FNB sponsorships manager.

Pokolo adds that this year a start group has been re-introduced for beginners.

“This start group is for the age groups U10 and older, boys and girls and it will take place before the U10 race. This group will race the U8 track to allow those not familiar with off road riding an opportunity to build confidence. Riders may switch from beginner to their own age categories later in the season if they wish.”

The 2021 FNB Schools Mountain Bike league, aimed at creating excitement for children and their bicycles, will start tomorrow at the IJG Trails and the Kleine Kuppe Play Pit at 14h15.

The FNB Schools Mountain Bike League consists of five races and registration for the first race of the 2021 FNB Schools MTB League can be done at the coffee shop at IJG Trails in Kleine Kuppe between 16h30 and 18h00. Entry fee is N$20 per cyclist or N$150 for the whole season.

“We look forward to welcoming many more cyclists this year. Covid-19 put a slight damper on some of our events last year, but we know that cyclists are rearing to go this year to make up for lost time and to test their abilities against each other,” concluded Pokolo.