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MBABANE – In honour of the Breast Cancer Month (October), 16 ladies cycled for about 30km along the Mvutshini-Lozitha stretch.

The ladies were dressed in pink and some of them were cycling for the first time.  The breast cancer awareness ride was organised by Velo Cycle eSwatini Club.

According to Velo Cycle eSwatini’s Carol du Pont, the objective of the social ride was not only to honour breast cancer awareness but to motivate more ladies to start cycling and give them the confidence to participate in the upcoming cycling events.

The events include the Brickon Siteki Race to be held on Saturday in Siteki and the 100km Mass Road Cycle on November 2.
“The new ladies in cycling were assisted by the more experienced cyclists. The group of 16 was kept together and safe with the novice riders being assisted up the hills and with all the technical challenges,” she said.

“It’s fantastic to see more women participating in cycling and getting involved. It is also great to have a social ride like this where we have an opportunity of mentoring novice riders on the dos and don’ts of cycling, which is where we all started, and to gain experience,” du Pont said.
Velo Cycle eSwatini will host the third annual 100km Mass Road Cycle on November 2. The ride will start from Mbabane to Badplaas, South Africa.

“The 100km mass ride is a social ride with two refreshment stops along the way. The objective of the ride is to create road safety awareness in a fun atmosphere and an opportunity for all level cyclists to cycle together without the pressures of a race. Registration is E100,” she said.
 For more information, cyclists must contact Velo Cycle eSwatini at velocyclesd@gmail.com.

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