Annual Youth Cycling Race Held

Monday, April 16, 2007
The second Annual Sub-Saharan Africa Youth Cycling race and public awareness campaign was held on Saturday April 14th, 2007 from Arch 22 in Banjul to Tanjeh village in Kombo South.

The 120 kilometers bicycle race, organized by the African Tourism and Development Organization (ATO), brought together 16 participants from three West African countries namely The Gambia, Guinea Conakry and Sierra Leone and a European Country, England.

The event started from Arch 22 in Banjul through Sting Corner, then to the Traffic Light, Senegambia, and Brusubi and then turned right to Brufut straight to Tanjeh then back to Banjul.

It was all aimed at raising the awareness of the public on issues regarding human trafficking and illegal migration.

At the end of the race, Buba Jobe emerged first position with timing of 1h.49mns; Pateh Jah clinched the second position while Cherno Joof and Eliman Jammeh shared the third position due an accident that occurred at the finishing touches of the race.

Certificates and cash prizes were awarded to the participants at the end of the race as token of appreciation.

The annual cycling race was attended by Mr. Bammy Jagne, Gambia’s Ambassador to the United States of America, Mrs. Duni Jones, regional director sub- Saharan Africa, African Tourism and Development Organization (ATO), a cross section of the community and members of the Gambia Athletics Association.
Author: By Baboucarr Senghore
Source: The Point
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