The second edition of the Cycling Lagos event has been scheduled to hold from October 21 to 28, organisers of the event have revealed.
The event has also received the support of the Lagos State government it was gathered.
The Director General of Lagos State Sports Commission, Oluwatoyin Gafaar who was represented by Kolawole Moses confirmed this at a press conference in Lagos said that the second edition of Cycling Lagos would help in discovering new talents in the state.
Moses reaffirmed the commitment of the state government in promoting grassroots sports development in the state.
“By the special grace of God we will give our all to ensure that second Cycling Lagos is not only successful but leave an indelible mark in the growth and development of grassroots sports in Lagos State,” Moses said.
While giving his remark at the press conference, the organiser of Cycling Lagos and the Managing Director of Brand Escort Communication, Bamidele Adeleye said, “After a hiatus that lasted over four years, it is with immense pleasure that the Cycling Lagos team welcomes you to the second Cycling Lagos’ Global Press Conference.
“The goal of this gathering is to reaffirm our strong relationship with the Lagos Government, especially the Lagos State Sports Commission and the Lagos State Cycling Association, in the furtherance of promoting an active and healthy lifestyle.
“Cycling Lagos is an annual cycling event that brings interested participants from different parts of the country to compete. This edition of Cycling Lagos, one of the biggest cycling competitions in Africa, is scheduled to hold between October 21 to 28, 2023.
“The theme for this year is: “Greener Ride”, partly inspired by the vision of the state government to reduce carbon emissions in the state as part of efforts to address climate change in the country. The event, which further promotes cycling as a major sporting activity in the country, was designed to encourage Nigerians to embrace a culture of health and fitness by riding bicycles in their various communities.” He said.