The third edition of the Mountain Bike Race came off at the Logon Botanical Gardens in Accra on Saturday with over 50 cyclists in attendance.
At the end of the exciting competition for cyclists in separate weight categories, winners walked away with medals, cash prizes and other souvenirs from the organizers.
Lenee Baptiste won the U-5 3Km event while Manon Daloze came first in the U-7/8 5km race with Prince Effah following with the second position while Kelvin Asikhia settled for third in the category.
In the U-10 10km event, Robin Daloze came tops while a keenly contested U-13 15km event saw Raymond Dankwa emerge the winner, with Michael Amezado and Julius Aborwu finishing second and third respectively.
The main event of the day, the above 17 30km event attracted the largest participants including professional riders and was won by Prince Kudufia.
Kudufia went home with the ultimate prize of a gold watch as well as cash and other goodies from organizers.
Pierre-Antionne Rose and Doevi Foster settled for the second and third positions in that order and received cash prizes and medals for their efforts.
Speaking after the event, Founder and Coordinator of Mountain Bike Race, Isaac Sackey praised cyclists for showing up for the event.
“It was a very good race. We would build on this year’s event to stage one of the biggest cycling events in the country next year,” he stated.
He urged the public to take up cycling as a form of exercise as it was a good way to live a healthy lifestyle while calling on cyclists to continue working hard for subsequent competitions.
BY MICHAEL D.ABAYATEYE