More Than 550 Riders to Tackle FNB Desert Dash

Just over 550 enthusiastic cyclists have registered for the FNB Desert Dash for 2014.

“Not only is this a record amount, but the registrations also happened within record times,” said Aiden de Lange, one of the main organisers of the FNB Desert Dash. The Desert Dash will take place from 12 to 13 December 2014.

As in the past different entry dates were used for the different race categories and online entries were sold out within a short time after opening.

“On 16 July our solo entries sold out and registration closed within seven hours. The two-man entries on 30 July sold out within a mere 25 seconds while the four-man entries went even quicker – a staggering six seconds for them to be sold out and the online registration to be closed,” said De Lange.

Ingrid Goeieman, Manager of Donations and Sponsorships at FNB Namibia said the bank was overwhelmed with the enthusiasm shown by local and international riders.

“This is the eighth year that we are the title sponsor and the 10th anniversary that this magnificent tour takes place – through some of the most beautiful scenery Namibia has to offer.”

Goeieman said that this year a number of changes had been made, based on feedback from participants, organisers and experience.

“Every year we try to make it bigger, better and more fun and this year we therefore we increased our financial involvement in.”

De Lange confirmed that the prize money had been increased and the prize money alone now stands at N$220 000.

“There is also a change in the route for the last 46km stage and a new coastal venue for the Pupkewitz-Nissan Finish Zone. We look forward to lots of action and a fun-filled tour for all parties involved.”

Source : The Namibian