RMB gifts N.dollars 230 000 in cycling gear to Elite Cycling

RMB Namibia has handed over cycling gear worth N.dollars 230 000 to the Elite Cycling team as part of the after-school project for Physically Active Youth.

RMB Namibia Chief Executive Officer, Phillip Chapman in a media statement Friday said the project promotes sports, specifically cycling to promising cyclists and RMB Namibia was impressed by the enthusiasm, drive and commitment of the young cyclists.

“This type of dedication deserves our support, and we are glad to back these young Namibians who show such promise in their cycling careers. As with the national economy, RMB is committed to contributing towards the development of sport in our country,” said Chapman.

Coach of the team, Hella Rust accepting the sponsorship on behalf of the team said the contribution will be used to develop some of the team’s riders reach their full potential.

“Cycling is an expensive sport and without the help of generous contributions and sponsorships, this will not be possible. The Tour de Windhoek and Desert Dash are the two main competitions still on for this year and I’m hoping that our riders can show their readiness and that their dedication throughout the year will show in their results,” said Rust, thanking RMB.

It is not easy for riders with little to no financial background to make their mark in the sport of cycling, but with the help of this sponsorship the riders can put their dreams into reality, Rust added.

RMB Elite cyclist and one of the beneficiaries, Tuhafeni Hamundjebo said 2020 has been a rough year with COVID-19 shaking everything up.

“For the remaining part of the season, I am looking forward to the Desert Dash. My goal is to do 17 hours for the Dash in the two men category. A top 10 finish will be a bonus for us,” he said.

Source: Namibia Press Agency