Nedbank Tour de Great Dyke kicks off tomorrow

Shelly Guni

More than 100 cyclists have confirmed their participation in this year’s edition of the Nedbank Tour de Great Dyke, set for October 27 to 29, 2022.

The tour, which has attracted a sponsorship of US$15,000 from Nedbank, will kick off tomorrow at Zimplats and will see cyclists riding through Chegutu, Kadoma, Kwekwe, Gweru, and Shurugwi en route to Zvishavane.

The Tour de Great Dyke was launched in 2016 to promote miner wellness and love for the environment, as well as to raise awareness of the investment opportunities in the Great Dyke.

“This year, a record 110 cyclists from major mines and cycling clubs are participating in the premier cycling event on Zimbabwe’s calendar,” said Gabriel Choga, Tour De Great Dyke Event Director.

Choga added that the tour will be divided into three laps, namely the Zimplats lap from Selous to Kwekwe, the Unki lap from Kwekwe to Shurugwi; and the Mimosa lap from Shurugwi to Zvishavane. 

“The Nedbank Tour de Great Dyke is a platform for miners in the Great Dyke to promote wellness and appreciate the fact that they are custodians of a precious resource which they can use to support those that are in need.”

“Through the Gifted Children Foundation, the tour seeks to empower talented and yet vulnerable children in the Great Dyke. To date, over 100 children at various stages of learning, from primary to tertiary education, have been supported.

“As the cyclists traverse the Great Dyke, the need for environmental sustainability will also be promoted. The Great Dyke is home to Platinum Group Metals producers Mimosa, Zimplats, and Unki.”

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