It was really keen competition at the maiden edition of the cycling athletes event for private secondary schools organised by the African Cycling Foundation (ACF) tagged: â€œSchools Cycling Challengeâ€ which held in Ota recently.
The three-main events, time trials, point race and obstacle course, saw Bells Secondary School, Ota, the host school, coming tops with five gold, three silver andÂ two silver medals.
The Good Shepherd School was first runner-up with three gold, three silver and two bronze medals while second runner-up was Acada Secondary School with two gold and two bronze medals.
Temitayo Bankole from Good Shepherd School got the highest number of medals with three gold medals.
The very-excited participants who exhibited their cycling skills were cheered by their mates from the different schools which also included Prestige Secondary School.
The ACF President, Mr. Yemi Osilaja said the one-day event will be held annually to focus on cycling as a universal sport and create public awareness about its health and wellness benefits.
Leading bottling company, Coca-Cola; top cycling club, Cycology Riding Club, X-Bikes, Bicycle Store, Cycle Hub Plus and Light Level Limited partnered the ACF to make the event a success.
Other partners were Farmex Meyer, a top pharmaceutical company; Roses and Pearls Events, Veggie Victory and Specialised Bicycles.
The ACF Programme Manager, Mr. Bajo Adebule, said the foundation hopes to provide Nigeria with a pool of cycling athlete which the country can draw from to represent her in international tournaments in future.
The Lagos edition of the SCC will hold on September 23, 2017 in collaboration with The Association of Private Educators of Nigeria (APEN).