Edo state government over the weekend threw its weight behind the Edo Cycling Tour billed for August 18 to 23, 2018. The tour is aimed at helping in the promotion of tourism in the state.

Speaking in Lagos, the chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC), Mr Ehi Braimah said the Deputy Governor of Edo state, Rt Honourable Comrade Phillip Shaibu has pledged the support of the state government for the race put together by Neo Media to promote domestic tourism as well as revive the dying cycling culture in the state.

“Edo state is the home of tourism and to promote domestic tourism Neo media in conjunction with the Nigeria Cycling Fedration are partnering the state Edo state government to promote domestic tourism.

I am happy to tell you that Rt. Honourable Comrade Phillip Shaibu, the Edo state Deputy Governor met with the Commissioner for Arts, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora, Osaze Osemwengie-Ero and my humble self and has keyed into the noble idea because it will help in promoting tourism as well as help bring back the lost glory in cycling in the state. We are grateful to him and the amiable sports loving governor of the state, His Excellency Godwin Obaseki for their resolve to revive sports in the state,” he stressed

Mr Braimah who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Neo Media added that “Starting from August 1 the build-up to the biggest and best Cycling event in the country will begin. Marking of the routes for the race will be August 2 through 4, the first of the two press conferences will come up on Tuesday, August 7 in Lagos while the main press conference will hold in Benin on Tuesday, August 14.

Neo Media group will meet with the members of CFN in Benin City on August 15 and the Cyclists, thier coaches and other participants are expected to arrive Ososo on August 17 while the race will be flagged off by the deputy governor,” he said