All is now set for the Nedbank Tour De Great Dyke which will be taking place from Thursday to Friday this week.
The tour which will be launched at Zimplats’s Truck Inn, Selous on Thursday October 27 2022, will see cyclists riding through Chegutu, Kadoma, Kwekwe, Gweru and Shurugwi enroute to Zvishavane.
This year, a record 110 cyclists from major mines and cycling clubs are participating in the premier cycling event on Zimbabwe’s calendar. The tour is 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 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.
Nedbank which has established presence in multiple continents in the world has come on board this year as title sponsor to give prominence to mining wellness, environmental sustainability and charity–STAFF WRITER