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79 Year Old Cyclist Aiming For Glory


79 year old Wilson Mashoko is confident that he will make it through the final lap of the Tour de Great Dyke from Shurugwi to Zvishavane.

He started yesterday from Selous and made it through two laps, the first to Kwekwe and the second to Shurugwi though he faced a number of challenges on his way from Selous to Kwekwe.

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Speaking to Great Dyke News 24, he said his mission is to prove to the world that anything can be achievable despite advanced age.
“I now have 55 years experience of cycling from 1966 to today. I want the youngsters to see that it’s possible to cycle for 450km despite my age.God is blessing me with more years so that l can train the youngsters on how to cycle.
“I would like to thank YAFM and it’s sponsors for organizing such an event for us as cyclists.
“I have a lot of records for cycling and l have won a number of awards in the past and l am hoping that this year l will make it,” he said.
The final lap of the Tour de Great Dyke is on tomorrow and will see stiff competition among the cyclists to bag the winner’s accolade.


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