YAFM has postponed this year’s edition of Tour de Great Dyke which was slated for December 2019 to next year March due to other tournaments that will be taking place during the same period.
In an interview with Great Dyke News 24, YAFM General Manager Zane Rance confirmed the development saying the event was going to be adversely affected since some of the cyclists will be committed to other races that will be taking place during the same period.
“We would like to inform the public that Tour de Great Dyke 2019 has been moved to March 2020.
“We would like to announce that most of the activities that were earmarked for Tour de Great Dyke such as the Gifted Children project will take place as usual as we will be making sure that disadvantaged children are catered for.
“We have seen that the timing that we had chosen (December), was going to be a disadvantage to us because of the rains and also the availability of some cyclists considering that there will be other tournaments taking place,” he said.
Rance added that the 2020 edition will be bigger and better as it will be catering for both 2019 and 2020.
“2020 will be bigger and better as it will be taking place in March and we are making sure that it is going to cater for 2019 and 2020.
“At this point, we would like to say thank you very much to our partners who have committed to the successful running of Tour De Great Dyke mainly Zimplats, Mimosa Mining company, Unki as well as the local councils and towns that we pass by,” he added.
Tour de Great Dyke is an annual cycling event organised for mining companies and communities aimed at showing appreciation of the Great Dyke through a 550 km cycling expedition along the mineral-rich belt.