Prisoners like these suffer with children while in prison.
Prisoners like these suffer with children while in prison.

 

There is a new activity on Kampala’s sports calendar, the Kampala Adventure Cycling, expected to raise Shs100 million, 80 per cent of which will go to children born to inmates at the Luzira Maximum Security Prison.

The first of its kind, the event slated for August 16 is being sponsored by Palm Travel Bureau, Uganda Tourism Board and Kampala Capital City Authority and will bring together tourists and cycling fans from across the world.
“People with a desire for leisure and adventure cycling will come together for fun but with a key message of transforming Kampala into an Eco-friendly city. They will also raise money for charity,” Patrick Mulindwa, the Operations Director at Palm Travel Bureau said.

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According to Mulindwa, the idea that was copied from Nordic countries will help market Kampala and endorse all tourism sites within the city.

Both professional and amateur cyclists from Nordic countries, about 150 resident foreign nationals and more than 500 Ugandans will compete in the 15km, 25km cycling, and Mountain Biking races which will begin from Kampala and end up at Lake Bunyonyi, Kabale, in Southwestern Uganda.

Mulindwa also says the managers will also commit a day before the event to set up a free bicycle repair clinic for those who will participate.
 

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