Cycling Challenge to help Rasuwa, Nuwakot locals

KATHMANDU: Sixth edition of the Kathmandu Kora Cycling Challenge has been scheduled for coming Saturday, July 16.

The annual event is being organised by the Cycle City Network Nepal this year with the support of the Socialtours.

According to a statement issued by the organisers, over 2,000 cyclists are likely to participate in the event to fundraise for an ambulance for Gatlang village in Rasuwa district and a school building construction in Sikherbesi of Nuwakot district.

The Challenge includes three different routes of 50km, 75km and 100km.

The Great Himalaya Trails Project is providing quality and safety enhancement support for the event.

With the event proceeds, the project ‘Medicare on Wheels’ is expected to provide people in Gatlang and in neighbouring Chilime and Syabrubesi villages of Rasuwa district with the ambulance service.

Meanwhile, the organisers said, in cooperation the Nepal Cyclist Ride to Rescue, they are looking forward to construct the school building by the end of this academic year. It is expected to help around 600 families, the statement read.

Construction of such school buildings are being carried out under the '7 schools in 7 weeks' programme. Of which, five schools have already been handed over to the concerned authorities.

The organisers have called on the enthusiasts to participate in the Challenge and help raise funds for their cause.

The participants are encouraged to contribute Rs 100 for every kilometre they cycle.

The event is scheduled to start at 7:30 am at the Patan Durbar Square on Saturday.