Grass-Track Cycling in Apeguso

Last weekend VBP were invited to a grass-track race meet in Apeguso, a little roadside town in Ghana’s Eastern Region, that has previously hosted our One Day Workshops and Learn2Ride programs.

Over 60 kids competed in heats of 4 in a first-passed-the-post lap around the local school’s playing field.

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VBP’s Director, Dave Peckham, was there to hand out prizes of pumps and reflectors, and our Learn2Ride Volunteer Coordinator, Kathryn Wykes, had organized a crowd of cheerleaders on the sidelines.

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Vida Juilet, the event’s organizer, told us that she’d borrowed all the bicycles from the local community, and that many had come from VBP workshops held here last October.

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This week we’re back in Apeguso for another program of One Day Workshops, and who knows, maybe there will be another race meet soon after…

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