By Tilda Acorlor.
Edem Ahiable has emerged winner of a 6 kilometer Robert Ata Cycling Race at Peki Blengo in the Volta region on the 14th of January 2022.
The race is in honor of the late bike enthusiast, Robert Ata Tsigbey Dei Tutu, a bike lover who rode bikes on long distances regardless of his age.
Edem, a 26-year-old bricklayer from Akosombo, finished the race in 22 minutes 10 seconds ahead of 18 other contenders.
An elated Edem said, “I’m happy winning this race today, I’m only one year into cycling and happy to win this competition even though the distance is short.”
“Thanks to the organizers for this competition, we need more of this competition in Ghana so we can showcase our talent,” he added.
For finishing first, Edem took home a cash prize of GHC 300.00, a medal, and a T.Shirt.
Ahiagbede Godsway finished second in 25 minutes 30 seconds, he was awarded GHC 200.00, a medal, and a T-shirt
Foster Xefu from Peki Dzake placed third in a time of 25 minutes, 57 seconds, his price was a GHC 150.00, a medal, and a T-shirt.
11- year-old Ameworlor Augustina a pupil of Apegusu D/A Primary School took first in the female category with a time of 32 minutes 17 seconds.
The race, which started from Peki Blengo roundabout to Dzogbati through to Wudome, Agbate and back to Blengo roundabout, attracted participants from Peki town and its environs.
Robert Ata Tsigbey Dei Titu is a Ghanaian who hails from Peki Blengo in the South Dayi district of the Volta region.
He loves cycling and rode bicycles for 6 kilometers every day until age 81.
His association with cycling sports and women’s cycling advocate, Vida Vivie spans several years hence his befitting honor.
The Robert Ata Tsigbey Dei Tutu Riding Competition in Peki was under the auspices of the Vida Cycling Program.