Accra, Sept. 15, GNA - The Ghana Tourism Authority in partnership with the Ghana Cyclist Association will organise three Cycling Competition dubbed; "King of the Mountain” as part of the U.N. World Tourism Day Celebrations on Saturday, September 28, 2018 at Kwahu.
The Cycling Competition forms part of the side attractions for the World Tourism Day Celebrations and the competition will be between cyclists from Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Togo, Benin, Nigeria and Burkina Faso.
A release issued and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Friday stated that the competition is the first to be organised and would add more innovations and create excitement during the ’FUN & FLY' paragliding in order to attract more tourists to the Kwahu area.
“About 90 cyclists compromising 60 competitive and 30 technical handlers (Coaches and Instructors) will be involved in the Cycling Competition,” the statement said.
It explained that the 60 Cyclists who would be competing for prizes will go through some major towns in Kwahu and end at the Paramount Chief’s Palace.
It said prizes would be awarded to the first ten participants with the first three taking home Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in addition to some consolation prizes. The rest of the participants would receive consolation prizes.
Other side attractions for the World Tourism Day Celebrations include a durbar of Chiefs and People at the Abetifi Palace, a digital Symposium, children playground and sale of assorted local food and drinks.