Frank Akuffo has won the inaugural “PruRide Accra” cycling event held in Accra last Sunday.
The 99.7km urban cycling race organized by Prudential Life Insurance Ghana witness over 200 cyclists participating in the event, which was aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle, highlighting cycling as a sport and also to raise funds for charity.
Mr. Kofi Yiadom, Vice President of the Ghana Cycling Federation after the event said “We are glad to partner and support Prudential Life Insurance Ghana in its efforts to promote cycling in Ghana.
“The opportunity for our riders to compete in RideLondon 2020 is remarkable. We are committed to sharing our expertise to make subsequent events better than this maiden edition and we look forward to a long mutually beneficial relationship,” he said.
Mr. Santokh Singh Ram Singh, Managing Director (TV) at the Multimedia Group and partner of the race said, “We are here to transform the multimedia landscape. We would continue to focus on wholesome reportage and entertainment for our stakeholders.
“We believe that synergy such as the PruRide Accra 99.7km Challenge does not only brings excitement to our listeners and viewers but also improves their quality of life through the enhancement of health and fitness”.
Mr. Emmanuel Mokobi Aryee, Chief Executive Officer at Prudential Life Insurance Ghana said “Prudential has a history of supporting cycling events across the globe. We are excited to have worked with all our partners to help increase participation of cycling in Accra.
“This is the beginning of an annual event that promotes cycling and wellbeing, in addition to saving lives by supporting worthy causes,” he noted.
Akuffo, and the winner of the 30km amateur race, Alexander Allotey, each received an all-expense paid trip to Ride London 2020 with spending money, fitness trackers and trophies.
Meanwhile, proceeds from ticket sales, donor and sponsorship contributions would go to the National Cardiothoracic Centre at the KorleBu Teaching Hospital.
The purpose of which is to perform corrective open heart surgery for children with congenital heart diseases whose families cannot afford the lifesaving surgery.