First Capital Bank hosted their 5th First Capital Bank Cycle Challenge 2019 on the 28th of April in Gaborone.
The annual First Capital Cycle Challenge has grown significantly over the past five years and has become one of the major events of the annual cycling calendar in Botswana. At the official launch of the event on the 17th of April, CEO of First Capital Bank, Jaco Viljoen, said, “I am delighted that we will be hosting the First Capital Bank Cycling Challenge for the 5th year in a row, partnering with Jonmol Cycling Club. With each year bringing together more and more cyclists taking up the challenge, I believe this year will be even greater than the previous events!” With over 200 cyclists that registered for the race, the day was action packed and great fun for all.
First Capital Bank sponsored the new cycling kit of the Jonmol cycling team this year. This follows the launch of their new name in September 2018. “Sponsoring kits for the team brings us great pleasure as First Capital Bank is passionate about promoting local sports like cycling, and we are honoured to be associated with a cycling club like Team Jonmol, who has been producing national champions without any corporate sponsors,” said Viljoen.
Whilst First Capital Bank is an organization that primarily serves the financial well-being of its customers, it is also an organization that continues to promote a healthy lifestyle amongst the community, the corporate industry and their employees.
The First Capital Bank Cycle Challenge 2019 had 4 race categories: a 5km kiddie’s race as well as a 30km, 60km and 120km race. The Challenge accommodated children, first time, professional and veteran riders. Companies were also invited to register their teams for the 30km corporate category to challenge other companies for a floating trophy and “bragging rights” as the winners. The winner of the Corporate Challenge 2019 was Team Vivo, with Teams from First Capital Bank in second and third place.