cyclists.jpgBureaucratic procedures at the Beitbridge Border post could see Zimbabwe losing out on future Tour de Tuli Mapungubwe cycling events, despite the fact that the country boasts of the best scenery and wildlife within the greater Mapungubwe Trans-frontier Conservation Area.

This was said by the chairman of the Children In The Wilderness, Mr. Malcom McColloch during the 2010 Tour de Tuli Mapungubwe cycling event.

The cycling event that was organised under the auspices of Children In The Wilderness, managed to raise about US$300 thousand during last year‘s tour.

The event transverses three countries – Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa and three national parks.

However, the chairman of the organisation, Mr Malcom McCollah said they will lobby the government to address the challenges that the delegation continues to experience at the Beitbridge Border post during this annual event.


He said the cycling team will in future opt to cycle in the country without camping.

The current crew of 450 cyclists was in the country for 4days .
Meanwhile, the cyclists who spoke to ZBC News drawn from as far as Slovakia, the Czcech Republic,  France ,South Africa said, compared to other countries Zimbabwe had the best scenary .
Speaking during a welcome reception, the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Management, Cde Francis Nhema applauded the cyclists for taking part in a mentally and physically challenging 300 km event for the good of the environment and the communities within the transfrontier conservation areas.

Apart from its natural resources Matabeleland South Province had an opportunity to also showcase its rich cultural heritage through various arts performances.