Cycling Day 2024: Skyline University Nigeria organizes a ride-for-life competition

Cycling Day 2024: SUN organizes a ride-for-life competition

Cycling Day 2024: Skyline University Nigeria organizes a ride-for-life competition

The Department of General Studies at Skyline University Nigeria (SUN) has organized a SUN Cycling Day at the university campus.

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The day was celebrated to create awareness about World Bicycle Day and its significant health benefits.


In his opening remarks, the Head of Department of General Studies, Dr. Ajayi Olumide, said the cycling day is not only to raise awareness on the positive impacts of cycling on human productivity but also to inform the university community about the environmental sustainability impacts of cycling. He said students are encouraged to adopt cycling, jogging and walking as part of their routines to have better health.


According to the World Health Organization (WHO), safe infrastructure for walking and cycling is also a pathway for achieving greater health equity. For the poorest urban sector, which often cannot afford private vehicles, walking and cycling can provide a form of transport while reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, diabetes, and even death.

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The Cycling Day 2024 themed ‘Ride for Life’ enabled bicycle riding competition between and among the university community. It involved competition among classes, interdepartmental, alumni, Students Representative Council members, academic and non-academic riding competitions, SUN management competitions, and a marathon.


In his remarks, Mr. Aliyu Usman, a marketing officer at SUN, stated that the event was worth his time and energy. Being a competitor, Mr. Usman said he hopes such programs will be done in the future so that the university can develop habits that will enhance their health.


Also, Fatima Abdulrahman, a level 400 student from the International Relations Department at the university who participated in the female student challenge, expressed her satisfaction with the event. She said it was a fun and memorable experience.

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Delivering his remarks, the Head of Sports Department in his remarks, Mr. Musa Muhammad, stated that cycling is a globally admired sporting activity that continues to gain recognition due to its environment-friendly impacts. He urged students and staff to engage in the activity for better health.