Kansanshi Solo Challenge

The Kansanshi Solo Challenge (14 Sep to 18 Oct) was a 2020 alternative to the normal annual Kansanshi Cycling Weekend. It offered the opportunity to try any of a series of eleven MTB, road riding and running challenges, in your own time, beginning with 5km and 10km trail runs and MTB rides in Week 1, all the way up to a 100km MTB ride in Week 4, followed by a 'cool down' Week 5 with a return to the shorter challenges.

The Kansanshi Cycling Team worked hard to create 5km, 10km, 25km, 50km and 100km routes in the Kansanshi game park (and around the Mine perimeter) and also set a 21.1km route along the Smelter road. The crew also built a new trailhead from where most of the challenges started. FQM kindly permitted access to these sites for anyone in the community wishing to take part.

An added benefit of the Challenge is that entry fees were directed towards Kansanshi Kids on Bikes, a programme being implemented by the Kansanshi Cycling Team to develop riding in local community schools. Furthermore, entrants were invited to pledge a donation to the family of Anthony Malambo, a beloved friend of Kansanshi Cycling and Kansanshi Events, whose memorial was held during the Challenge, a year after his untimely death on his bike in a road accident. Many activities were done with Anthony very much in our hearts and minds. Kansanshi Events provided bumper stickers for participants to use on their cars to remind other drivers to keep a safe distance from cyclists.

Solo Challenge 2020 Pics!

See below a sample of pictures, and click on the buttons below to find more.

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14th September 2020: Week 1 of the Solo Challenge is underway!

Download the Solo Challenge briefing here.

This week you can RUN and/or RIDE the new 5km and 10km routes, both of which start and finish at the new trailhead in the game park.

31 August 2020: Revised Dates for Kansanshi Solo Challenge

Good day All

We need to inform you that the game park is currently closed for security reasons. Accordingly, we are delaying the start of the Solo Challenge by one week, so that Week 1 (5km and 10km MTB or run) will now start on 14th September.

Please keep up the practice (just not in the game park for now) and if you haven't yet entered the Solo Challenge, enter here!

7 August 2020: Kansanshi Solo Challenge 2020!

This year we're rolling out what is normally our biggest event - the Kansanshi Cycling Challenge - in a whole new format to beat the pandemic-related challenges of 2020! All entry proceeds will go towards setting up a brand new local schools cycling programme, Kansanshi Kids on Bikes. There will be special prizes up for grabs.

Take on the KANSANSHI SOLO CHALLENGE in your own time over the course of 4 weeks. Challenge yourself to a different distance every week, starting with a 5km or 10km run or MTB ride in Week 1, all the way up to a gruelling 100km MTB ride in Week 4! You can do just one challenge, or as many as you want!

HOW IT WORKS:

WEEK 1 (Monday 7th - Sunday 13th Sep):
5km or 10km gamepark challenge - MTB AND/OR RUN

WEEK 2 (Monday 14th - Sunday 20th Sep):
25km gamepark challenge (white route) - MTB AND/OR RUN

WEEK 3 (Monday 21st - Sunday 27th Sep):
50km gamepark challenge (white & red routes) - MTB AND/OR RUN

WEEK 4 (Monday 28th - Sunday 4th Oct):
21.2km smelter road timetrial challenge - ROAD BIKE AND/OR RUN,
100km challenge (mine perimeter, white & red routes) - MTB

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND ENTER NOW!

All Challenge details can be found at www.kansanshievents.com/other.

19 July 2020: KGE Sundowner Charity Run & Cycle

Shout out to everyone who braved the cold and the wind to support our charity run and cycle at KGE on Saturday 18th July. The event included an auction of beautiful copper jewellery from Nsanshi Art, and all proceeds went to the Young Women's Christian Association's wonderful work with survivors of gender abuse. The event raised K22,400 in total!

Much as we would have liked to open this event to all, this was not possible in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. We look forward to running events in which everyone can once again take part.

Thanks, everyone...stay fit and stay safe!

Main Event Dates

  • Mine2Mine Road Race............5th April 2020 (Postponed due to Covid-19)

  • KGE Triathlon...........................16th May 2020 (Cancelled due to Covid-19)

  • Noon2Moon.............................18th July 2020 (Cancelled due to Covid-19)

  • Kansanshi Cycling Weekend...19th & 20th September 2020 *Cancancelled due to Covid-19 but see NEWS page for details of an alternative event)