By Barbra Namanyi
National motocross team captain Maxime van pee has joined Africa Kwetu Fuel Economy tour.
Unlike other participants Maxime together with seven participants will ride bikes as he use the event to gain fitness ahead of the motocross event in December.
“I sold off the bike I was riding so am waiting for the new. So, I have not been training, but I will be riding one for my friend as preparations for next month’s event,” he said.
He added the he will also use the fuel Economy tour to adventure and get to know other parts of the country and also to relieve himself from the stress of work.
Three-day 950km event started on Friday November 20,2020 at Kabira Country club and will end on Sunday in Mbarara.
The adventure tour organized by United Motorsport Club (UMOSPOC) and Enduro Uganda is target promotion of safety on the roads, tourism and environment protection which is in line with the objectives of the world motorsport governing body (FIA).
On day one they cover 340kms from Kampala to Kapeeka, Bukomero, Kabwoya Game Reserve and Hoima where they will plant Bamboo trees the next morning.
On day two, they will cover 230kms from Hoima through Kagadi, Semuliki National Game Park and Sempaya Hot springs in Bundibugyo before spending a night in Fort Portal.
They will then finalise the tour through Kasese, Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ishaka Escapements in Bushenyi and end the tour in Mbarara for the prize giving.