According to Cycling Federation of Malawi (CFM) general secretary Jimmy Kadewere, the regional event is open to boys and girls of ages between 10 and 17 from Nayizi, Makhetha, Limbe, Kanjedza, St Kizito and Misesa primary schools.
Kadewere said the best school teams will win trophies whereas the best six athletes in each category will win cash prizes, besides qualifying for the national finals in Mzuzu on May 5.
“The regional events will only involve six pupils from each of our targeted primary schools. The young athletes will use BMX bikes during their contest. We are starting with the South this weekend. The Centre and the North will follow with theirs later,” said Kadewere.
He said the senior cyclists will only meet at the national finals where they will fight for titles in the elite and ordinary bike categories.
At the national finals, senior male cyclists will compete in a 150-kilometre stretch from Katoto in Mzuzu to Chintheche in Nkhata Bay whereas the ladies will race in 100 kilometres.