Hardware dealers Rajani Suppliers donated a pair of new bicycle tyres to cyclist Missi Kathumba in Blantyre on Thursday as the cyclist travelled to Mzimba to regain the title of the 50-kilometre Luwawa Charity Road and Mountain Cycling Race.
The 25-year-old had been champion of the race since 2008. Last year, he could not defend it due to lack of financial and material support.
However, Rajani Suppliers lifted his spirit as he went to take part in this yearâ€™s two-day event which started on Saturday, by giving him the new tyres.
â€œThe tyres of my bicycle were worn out. It would have been extremely difficult for me to contest this year,â€ he said.
According to Rajani Suppliers manager Maisuriy Manish, they assisted the cyclist in appreciation of his achievements both on the local and international scenes.
Kathumba is one of Malawiâ€™s best cyclists who has won several competitions such as the Presidential Race and the Illovo Classic. He has represented Malawi at international events such as the Cape Argus Race in South Africa.