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While starting 2018 racing calendar we can not forget to high lite the biggest cycling memories of 2017.

The 2017  Uganda Cycling Federation  National Championship is still on the hearts of the Ugandans due to its uniqueness in organisation.

It was hosted in Masaka Municipality by Masaka Cycling Association on 25th.June 2017 as UCI rules states. The event attracted riders from Eritrea and Kenya who included Kenya safari Com Cycling Club commonly known as team Kenyan riders.

It was won by a Ugandan Kenyan based Kajimu Charles who climaxed a 160km circuit race in just 4hr:50:48 followed by Geofrey Longat from Kenya Safari Com Cycling Club who arrived 3 seconds later while Aloxius Ssekajugo from Super Cycling Club a Ugandan club completing the podium slots arriving 1 minute and 11 seconds later.

These won cash and other prises from TECHNO MOBILE,DSTV and BANDA BUSUJJU GROOVES BAR AND RESTAURANT  who were the sponsors of the race.

This year's UCF National Championship will be bigger and better scheduled for 24th.June.2017 following UCI calendar




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David Matovu with a finished frame

Uganda cycling federation took up the idea of producing Bicycle frames out of Bamboo under the label " BACLO BIKE". Bamboo bicycles are on demand at the world market and UCF is leaving no room for missing such an opportunity.

Production is currently going on at the UCF technical center in  Kalaji - Kayunga Road employing senior riders who include David Matovu.

UCF started this initiative with an idea of laying a promising future of riders by giving them  the  first priority while choosing who should join the production work.




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Uganda Cycling Federation is opening 2018 racing year with a  do or die event " WELCOME 2018 RACE"  a 40 km event that will run on the 24th. Feb.2018 running on Mityana Road starting 9:00am. Registration is in progress at the federation offices found at equatorial shopping mall room 112 for only 10,000/= for licensed riders .

The provision for guest riders will be created depending on the number of interested guest riders.

Locally made Bamboo bicycles are expected to feature in the event.




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Preparations for the next event on the  UCF calender(National Championship) are under way on both the organisers and participants. Jordan ssekanwaji and Eritrea's Uganda based Senai Kuduois left for preparations in Rwanda earlier this week.

The duo will compete in "Rwanda Race to remember circuit"  in Ruhango-Karongi  on 20th.May.2017 under the junior category.



The Launch of  UCF

The logo for the Newly created Federation.


Uganda Cycling Association transends to Uganda Cycling Federation

On the date 3/24th/2017, Uganda Cycling Association ceased  being as Uganda cycling federation (UCF) became the head of all the Sport in Uganda. with  Mr. Lukwago M as chair person and  Mr. Maiso Fred as his assistant.. 



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After hosting NBS TV to expose to the public what exactly happens at their technical center in Kalaji, Uganda Cycling Federation attracted a call from Delta Tv who hosted Mathius Lukwago the president of the federation and Fredrick Kalyango the federation`s mouth piece in a one hour`s show to expound on the innovativeness of the federation under the brand "Baclo bike".

So was Top Television who hosted the duo live on the Christian based media house. On both televisions the duo explained the future a Ugandan cyclist and how bamboo made bicycles can become a turning point  for the previously under rated sport in the country.

Uganda Cycling Federation oppened up this technical centre in Kalaji on  Kayunga road purposely to give cyclists an alternative opportunity after retirement and it currently employs only members of the cycling family after offering a free technical training to them.                

The offer will be tranfered to all interested Ugandan youth to acquire training after confirming a good number of trained cyclists who will be training the masses.     








Moments after receiving information that NBS TV`s Grace Mbabazi was admitted,Mathius Lukwago the president of Uganda Cycling Federation accompanied by Fredrick Kalyango the head of communications paid a visit to the hospital where she is admitted.

Grace who is having complications in her back  is admitted to Case Hospital with  expectations of being taken to Nakasero hospital for more examination.

Mathius who looked to be concerned after assessing the state of a promising Ugandan sports reporter advised the family to be more aggressive on the doctors to offer more attention to the patient.





Cycling is one of the fastest growing sports in Uganda and the world in general so if developed can employ over 10% of the world’s sports surviving population. Uganda Cycling federation is the administrative body for this sport in Uganda working tirelessly to lift the sport and accommodate more talents.

The  body  is  affiliated to  the  continental body  “Confederation Of  African  Cycling”  and international governing body “Union Cyclist International”.

The main aim of this federation is to regulate and promote the sport of cycling in Uganda and its offices are located at equatorial shopping mall suit 112 focused in promoting all cycling categories including among others   Adventure/Recreational cycling, Road racing, BMX, Enduro races, Mountain biking to mention but a few.

Uganda cycling federation has organized numerous cycling events across the country purposely to spread the sport in all regions  which includes among others  the national team qualifiers in Kalaji, the women and juniors championship in Buloba, the women’s day race in Nakasongola, the Kabaka’s birth day race on Mityana road, the labor day race in Mityana, the national championship in Masaka , the Kabaka’s coronation race in Mubende,Enduro Mountain Bike Championship in Kakiri to mention but a few.







Uganda cycling federation conceived an idea of organizing the “the car free day” with the theme I am the solution to pollution and traffic in my city” purposely to create awareness about the likely danger of over relying on cars as major means of transport in Ugandan cities. The federation is targeting a two days event in majorly affected cities of Jinja and Kampala respectively with a staging fun, entertaining and informative activities.




Day one of the event will be held in Jinja and this will be aimed at creating awareness of the mega event to be held the following day in Kampala both dates to be confirmed later. These two cities are chosen basing on the research which shows that they are the most polluted in Uganda.

Locally manufactured bicycles through Bamboo by Uganda cycling federation” Baclo Bikes” shall be take part which will be another good gesture and an encouragement to Ugandans to conserve the environment since Bamboo is locally harvested.


On these days, several roads shall be closed within these cities with guidance of traffic police to allow free mobility of a mob of cyclists and pedestrians to exercise their freedom.

Another activity on this day shall be tree planting in designated areas as a sign of promoting environmental conservation.

Disastrous problems caused by over dependency on cars in Ugandan cities include traffic jam, air and noise pollution, high transport and fuel cost and hence the theme of the event I am the solution to pollution and traffic in my city.

Uganda cycling federation shall organize this event in a manner that all participants shall hold banners and flyers with massages promoting the cause while racing and after, relevant authorities shall be invited to speak to the participants on the state of Ugandan cities due to over dependence on cars and also laying possible solutions.

National Environment (Noise Standards and Control) Regulations, 2003. (Under sections 28 and 107 of the National Environment Act Cap 153) stipulates that no person shall, emit noise in excess of the permissible noise level, unless permitted by a license.


In 2015, scientists at the Makerere University School of Public Health warned as there are many pollutants in Kampala and jinja air. Dr. Bruce Kirenga, in a study “The State of Ambient Air Quality in Two Ugandan Cities”, determined that the mean air pollution in Kampala and Jinja is 5.3 times in respect to safe levels recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and called up on measures to provide a solution.


Currently, traffic jam, noise and air pollution in most of Ugandan cities are largely brought about by over dependency on cars even in the city centers. Uganda cycling federation has plans of encouraging Ugandans to reduce on that culture. The federation is also planning to organize leisure cycling events on weekends purposely to maintain health and physical fitness of Ugandans.




The official world car free day is celebrated on the 22nd.September.

Ever since the first vehicle rolled onto the streets in 1886, the world has had a love-hate relationship with the motor car. Today, with over one billion motor vehicles on the roads around the globe, it sometimes seems as if we cannot escape their defects.

According to The Washington Post, the event “promotes improvement of mass transit, cycling and walking, and the development of communities where jobs are closer to home and where shopping is within walking distance”. Studies showed that for short trips in cities, one can reach more quickly using a bicycle rather than using a car.



While projects along these lines had taken place from time to time on an ad hoc basis starting with the 1973 oil crisis, it was only in October 1994 that a structured call for such projects was issued in a keynote speech by Eric Britton at the International Ciudades Accessible (Accessible Cities) Conference held in Toledo (Spain)

Within two years the first Days were organized in Reykjavík (Iceland), Bath (United Kingdom) and La Rochelle (France), and the informal World Car Free Days Consortium was organized in 1995 to support Car-Free Days worldwide.

The first national campaign was inaugurated in Britain by the Environmental Transport Association in 1997 on the first Tuesday in their Green Transport Week (around 17 June) but in  2000 , car free days went global with a World Carefree Day program launched by Car busters, now World car free Network with the first world event in February 2000 and it is currently celebrated on the 22nd.september.


Many big cities, like Bogota and Jakarta, close their central roads on this day and fill them with walking and cycling events, and smaller car-free events take place around the world. Currently Bogotá holds the world's largest car-free weekday event covering the entire city.


While considerable momentum has been achieved in terms of media coverage, these events turn out to be difficult to organize to achieve real success if there is no significant reorganization of the host city and the government and it is because of this cause that Uganda cycling federation is asking for possible support to make this event successful.













After having a meeting with the speaker of Ugandan parliament,the Bamboo and Barck cloth Bike (BACLO BIKE) producing giants arose interests of NBS TV,to thoroughly investigate what exactly happens during the production.

They were passed through all the processes starting from harvesting Bamboo to a ready Bicycle for riding which assignment was conducted by Mr.Matovu David one of the technical people at Uganda Cycling Federation technical centre in Kalaji also in the presence of Mr. Mathius Lukwago the president of the federation.

Bamboo bicycles production is one of after riding activities that Ugandan Cycling Federation is putting on more emphasis to create apromising future of Ugandan riders and the youths in general. 


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