Hectic cycling weekend

The nation’s cyclists are in for a hectic weekend as two events organized by Hassan Mohamed are scheduled to pedal off tomorrow and Sunday.

Tomorrow, the Universal Auto Sales and General Supplies will sponsor its 10th annual cycling event; an 11-race programme at the inner circuit of the National Park.

The feature race is the 35-lap Schoolboys and Invitational which will be contested by the top junior and senior wheelsmen. Other races carded for the day include the BMX age group categories, veterans, uprights and mountain bikes.

Alanzo Greaves won last year’s feature event in one hour, 15 minutes and 33 seconds.

Manager/Director, Shameer Baksh will be on hand to assist in the presentation of prizes at the conclusion of programme.

On Sunday, the riders will take their talents to the open road to compete in the third annual Powerade 50-mile road race on the West Demerara.

The race starts at Wales, proceeds to Bushy Park, Parika then returns to the Demerara Harbour Bridge for the finish. The veterans, uprights and female riders will turn back at the Uitvlugt ground on the upward journey and finish at the Harbour Bridge. This event is being sponsored by Banks DIH Limited.

Tomorrow’s programme will pedal off at 09:00hrs while Sunday’s race will commence one hour earlier.

Robin Persaud is the defending champion of the road race, having won the event in one hour, 56 minutes and eight seconds. Mario King won the junior category last year, but he has since graduated to the senior ranks, making way for a new champion to be crowned this year.

Ralph Williams (Veterans Open), Keon Thomas (Upright) and Naomi Singh (Female) are the defending champions of the other categories. (Emmerson Campbell)

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