Following two weeks of inactivity, the 2015 cycling season continues tomorrow at the National Park with an 11-race programme.
Scheduled for a 09:00hrs start, the event which is organized by Hassan Mohamed will no doubt attract the nation’s top wheelsmen who will be eager to once again unchain their competitive juices.
The event will be sponsored by R&R International. The establishment has been backing Mohamed and supporting cyclists for 24 consecutive years.
Incentives along with trophies will be awarded to the top riders in each event.
Mohamed noted that a fiercely contested day of racing is anticipated since all of the wheelsmen will be keen on taking pole position.
Defending champion, Marlon Williams, last year’s winningest cyclist, Orville Hinds, Alanzo Greaves, Paul De Nobrega, Robin Persaud, Michael Anthony and Team Cocos’ Raynauth Jeffrey are some of the big names who will be pedalling for the top honours in the feature 35-lap event.
Williams took the top honours in last year’s feature event in one hour, 19 minutes and 10 seconds but with the lineup scheduled to saddle up tomorrow, he will be hard pressed to repeat.
Other events that will roll off include: the 12 to 14 years boys and girls (3 laps), veterans over-50 years (5 laps), veterans over-60 years (5 laps), upright cyclists (5 laps), BMX boys open (3 laps), BMX boys 12 to 14 years (3 laps), BMX boys 9 to 12 years (3 laps) and BMX boys 6 to 9 years (3 laps).
The Juveniles along with the Veterans Under-50 races are slated to be keenly contested.
Ralph Williams (Veterans Under-50), Raul Leal (Juveniles) and Nigel Jacobs (Mountain Bikes) were the top bikers in their categories last year.
Staff members of R&R International are expected to be on hand to assist in the presentation of prizes to the top performers. (Emmerson Campbell)