After competing in back to back legs of the Cheddi Jagan Memorial series on the open roads, the cream of the country’s wheelsmen will return to the National Park for a criterium programme on Saturday.
The nation’s seasoned bikers along with cyclists from as young as five will compete in the 10th annual Diamond Mineral Water 11-race event from 09:00hrs.
According to coordinator of the fixture, Hassan Mohamed, incentives along with trophies will be rewarded to the top riders in each event.
Mohamed also noted that a fiercely contested day of racing is anticipated since all the riders will be keen on taking pole position.
Alanzo Greaves, Marlon Williams, Robin Persaud, Orville Hinds, Paul De Nobrega, Robin Persaud, Raynauth Jeffrey and Hamza Eastman are some of the big names that will be pedaling for the spoils in the feature 35-lap event.
Hinds, took the top honors of last year’s feature event in one hour, 14 minutes and 45 seconds. However, with the lineup scheduled to be on their saddles on Saturday, the Team Evolution’s standout will have to ride at his optimum 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.
Junior Niles (Veterans Under-50) Chris Griffith (Boys 12-14) and Ozia McAuley (Mountain Bikes) were the top bikers in their categories last year.
Marketing Assistant, Devica Jagdeo is expected to be on hand to assist in the presentation of prizes to the top performers. The third and final leg of the Cheddi Jagan event will be held on March 22 in Essequibo.