Cyclists gearing up for weekend races

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

On Saturday, Malta Supreme will sponsor its sixth event, an 11-race programme on 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.

National rider, Orville Hinds won last year’s feature event in one hour, 19 minutes and 49 seconds.

20160630CyclingFellow national cyclists, and one-two finishers in Sunday’s National Road Race Championships, Geron Williams and Raynauth Jeffrey, among others will look to unseat the defending champion.

A representative of the entity will be on hand to assist in the presentation of prizes at the conclusion of programme.

On Sunday, the bikers will take their talents to the open road to compete in the Dr. Chase and Seven Seas 50-mile road race at West Demerara.

The event 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 for the seventh consecutive year.

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

Shaquel Agard is the defending champion of the road race, having won the event in a brisk one hour, 53 minutes and 57 seconds.  Andrew Hicks (Juniors), Junior Niles (Veterans U-50) and Sean Budhan (Mountain Bikes) were also successful in their respective categories. (Emmerson Campbell)


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