The cycling season will resume today in the National Park with the staging of the 17th annual Degree 11-race programme.
According to organiser of the event, Hassan Mohamed, the day’s activities are scheduled to pedal off at 09:00hrs and are geared towards attracting the cream of the nation’s wheelsmen.
Cash incentives along with trophies will be rewarded to the top riders in each event.
Mohamed also noted that a fiercely contested day of racing, which is sponsored by DeSinco Trading under the Degree brand, is anticipated since all the riders will be keen on taking pole position.
The inform Paul DeNobrega, Jamal John, along with Alonzo Ambrose, Chris Griffith and Shaquel Agard are some of the senior cyclists who will be pedaling for the top honours in the feature 35-lap event.
Michael Anthony who took the top honours at last year’s feature event with a time of one hour, 16 minutes and 28 seconds, is campaigning overseas hence a new champion wheelsman will be crowned this afternoon.
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) Andrew Hicks (Juvenile) and Keon Thomas (Mountain Bikes) were the top bikers in their categories last year.
Mohamed noted that CEO of the company, Frank DeAbreu has been an ardent supporter of many disciplines and welcomed the support, adding that more sponsorship will mean additional avenues for the riders to showcase their talents.
Staff members of DeSinco Trading are expected to be on hand to assist in the presentation of prizes to the top performers. (Emmerson Campbell)