For the 42nd consecutive year, the National Sports Commission under the tutorage of National Cycling Coach, Hassan Mohamed will ride off from July 9 to September 1 in the National Park, Thomas Lands.
The yearly programme which is featured during the summer vacation targets school children but is not limited to them as Mohammed pointed out the event is open to anyone interested in the sport.
To be a part of the action is simple, all you need is protective gear especially a helmet as well as a bicycle in working order. Hassan explained that the programme is absolutely free and all that is required is to be registered. Persons desirous of registering can do so at the National Park or at the National Sports Commission.
The programme has groomed 95 percent of the cyclists that have represented Guyana including current Secretary General of the Guyana Olympic Association, Hector Edwards, who was part of the inaugural run of the programme in 1976.
As the years rolled by the likes of Marcus and Noel Fiedtkou, Byron and Bertram James, Godfrey Pollydore, Dwayne Gibbs, Linden Dowridge, Robin Persaud, Eric Sankar and Tyrone Hamilton, troy Humphrey, Alex and Reginald Mendz, Junior Niles, Geron Williams, Warren McKay, Raynauth Jeffrey, Michael Anthony, Hamza Eastman, Raphael Leung and Jamal John.
The programme will run on a Monday to Friday basis from 09:00h to 11:00h.