Stretch D Dollar cycle race set for Labour Day in Berbice
Berbicians will once again have the opportunity to see top notch cycling when the cream of the country’s riders are expected to throng to the Ancient County on Tuesday, May 1 (Labour Day), for the Annual Stretch D dollar Cycling event organised by the Flying Aces Cycling club of Berbice.
The event will be held on the West Coast of Berbice and is open to cyclists throughout the country covering a distance of 50 miles.
The riders are expected to pedal off at 09:00 hrs from in front of the Stretch D Dollar Supermarket at Rosignol to the Abary Bridge and then back to the place of origin.
There will be two other categories, one for beginners and the other for females. The beginners will ride from Abary Bridge to the finish line behind the last pack of open riders covering a distance of 25 miles, while the females will cover a distance of 6 miles as their course will begin from in front of the Hopetown Gas Station and proceed to the finish line.
Prizes will be awarded to the first 10 cyclists to cross the finish line, first four cyclists from the Flying Aces Club, the first four beginners and first three females. The riders will also compete for 8 prime prizes.
Chief Executive Officer of Stretch D dollar, Rudolph Blair, is also a member of the Club and was a former national school cycling champion. Blair has businesses in both East and West Berbice.
The race will be sponsored entirely by the Stretch D Dollar Supermarket and will be started by Blair, while he and his family will be on hand to distribute the prizes.
Co-ordinator of the race is Cycle coach Randolph Roberts and interested persons are asked to contact him for further information on telephone #628-1951.