Island Mist 40 mile Cycle Road Race set for Berbice on CARICOM Day
Cyclists in Berbice will have a chance to be in competitive action once again on CARICOM Day (tomorrow Monday July 2nd) when the Guyana Beverage Company in collaboration with the Flying Ace Cycle Club brings off the inaugural Island Mist Water 40-mile road race.
Speaking at a simple ceremony to launch the event at the Company’s new office located at Palmyra East Coast Berbice, Managing Director Robert Selman informed that the company has been in Guyana for the past 17 years and Guyanese, more particularly Berbicians have given them excellent support.
He noted that this gesture is a small way of giving back to the community especially in the field of sport.
“This is one way to tell the people of Berbice thank you for your support. Without the public purchasing our brands we would not be able to spend money on sport. We do not get involved in alcohol because we are a non-alcohol based company.”
Coach Randolph Roberts, who is organising the race, thanked the Guyana Beverage Company for their support noting that they are a company for all seasons. He noted that the gesture by the Company should serve as an example for other businesses.
“Cycling is on the move and we have a lot in Region Six. Without sponsorship they will not be able to compete; they need constant competition.” Roberts stated.
The event which is open to cyclists from the Flying Ace Cycle Club only will see the riders peddling off from the Guyana Beverage Company Berbice outlet at Palmyra; proceed to Bush Lot on the Corentyne before returning the starting line for the finish.
Prizes will be awarded to the first six finishers, first five juniors, first four juveniles, first two veterans and the first two females to complete the distance.
Officials of sponsor are expected to be on hand to start the race and assist with the distribution of prizes.