Keen competition anticipated as the best Berbice cyclists hit the road today in EZ Jet race
Cyclists in Berbice and those attached to the Flying Ace Cycle Club will take to the roads today as they continue their rivalry and preparation for the Sixth Annual Five stage Cycle road race slated to commence October.
The cyclists will battle in the inaugural Flying Ace/EZ Jet 50-mile road race in Berbice. The riders will pedal off from Main and Alexander Streets, New Amsterdam and journey to Nand Persaud Rice Mill, Number 36 Village, Corentyne.
The event is expected to be a grueling affair with top cyclists Neil Reece and Dwight Holder renewing their rivalry. The last time the two competed against each other two weeks ago in the furniture World Cycling event, it took officials quite a few minutes with the aid of a private video camera to decide the winner. Reece was eventually given the nod.
Holder who has defeated Reece in three races this year so far has vowed to reverses the results of the last event. Reece on the other hand has won his last two races and has stated that he is back to full fitness and has vowed to continue his winning ways.
Other cyclists expected to be on their pedals today are Wasim Hassnu, Syborne Fernandes, Roy Millington Shawn Rasheed, Elijah Brijadder, Andrew Hicks and top female rider Marica Dick among others.
Veteran cycle coach and coordinator, Randolph Roberts, stated that all of the top riders in the county have already signaled their intention to participate.
The coach further explained that while the event is confined to cyclists from his club, some juveniles out of Georgetown clubs have been invited to participate in that segment of the race.
He vowed that the event will be well organised as he is getting full cooperation from the Police Traffic Department in Berbice lead by Superintendent Kevin Adonis.
Roberts and club captain Reece were last Monday presented with the cheque to cover expenses for the race by officials of the EZ Jet.
Prizes will be awarded to the first six finishers while the first six juveniles, top veteran and female will also be rewarded. There will also be eight sprint point prizes up for grabs.