The Flying Ace cycling club of Berbice will on Saturday 4th February hold their
11th annual presentation and awards ceremony at the New Amsterdam Town Hall beginning at 19hrs. The club will be awarding cyclists for their outstanding performances throughout the year 2011.
The club will also be recognizing the officials and sponsors who have contributed significantly to their achievements during the year and past years. National junior cycling champion Neil Reece and leading female cyclist Marica Dick are tipped to ride away with the top awards. Also expected to receive awards are Wasim Hasnoo as the runner up, Elijah Brijader and Brian Harris among the outstanding Juveniles, while Rohan Persaud as a promising cyclist, Stephen Fernandes, Margaret Kumar – Secretary and Coach Randolph Roberts will also receive accolades for their outstanding performances during the year.
Reece who is a student at the New Amsterdam Technical Institute had an outstanding year during 2011 during which time he won a number of races on both the road and track. He also represented Guyana overseas and was the captain of the Inter Guiana Games team that recaptured the Cycling Championship in Suriname after a long time.
Dick, a six form student of The New Amsterdam Multilateral Secondary school, also had
an outstanding year on both the road and track. She was also a member of the Inter Guiana Games team that dominated the cycling championship in Suriname. She was also the Champion athlete at the recently concluded National School Athletics and Cycling Championship. During the year also she passed nine subjects at the SESEC examinations.
Club Coach and founder Randolph Roberts will also give an overview of the Club since its formation, some 24 years ago. Today it is the only functioning cycling club in Berbice and one of the leading clubs in Guyana.
The club will also like to take the opportunity to thank all those who supported it during the past year including A. Ally and Sons General Stores, Home Designs and Engineering Associates, Water Crest Hotel, Raju Grocery, Stretch D Dollar Supermarkets, Lloyd and Kim’s Fashion, Arokium Funeral Home, Anthony Funeral Home, Kings Jewelry World, Ricks and Sari, Guyana Bank of Trade and Industry, Republic Bank, Banks DIH Limited, DDL, Cops Security, Baijnauth and Sons, Assistant Superintendent Guy Nurse, Inspector Jairam Ramlakhan, Corporals Sonia Ward and Lawrence Thomas, the various Media
houses including Kaieteur News and Stabroek News, the Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Cycling Federation among others.
The club will also like to thank its overseas based riders who continue to support the club including Canadian based Wilbert Benjamin, London based Franco Crawford and United States based Winston Thomas. (Samuel Whyte)
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