Following a challenge thrown out by President of the Guyana Cycle Federation (GCF) Horace Burrowes and being inspired by Differently Able cyclist Walter Grant-Stuart who competed at the inaugural Bartica Cycling Challenge, a new club has been formed.
Sir Michael Dos Santos, Owner of St. Michael’s Private School took up the challenge made and has formed a BMX Club which initially started with 15 cyclists but in a few weeks, membership has grown to 35.
During the just concluded Bartica Easter Regatta sports activities, the new club received a huge boost when the Red Earth Dirt Bike Club presented ten (10) cycles to the club. The presentation took place during the Red Earth Dirt Bike Club organised Meet that coincided with the Regatta Sports activities.
Apart from the presentation of cycles, the members of the new club participated in four BMX races which had a cycle as the first prize; three of those were won by St. Michael’s Private School BMX Cycle Club members.
Handing over the cycles to Sir Michael Dos Santos was Red Earth Dirt Bike Club Executive Member, Dave Young who said the club was very heartened by the response of the youngsters towards taking up the sport of cycling.
“We are here to assist in whatever way to empower our youths of Bartica who we know are very talented. We had no hesitation in procuring these cycles for the youngsters and we encourage others to do the same. We will continue to monitor and support our young people.”
Sir Michael lauded the efforts of Young and his executive for the donation and promised that the cycles would be well taken care of, noting that Bartica will be producing many champions in the near future.
He also noted that club would be planning to bring down a team to compete in the national park and will in turn invite cyclists form the city to compete at the Mongrippa Hill Playfield which has an exciting hill.
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