Jul 16, 2019 Sports Comments Off on Preparations underway for sixth Annual Grenville Felix Memorial cycle race
Preparations are underway for the sixth Annual Grenville Felix Memorial Cycle Road race which is set for Sunday 21st July. The race is organised by the Flying Ace Cycling Club (FACC) and sponsored by the Felix family.
The event, which is coordinated by cycling coach Randolph Roberts, is being held in honour of the late engineer who passed away six years ago at the age of 96.
The event is expected to begin from Felix Residence at Canefield, East Canje proceed to the No.51 Police Station on the Corentyne before turning back to finish at its place of origin.
The event is open to cyclist throughout the country and all the top riders are expected to be on show since lucrative prizes will be up for grabs.
Prizes are expected to be awarded to the first 10 finishers, the first three juveniles, while they are expected to be rewards to the top veterans and 12-14 riders. There will also be 10 sprint prizes up for grabs.
The Grenville Felix Memorial Trophy is a lien trophy and will be given to the first person who gets their name on it three times. Felix who was one of Guyana’s first and oldest engineer’s at the time of his demise, worked with Bookers and Guyana Sugar Corporation in Guyana and various parts of the world.
This is the eight cycling event held in his honour. The first two were held in honour of his birthday. It was changed to a memorial event after he passed away. Race time is 12:00noon. (Samuel Whyte)
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