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Arokium Funeral 60-mile road race pedals off Sunday in Berbice

Intense action is set for this Sunday as local cyclists head over to Berbice for Flying Ace Cycle Club’s 60-mile road race.

Randolph Roberts with a young cyclist at a prior racing event (Photo: Guyana Cycling Federation)

Flying Ace Cycling Club will be hosting a 60-mile road race, sponsored by Arokium Funeral Home, this Sunday 1st May.

Cyclists will be on their wheels at Arokium Funeral home, New Amsterdam, Berbice where the event pedals off at 9 am.

The route goes from the starting point to Number 43 bridge, Corentyne Berbice and returns to the point of origin for the finish.

Cyclists across Guyana are eager to head to Berbice for the event with more than 40 athletes expected to compete.

Randolph Roberts, President and Coach of the Flying Ace Cycle Club who is the organiser of this weekend’s race said: “This is the first big race for the year though we had other races. The cyclists in Georgetown are excited to come Sunday because whenever I have a race I always prepare refreshments for them.”

“This is not the first time they’re coming to Berbice under the Flying Ace flag. We always keep the biggest race in the country and this race is also a preparation for the National Three-Stage that will be on the 14th and 15th of May, that is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.”

The race is open to local cyclists in Berbice as well as cyclists from Linden and Georgetown.

Registration for the event is $2000 with several cash prizes up for grabs across the various categories.

Ten sprint prizes at $1000 each will be up for grabs. The top three juniors and females in the race will be awarded as well as the top four veterans and top six seniors.

The biggest prize up for grabs is the top senior prize of $50,000.

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