Local cyclists will have to wait a bit longer for that planned second leg of the Time Trial Series in Berbice, which has been shifted to December 13 owing to unforeseen circumstances.
The race was originally carded for this weekend, November 29, and the shift in date means it would now become the final leg of the three-time trial series, as the December 6 race in Linden will go ahead as planned.
Racing Secretary of the Guyana Cycling Federation, Malcolm Sonaram, said the route for the Berbice race remains the same.
The race will start at 09:00h in front of Benjamin’s Sport and Fitness Centre at Fyrish, proceed along the Number 19 road, and end at GUYOIL gas station at Palmyra. The contact person for this leg is Randolph Roberts (628-8211).
The race in Linden will also start at 09:00h at Amelia’s Ward (KD&J Supermarket) and proceed to Moblissa Hill and back. The contact person is Jeffrey Yearwood (688-2995).
The first leg was held on Sunday last from Sparendaam to the Kitty Roundabout and back to the COVID-19 Hospital at Liliendaal. The experienced Marlon ‘Fishy’ Williams (11:18.39s) was the fastest to complete the course, followed by Jamaul John (11:26.04s) and Briton John (11:38.70s). Thirty-three riders participated in the event.
The Federation was granted permission by the relevant authorities to host the races. During the opening leg, all cyclists were required to undergo a temperature test and wear a face mask, made available. Social distancing was also obsered.