Fifth Felix Memorial cycle road race set for this weekend

Cyclists from across the country are invited to participate in the fifth annual Grenville Felix Memorial 50-mile cycle road race which will be staged on Sunday from 14:00h.
The riders are expected to pedal off from in front of the Felix residence at Canefield, East Canje, Berbice and proceed to Number 36 Village, Corentyne, before turning back to finish at the point of origin.
The first six finishers will receive prizes. There will also be prizes awarded to the first three juniors and the first three females. A total of 10 sprint point prizes will also be awarded.
The event is organised by the Flying Ace Cycle Club, and is being held in honour of the late engineer, Grenville Felix, who passed away five years ago at the age of 96.
Felix, who was one of Guyana’s first engineers, worked with Bookers and the Guyana Sugar Corporation, as well as in various parts of the world.
According to the race coordinator, Cycling Coach Randolph Roberts this year’s event is expected to be bigger.
The Grenville Felix Memorial Trophy is a lean trophy and will be given to the first person who gets their name on it three times. The race is being sponsored by the Felix family.
Andrew Hicks rode away with the first edition, with Neil Reece etching his name on the winner’s board on the second occasion and Mario King the third.