By Carlena Knight
The Antigua and Barbuda Cycling Federation (ABCF) is set to host the Parham Circuit Race this weekend.
The event is scheduled to get going at 8am on Sunday from the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, with cyclists competing in the Elite, Masters, Female, Sports, Cadets and Junior classes.
ABCF president St. Clair Williams says this and many other events will be added to the racing calendar as preparation for cyclists ahead of regional competitions.
“What we are doing, we are getting and keeping the guys sharp because we are supposed to be heading to the CCC Championships in October, so we are getting the guys sharp and keeping them on top of things so when they get down there they can perform at their best.
“Right now, we have a training team going on … so hopefully we keep them ready for the CCC Championships.”
The 4.4-mile race will see the Elite and Junior riders do 10 laps; Masters, eight; Females and Sports, seven; and Cadets, one.
Williams further revealed the route for the circuit race.
“Everybody is going to assemble at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium; we are going to take off from there; head out onto Factory road. Then we are going to up and make a left into Parham; then when we get into Parham, we are going to make another left immediately after the Adventist church. We are going to come down the back road there … we call it the Old Parham Road, but we are going to go back down and make a left into the Stadium past the two roundabouts and back to the start/finish line.”
The race is sponsored by INET, Gatorade from Anjo Wholesale, Robinson’s Gas Station, Everyday Service Station and Chase Value Supermarket.
Registration for the event is $20.00.
It will also be streamed live on the ABCF Facebook page.