Top cyclists to compete at Boyce and Jefford Relay Festival
Some of Guyana’s best cyclists are preparing to compete on Sunday in two highly anticipated races when the second annual Boyce and Jefford Relay Festival and Family Fun Day gets going at the Police Sports Club Ground, Eve Leary, from 10:00h.
The two races that will be contested for the first time this year include ‘The Devil Takes the Hindmost’ and Mountain Bike event. Each race will fetch lucrative cash prizes, compliments of Jude Bike Shop on Robb Street, Bourda.
Proprietor of the Shop, former national cyclist, Jude Bentley, said that he is happy to partner with the organisers to host a tangible race for cyclists. Bentley extended an invitation to all cyclists to compete in the race.
“If you have a bicycle and you want to ride, there is nothing stopping you from entering; cyclists don’t let anyone stop you. These events are for you to come and ride and I am happy that there is such a big occasion for cyclists to compete,” Bentley said.
The races will have the seasoned campaigners, including Alonzo Ambrose, Shaquel Agard, Paul DeNobrega, Hamzah Eastman, Orville Hinds, Michael Anthony, Jamal John, Christopher Griffith, Mark Harris, Raphael Leung, Andew Hicks and Britton John.
The races are open to others who wish to compete. ‘The Devil Takes the Hindmost’ carries a total cash prize of $50,000 with $25,000 for the winner; $15,000 for second and $10,000 third place. The number of laps of this race will be decided on the day based on the amount of entrants to the event.
Meanwhile, the Mountain Bike event will carry a total purse of $90,000 with $25,000 for the winner; $20,000 for second place; $15,000 third place; $12,000 fourth place; $10,000 fifth place and $8,000 for sixth place.