Laparkan cycling event set for Saturday at National Park
Local cyclists will converge at the National Park on Saturday (September 23) when the 13th annual Laparkan Holding Limited’s 11-race programme is staged on the inner circuit.
Organised by national cycling coach Hassan Mohamed, the day’s activities will pedal off at 09:00h and will feature the leading senior riders and up and coming talents in the country.
Mohamed told News Room Sport that he is expecting a large turnout, as riders would be keen on racking up points towards the back-end of the season.
The day’s event will be highlighted by the gruelling 35-lap School Boys and Invitational race, which is set to attract a large group of starters.
It will be a showdown between the seasoned campaigners and the emerging talents, in the midst of which Team Coco’s Junior Niles will look to defend his title won from last year.
Niles, classified a veteran Under-50 rider, won the 35-lap race last year in a time of one hour, 18 minutes, 55 seconds.
Brighton John is the defending champion of the 10-lap Junior/Juvenile race, while Lennox Jackman had won the 5-lap Veteran Under-50 event back in 2016. Also in winner’s row last year was Ozia McUally in the 5-lap Mountain Bike race.
Mohamed indicated that top officials of Laparkan Holding Limited, including Human Resources Manager Lynette Shivlochan, will be on hand to witness the races and later assist in the presentation of prizes.