Digicel Cancer Awareness Cycling set for October 21
Committed to the fight against Cancer, Digicel Guyana will on Sunday October 21 continue to raise awareness through its annual cycling event, set for Georgetown. The five-race programme coincides with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
This is the seventh year that Digicel has embarked on the signature cycling event and the fourth instance in which the telecommunication company has partnered with Evolution Cycle Club.
At a simple launch at the Georgetown Cricket Club pavilion on Friday morning, officials of Digicel and the organising club briefed the media on plans for the event.
Keith Fernandes of Evolution Cycle Club said the event promises to be “different” and “exciting.”
The main event, which is set to feature the best senior and junior riders from across the country, will start on Irving Street, head north to the Roundabout, turn right onto Vlissingen Road, left onto Thomas Lands then back onto Irving Street for 30 laps (approximately 40 miles).
The Novices/Mountain Bikes will compete in race one, followed by a race for children (being held for the first time at the event), a match sprint and the race for veterans (Over and Under 45 years).
Vidya Sanichara of Digicel said while there is no registration fee for the children, others would be required to pay G$2,000 to compete. The proceeds from registration would be matched by Digicel and donated to the Cancer Institute of Guyana.
Sanichara added that part of the proceeds from the company’s smartphone sales in October would also be given to the Cancer Institute to aid its fight against the disease.
This year Banks DIH Limited is onboard as a partner, through its Rainforest Water Brand. The stakeholders are urging members of the public to come out and witness the country’s riders as they compete for a good cause.
Registration will start at 07:00h on race day, and the first event will pedal off at 08:30h.