Cycling Federation granted permission to stage Time Trial events

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The Guyana Cycling Federation has been granted permission to run off a series of Time Trial events as sport in Guyana resumes in a phased manner.

Cycling, like other disciplines, had been dormant since the first quarter of this year, owing to the coronavirus.

According to a release posted on the Guyana Cycling News Facebook page on Friday evening, the events are tentatively slated for November 22 in Georgetown, November 29 in Berbice and December 6 in Linden.

The top three finishers in each event will be rewarded, while the overall accumulated time placings will be awarded one through six.

Confirmation of start times, routes and prize structure will be announced soon. Further information on the event can be had from Racing Secretary of the Guyana Cycling Federation, Malcolm Sonaram, on 600-2656.

The Federation has expressed appreciation to the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport for granting the approval for competitive cycling to restart.

Sport events are now permitted and gyms and fitness centres can re-open at 50% capacity under the new COVID-19 measures. From November 1 to 30, the curfew is from 22:30h to 04:00h.

The new measures state that sporting events are permitted, subject to the approval of the Minister of Health and in compliance with any guidelines that the Ministry of Health may issue.

Every person or organiser hosting an approved sporting event shall be responsible for ensuring that the measures under the notice, as well as the guidelines that the Ministry of Health may issue are complied with.

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