Cayman Prep held its annual CycloPrep fundraiser recently.
Students could participate by choosing to complete a 1 mile, 5 mile or 12 mile cycle. There was also the option of completing a 5 mile or 1 mile walk.
The event was preceded by presentations at both the high school and primary school by Barry Jones of the Cayman Islands Cycling Association, who inspired the students not only to take part in the event but to take an interest in cycling.
‘I did a little demonstration with my time trial bike and indoor trainer during which I cranked out 600 watts and related that to lighting 10 light bulbs by using the analogy that if CUC cut off my power I could rig up my bike to my panel box and light up my house,’ said Jones.
He also made a point of emphasising the importance of being safe on the roads and wearing a helmet.
On the day of the event there was quite a bit of rain about, but fortunately this did little to dampen the spirit of the participants.
The more adventurous young cyclists took on the 12 mile route, starting from the junction of Frank Sound Road and Bodden Town Road. Accompanied by parents, teachers and supporters, the cyclists made their way to Kaibo, where they met up with the participant in the 5 mile and 1 mile events for a well earned breakfast.
The organisers described the event as the last, largest and healthiest fundraiser of the school year.
They were grateful to the volunteers, Prep school staff, Jacques Scott Ltd., Clarence Bothwell, Bodden Town RCIPS, Sports Supply, Kirk Office Equipment, Red Cross and the parents, guardians and friends of Prep for making the event such a success.