Social riders ate up the miles

The cycling season in Cayman is coming back to life after a short winter hiatus as cyclists start dusting off their steeds in preparation for upcoming events like the Cayman 100 in April and the Cayman Classic Series in May.

The Cayman Island Cycling Association recently hosted a social ride starting from the Lighthouse Restaurant in Breakers, with cyclists taking part in a slow-paced ride through the Eastern Districts of Grand Cayman.

Leaving at 7.30am from the Lighthouse Restaurant the riders rode slowly along Sea View Road past the Blow Holes and through East End before passing Gun Bay, The Reef Resort, Old Man Bay and returning to the Lighthouse via Frank Sound Road. (As they started and finished at a restaurant, it’s fair to say they ate up the miles.)

The riders covered approximately 20 miles at an easy pace to enable everyone to soak in the stunning sea views and spend time talking to other riders.

The aim of the event was to promote safe group riding and encourage new and recreational cyclists to become more involved in the sport.

It also afforded them the opportunity to meet fellow cyclists and ask questions of some of the more experienced cyclists on Island.

After the event, cyclists were treated to coffee, juice, water and snacks courtesy of Giuseppe Gatta, himself an avid cyclist, and the staff at the Lighthouse Restaurant.

“We would like to that Giuseppe and the Lighthouse Restaurant for their support, as well as Jacques Scott and Progressive Distributors who sponsored the drinks,” said Steve Abbott, president of the cycling association.

“We want to encourage even more people to join us on the next social ride which is scheduled for 17 April. Further details shall be posted on the association’s website shortly,” he said.

Other upcoming events to look forward to include the Cayman 100 endurance ride on 10 April.

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