The 53//11 Crankers cycling club will host the second in its Cayman Challenge Cycling Series of events in Cayman Brac over the Easter long weekend.
According to Barry Jones, the club president, the event promises to be a rare opportunity for Grand Cayman’s cyclists to explore some new roads and take on the challenge offered by the Bluff. In fact, not since the demise of the popular Brac Turtle Tri has athletes from Grand Cayman had an opportunity to compete on the roads of the Sister Islands.
The weekend will kick off with a social ride on Friday 22 April, starting at 7.30am, followed by a pasta party on Saturday 23 April at 7pm.
The racing will kick off on Sunday morning with the Estella Scott-Roberts Memorial Bluff Road Race. The event will take on three loops of a 20 mile circuit for a total of 60 miles, with the start scheduled for 7am. The event will start with a four mile rolling start in order to keep things social before the racing proper begins.
On Monday 25 April, the second race of the weekend will take place, with the Estella Scott-Roberts Memorial Bluff Time Trial, in which cyclists will take off one by one to take on a challenging 13 mile course.
The entry fee is $30 for both races, or $20 per event. Post race refreshments will be provided and there will also be a random prize draw.
Last chance registration will take place outside Cafe del Sol in George Town on Wednesday 20 April between 5.15pm and 6.15pm.
Trophies and cash or prizes will be awarded for first, second and third in the elite men, elite women, junior and team competitions, with a race leader’s jersey also being awarded in the three individual competitions.
The event will once again see a team of five cyclists from Jamaica’s Endurance Cycling Club take part as they continue to push for a win in the team competition.
The official race hotel for the event is the Alexander Hotel, where the pre-race pasta party will be hosted on Saturday evening. Cayman Airways will also transport bike boxes to the event free of charge for passengers taking part in the event.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Estella Scott-Roberts Foundation, with a portion of the sign up fee also benefitting the Cayman Islands Cycling Association.
The event is sponsored by Guavaberry Marketing and Beacon Furniture.
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