Shoot-out will get legs going for race series

A week after the Massive 100 kicked off the cycling season, the first competitive cycling event of the year is set to take place on Sunday 22 April.

The Cayman Islands Cycling Association teams up with the Watersports Association for the 30 mile Shoot-out road race. It takes cyclists from the South Sound dock out to the turnaround point at the Frank Sound Road junction from where they will speed back to the finish line at the South Sound dock. The South Sound dock is also the location for the Watersports Association’s extremely popular Waverunner races, which kicks off later on the same day.

Entries will be accepted at the start venue from 6.15-6.45am, with an entry of $12. There will be prizes for the top three overall finishers.

The event serves as a good warm-up for the Cayman Classic Series which kicks off on 29 April with a 40-mile road race. This will be followed on 6 May by a 5km time trial, with a circuit race on 13 May marking the midway point of the series. On 20 May cyclists will face the race of truth in a 10-mile time trial, before the series concludes with a 65-mile road race on 27 May.

There will be prizes for the top three overall finishers.