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May Series Circuit cycles into action

A record 56 cyclists turned out for the start of the May Series Circuit on Sunday, 2 May, held along Batabano Road.

Forbes shines on international cycling stage

Nathaniel Forbes is still riding a wave of adrenaline from his international cycling debut.

For cyclists, danger lurks round every corner

Cyclists and runners say they face near misses with reckless motorists on Cayman’s roads on an almost daily basis.

Cyclists complete ride from Cornwall to John o’Groats

Four Cayman-based cyclists – Guy Manning, Chris Smith, Jon Roney and Andy Childe – were among a group of seven who pulled into John o’Groats on Sunday, July 29, to complete a journey that saw them trace the western edge of Great Britain in just seven days.

Novices take on top cyclists in handicap race

Novice riders took on more experienced and faster cyclists in a 27-mile handicap race that started off in Bodden Town Sunday morning.

Cayman cyclist Guy Manning to race across America

After conquering Mount Everest and Denali, Guy Manning is looking to tackle his next athletic feat. This time the Cayman attorney will join a four-man cycling team in the coast-to-coast Race Across America.

Climbing, cycling events this week

The start of March has young people front and center in Cayman Brac, with numerous events catering to kids and youth scheduled over the...

Father and son cycle for Cayman charities

Nine-year-old Alex Dailey has surpassed his goal of fundraising for charities in Cayman after cycling with his dad across the U.S. state of Iowa.

Cyclists gear up for Pete Ribbins Ride along the western peninsula

The fourth annual Pete Ribbins Memorial Ride will be held on Sunday, Aug. 14.

Bike prizes for Sir John A. Cumber students

The last day of school was an exciting one for departing Sir John A. Cumber students, from looking forward to the freedom of summer to starting high school in the fall.

9-year-old cyclist plans to cross Iowa for charity

Nine-year-old Alex Dailey is gearing up to ride for seven days across the U.S. state of Iowa to raise money for three local charities.

PAWS on Wheels spins to success

The PAWS on Wheels fundraiser on Sunday, which drew more than 60 cyclists, raised money for the Protection of Animal Welfare Society, a not-for-profit...

KiwaniBike raises $7K for youth

The annual KiwaniBike event from the Blow Holes in East End to Smith Cove in South Sound on Feb. 28 raised nearly $7,000 for Kiwanis Key Club youths to attend an international convention.

Top stories of 2015: Twelve die in road accidents

Twelve people died in car accidents in 2015, three times as many as the year before.

Cayman's top sporting events draw enthusiastic crowds

A look at some of Cayman's most popular sporting events of 2015.

Intriguing stories continue to run

The biggest local sporting event – the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon – is staged on Sunday and, as always, there are plenty of intriguing athletes’ stories.

Wolves will get bigger and faster

Such is the lure of triathlon and outdoor, individual sports generally, there is always constant growth and evolution.

Injury and pain is part of the 'fun'

The toll exacted on the body by taking part in sport is one reason why non-sporty people claim they do not partake.

Cruz's New York run was inspiring

Jalene Cruz will be involved in the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon this weekend, whether she is fit to run or not.

Clarke aims to extend prowess

Wendy Clarke never imagined as recently as last year that she would be fit enough to complete an Olympic triathlon, but that is what she did at the start of this month.

Bailey gets to the Point safely

Chris Bailey completed the fourth of five sporting challenges he set himself on Sunday, in a cycling race he created to help charities.

Mercuryman supports Stroke Warriors of Cayman

Cayman’s only half-Ironman triathlon event, the Generali Worldwide Mercuryman, has chosen as its benefitting charity for next year the Stroke Warriors of Cayman.

Sports journalist's exhibit benefits HospiceCare

Sports photographer and journalist, Ron Shillingford, will be selling his images at an exhibition in Chelsea's Bar this Monday to raise money for Cayman HospiceCare.

Bebarfald came here just to dive

Triathlon may be a mainstream sport now, as witnessed by the hundreds involved in last week’s annual staging of the Cayman Islands event at Public Beach, but years ago it was a tiny affair in Cayman Kai.

Dyer adds triathlon to repertoire

Dominic Dyer has made his name as one of the Caribbean’s fastest schoolboy middle distance runners and on Sunday the 16-year-old speedster added the triathlon to his resume.

Acker focuses on half-marathon title next

Marius Acker finished the Cayman Islands Triathlon in one piece this time, once again triumphant, and now looks forward to defending his half-marathon title.

Personal bests set in blazing heat

The weekend warriors at the 2015 Cayman Islands Triathlon presented by Elian are nursing sore limbs and feet after Sunday’s staging at Public Beach, but many are also glowing from the satisfaction of setting personal bests.

Pink Ladies group donates bike to hospital

The Pink Ladies Volunteer Corps has donated a children's exercise bicycle to the physiotherapy unit at the Cayman Islands Hospital.

Weber's ambitions have no boundaries

Helki Weber was the female winner of Sunday’s gruelling Halloween 10-10-10, yet she had only decided to enter the race the night before.

Hart is all heart

A local athlete whose son was born with a congenital heart defect is so grateful to the medics who treated him that he is raising money for the Cayman Heart Fund by tackling two of the toughest sporting events on the calendar.

Doctor's rides keep medicine at bay

Medical practitioners theoretically know all the healthy habits they should adhere to, but do not necessarily do so. Dr. Rachel Gooden follows her own medical advice, though.

Bailey's mettle to be tested

A local triathlete has just finished the second of five exhausting sporting events to raise funds for literacy projects in Cayman and Guatemala, and this weekend he tackles the next one.

Weber's fitness inspires his kids

Laurent Weber grew up in his Switzerland homeland surrounded by snow where he skied morning, noon and night. He absolutely loved it.

Batabano race is favored as riders have to swerve Cost-U-Less

The cycling community turned up on Lime Tree Bay, beside Governors Square, for the annual Cost-U-Less race, but had to find an alternative route because there was a cancer fundraising walk/run organized along West Bay Road.

Volkwyn early front-runner in handicap series

The Wednesday Night Running Club held its first 3-mile handicap race last week starting from the old butterfly farm on Lawrence Boulevard.

Driver arrested in death of woman cyclist

A 61-year-old female cyclist was killed Friday night after she was struck by a car on Shamrock Road near Savannah Primary School. Police identified the cyclist as Rhonda Marie Ebanks Azan.

Cyclist killed in accident

Police have named the cyclist killed on Friday night as Rhonda Marie Ebanks Azan.

Sutton defies aging process

Chris Sutton is one of the fittest athletes in the Cayman Islands, always one of the fastest finishers in cycling and running events and often a podium figure.

Cummings never stops tri-ing

Triathlon organizers used to boast that their sport is the fastest growing in the world. That may indeed be case in the Cayman Islands as every other athlete seems to be lured into the swim, bike and run event. Daniel Cummings is a typical new convert.

Dailey promotes kids riding more

The vibrant Cayman cycling scene is gradually attracting youngsters into the sport, which was an obvious fact at last week’s time trial.

Volkwyn is as dedicated as a pro

If anyone wants to find Matthew “Sticks” Volkwyn, all they have to do is follow his weekly sporting schedule because he is so devoted to getting in his sessions that he rarely misses one.

Macken adapts as asthma hits

The Cayman Islands Triathlon is approaching, and Celine Macken, the sport’s queen, is preparing as hard as she has ever done since arriving here nearly 30 years ago.

Abbott plans to put time trial record 'out of reach'

Steve Abbott was in a thrilling time trial race with Jerome Ameline on Sunday, losing by a mere second, but at least Abbott has the satisfaction of holding on to the Cayman Islands record.

Ameline's input worth every second

Jerome Ameline went to the most ridiculous lengths to prepare for Sunday’s 10-mile time trial from the Paradise Seaside Grill on South Church Street.

Macken is Cayman's tri queen

Celine Macken has been an integral member of the Cayman Islands triathlon scene for nearly 30 years, and in that time she has seen the sport flourish, particularly in the post-Hurricane Ivan years.

Weekend warriors bounce back

The summer break is over for Cayman athletes as vacations come to an end and schools reopen. The weekend warriors are primed for another epic series of races up to December.

McKinney came here to be sporty

Cayman is the ideal place to indulge in sporting activity, which is partly why Jennifer McKinney ended up living here in the first place.

Loughnane became super-fit fast

Imagine being barely able to swim and never running more than a short distance in your life and within two years you had the satisfaction of tackling a gruelling Ironman event.

Triathlete helps literacy projects

A local triathlete has just finished the first of five extremely challenging sporting events to raise funds for literacy projects in Cayman and Guatemala.

Ameline wants time trial title back

Jerome Ameline thought he had a good chance of winning the last cycle road race, the 48-mile one around East End, a couple of weeks ago.

Brown enjoys marathon trips

When Phil Brown’s landmark 40th birthday was approaching, he made the monumental decision to train for a marathon, even though he had not been the least bit sporty all his life.

Connolly strives to reach Olympics

Local athletes such as Kevin Connolly have embraced every aspect of triathlon, spending most of their spare time aspiring to be champions.

Ameline loves life in the fast lane

Jerome Ameline has been a regular competitor on the local cycling circuit for many years and considering he runs his own cycling fitness gym, the lively Frenchman is likely to feature in many races in the future too.

Pete Ribbins Memorial ride to benefit HospiceCare

The cycling community will gather for the annual Pete Ribbins Memorial Ride on Sunday.

Cruz drops cigs to get more puff

Jalene Cruz is one of many Filipino athletes now a regular face on the sporting scene and like her compatriots she is vying to reach the top in her chosen sport, which is triathlon.

Ramos outdistances the chasing pack

Pedro Lopez Ramos won the 48-mile Road Race on Sunday in another hard-fought, exciting cycle ride.

Ameline's in shape to ride high

There is a 48-mile road race for cycling enthusiasts this Sunday and Jerome Ameline is confident he can win it after returning from two weeks training in France.

Ramos needs another fast ride

The busy cycling season resumes this weekend with a 48-mile road race.

More cruise passengers: Their impact on Cayman

The proposed cruise berthing facility in George Town Harbour could bring half a million more cruise passengers annually, but can Grand Cayman handle such an increase in visitors?

Speedy duo barely break sweat

The two fastest riders in the Cayman Islands at the moment teamed up to enter a time trial race on Sunday and won comfortably.

Larner grabs double silver this time

When Derek Larner formed the Middle Distance Running Club five years ago to teach talented youngsters, he thought his track career was over - yet last weekend, aged 51, he won two silver medals at a masters meet to prove the veteran legs are not completely gone yet.

Ramos back to his best in long haul

The busy cycling season continued with Championships 57 Mile Road Race around Frank Sound and East End on Sunday.

Ebanks focuses on Flashy double

The Island Games commence in Jersey next week and had there been a boxing competition Kendall Ebanks would have entered.

Try-This-Tri is worth a shot

Anyone interested in trying out a mini triathlon gets another chance on the next public holiday, the Queen’s birthday.

Busy month to hone and tone

June is one of the busiest months for sports events in the Cayman Islands, before things start to wind down for the summer.

Ramos wants duathlon repeat, but it won't be easy

One of the most exciting annual sporting events in Cayman is the Genesis Trust Duathlon, and this year’s staging could be one of the best ever.

Smith reels in gutsy Creasey

The Dew Cycling Classics staged its fourth race of the month with 49 riders competing on Sunday morning.

Visitor wins race in classic style

The third event of the May 2015 DEW Classics went well with 45 competitors taking part in the cycling road race around East End on Sunday.

Fab five boast Ironman status

Weekend warriors are solely motivated by new challenges, pushing their bodies to new limits and on Saturday five Cayman residents had the satisfaction of completing their first Ironman.

Cycling group helps Feed our Future

More than 100 cyclists completed the Cayman Islands Cycling Association Century Ride, raising $4,000 for Feed our Future.

Earth Month survey asks about cycling to work

A survey from the Department of Environment wants to know what stops people from riding a bicycle to work.

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