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Merren returns to lead cyclists

The Cayman Islands Cycling Association held its Annual General Meeting last month and elected new leadership for the year.

Kiwani cyclists prepare to pedal

The Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman hosts its anual bike-a-thon this Sunday.

A Day in the Life: Artist Gordon Solomon

Gordon Solomon offers a sneak peek into his studio and the inspiration behind his works

Alden deserves props for trying

The local sports tourism industry got another boost from the staging of the SteppingStones North America and Caribbean Rugby Association sevens over the weekend.

Heath aims for final fling cheer

Doing an Olympic distance triathlon is one of the toughest challenges in sport and this weekend months of preparation comes together for the most ambitious weekend warriors in the Cayman triathlon.

Beatman is still in their hearts

The Beatman Ebanks Memorial Velo Festival returns to the local cycling calendar this weekend.

Madison, 6, wheely shows talent

Kids emulating their parents in their sport is commonplace but in Madison Ameline’s case she is particularly unusual because at the age of six she is already an accomplished cyclist.

Water Company soaked in the rays for Ribbins ride

Despite drier weather, the roads along Grand Cayman’s western peninsula were again flooded as nearly 70 cyclists, including Premier Alden McLaughlin, poured out of Cayman Water Company’s Abel Castillo Water Works plant, for a 40km ride in celebration of the company’s 40th anniversary.

Handicap excites even the slowest plodders

Cayman’s only handicap road race is back for another three-part series from Wednesday.

Foster’s swim ensures family fun

The open water sea swim starts again with the Foster’s Food Fair IGA 800 meters event.

Testoris push all to their limits

The cycling 25-mile shootout saw Michael and Vico Testori contribute to an amazingly tight race after an hour’s riding.

Murray plans ultra local race

Local ultra-distance runner James Murray has got such a busy schedule ahead of him it sounds exhausting just reading it.

Stand Up ...

Sharn Metz and Joe Curley are undertaking a challenge that has not been attempted before: they will paddle around Grand Cayman over the course of two days, on Stand Up Paddleboards, in order to raise funds and awareness for Feed our Future Cayman.

Online poll Cyclists need paths, but should still follow road rules

Cayman's public roads should have designated bike paths, nearly half of respondents to a Caymanian Compass online poll agree.

Island Games baskets look sparse

As Cayman athletes chase glory in Bermuda, a lingering issue is the absence of local basketball players.

Island Games promise golden time

Confidence is high that Cayman can earn sporting glory in a regional showcase.

Cayman Brits: Andy! Andy! Andy!

Andy Murray’s historic Wimbledon win sent British fans who had waited 77 years for that golden moment into raptures.

Olympic Day was pure gold

The Cayman Islands Olympic Committee celebrated their 40th anniversary in conjunction with Olympic Day by showcasing a variety of Olympic sports at Public Beach.

New board at Lions Club

The Lions Club of Grand Cayman appointed a new president and a new board at its 2013-2014 installation ceremony.

Fresh energy attracts raft of new members

The Cayman Islands cycling scene, which is experiencing a rejuvenation of sorts, is having it busiest season in recent years, holding a mixed bag of races.

Olympic Day includes all

Life is better on the beach.

Beach selection will be a ball

Life is better on the beach. The old maxim is as true in sports as it is in life. Several Olympic sports are getting a beachside makeover to help celebrate a major milestone in Cayman Islands history.

Ameline is always in a spin

Cycle champ Jerome Ameline admits his day job may have given him an extra advantage in the race for the Subway title.

Riders cycle for sight

Cyclists took to the road on Sunday to raise funds to buy equipment to check children's sight.

Ameline is stuffed with Subway pride

The 2013 Subway Classic Cycling Series came to a dramatic end with the fourth and final race in the series, the downtown criterium, raced over a one mile loop around the picturesque George Town centre.

Ameline savouring Subway title

For the second week running Barry Jones jumped out of the pack early to try and initiate a break, continuing his aggressive style of riding for the Subway Cycling Classics series so far.

Barry’s cheeky spurt pays off

The latest road cycling series had an interesting result last week with a brave rider catching the established order by surprise in East End.

Abbott seals it in Classic style

The cycling season is at full speed and events throughout this month are keeping riders and spectators busy.

Subway series is tasty option

Cycling returns to competition this weekend and throughout May following the successful staging of the 100-mile Bike Challenge last month.

Psoas muscle: Great deceiver

One of the biggest factors in back and hip pain is frequently the psoas muscle. 

Pam has champ's gritty mentality

When it comes to competing in the annual Cayman Islands Duathlon, even the toughest local triathletes admit that it is harder than the three-discipline event.

Acker prevails as gap closes

Marius Acker was not 100 per cent after a two month injury stifled his preparations, but like the veteran champ that he is, he came through adversity to prevail in the annual Duathlon.

Challenge was met by many

The cycling association latest event was the all-inclusive 100-mile Bike Challenge which was a great success.

Responsible travel talk at conference

An expert in sustainable travel is to conduct a presentation at a major tourism conference.

Long ride for the needy

The cycling season is in full pedal and the next event is the all-inclusive 100-mile Bike Challenge.

Smith maintains Abbott habit

In an exciting finish to the GT Criterium or crit as it is known, Michele (Mitch) Smith reigned triumphant, just eking out the win on the line from Steve Abbott, both fresh from their exploits in the Tour of Dominican Republic where Abbott was able to complete the hilly parcours.

Cycling for sight

The Lions Club of Grand Cayman is seeking cyclists to help raise money.

Smith ignored gloom to flourish brightly

The cycling gods held back the rains providing nice cool weather for a time trial as riders headed east for the first official event of the Cayman Islands Cycling Association’s new super series, a five mile individual race against the clock.

Macken always ‘tris’ to excel

Accomplished triathlete and fitness guru Celine Macken fully deserves all the accolades she gets.

Time trial doubled up for fun

The cycling season opened with a Two Person/Team Time Trial from Bodden Town playing field east to High Rock and back.

Nike, Oakley move away from Oscar Pistorius

Two major sponsors, Oakley and Nike, distanced themselves from Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius on Monday after the South African sports star was charged with murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend.

West Bay Road closure likely next week

A section of West Bay Road from Governor's Way to Raleigh Quay Drive beside the old Marriott hotel could be closed in the next week, government ministers said.

Wheels resume under Lance cloud

The cycling season starts this weekend and apart from local issues, the whole Lance Armstrong drugs scandal is the main talking point.

Oisin, 9, already runs dad close

The Kids’ Fun Run at the Cayman Islands Intertrust Marathon two months ago gave a glimpse of the talented youngsters likely to emerge in the future.

Proud champ will swerve Bush

Conrad Proud has established himself as one of the top runners on the Island and if there were any doubts the fact that he won last year’s Off The Beaten Track is testament to the Englishman’s toughness.

Online poll: New Year's resolutions passé

Although two-thirds of the respondents to the most recent caycompass.com online poll didn’t make a New Year’s resolution in 2012, 41 per cent of those who did said they stuck to their resolution all year long.

Boddens ante up light display

The Bodden Family has added more lights, music to their Christmas displays.

Paddle Fit a tough workout

When Weekender heard that there was a fitness class performed on stand up paddle boards being held on Seven Mile Beach, we decided to go along and find out what it was all about.

Sutton still getting faster at 60

When the Cayman Intertrust Marathon is run on Sunday there will be plenty of distinctive fluorescent orange vests worn by members of the Wednesday Night Running Club.

Merren aims for $1.5m velodrome

Craig Merren’s enthusiasm to promote cycling cannot be questioned and having become president of the Cycling Association since February he hopes to make an already thoroughly well organised sport in the Cayman Islands even better run.

Acker may be pushed this time

The fittest athletes in the Cayman Islands compete in the most taxing of events this weekend.

Abbott makes records a habit

Records tumbled at the recent Cayman Islands time trial championships.

Staso gets kids fitter

Kids at the Caymam Marathon are likely to perform better than ever thanks to a fitness guru who has been helping them prepare.

Fleury is set for a marathon finish

Doing the full 26.2 miles of the Cayman Islands Intertrust Marathon is a pretty daunting task, especially if you are in your mid-forties and running the classic distance for the first time, yet Bill Fleury seems to be taking the prospect, eh, in his stride.

Time to reveal if order will remain

Cayman's top cyclists will take to the roads on Sunday to decide the national time trial championships.

Cory: Rodney was a brother to me

Cory Thompson could have hanged up his sneakers a long time ago.

London park is pure gold for visitors

The Olympic Park at the London Games is always a teeming mass of humanity, no matter how bad the notorious changeable English weather.

Light pollution kills baby turtles

Turtle nest patrollers found the bodies of 33 dead baby Loggerhead turtles on Cayman Brac's public beach Sunday morning.

Online poll Most will watch some of Olympics

More than 81 per cent of the respondents to last week’s caycompass.com online poll said the watch at least some of the television coverage of the London Summer Olympics, which start later this month.

Keeping strong with Cayman memories

Edelgard Weiss, a long time visitor to Grand Cayman, says her experiences on the island over the last three decades have helped her battle cancer.

Armstrong bashes doping charges

Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong is firing back against new charges of blood doping during his championship run.

Try a triathlon

Active families can all take part in the Try this Tri triathlon on Saturday, 18 June

Audacious attack nets Classic win

The Cayman Classic cycling series came down to the final race of the series.

New chiropractor joins DaVinci Wellness Centre

Dr. Liam Welfar, a chiropractor from Perth, Western Australian, has joined the staff at the DaVinci Wellness Centre.

Injured rock iguana on road to recovery

An endangered rock iguana is recovering from a broken leg in the home of one of the Department of Environment's officers.

Records tumble despite the rain

Three out of four course records fell in the fourth race of the Cayman Classic cycling series.

Shaping up for classic finish

The Cayman Classic cycling series reached its midway point on Sunday 13 May.

Abbotts rule classic time trial

The second event in the Cayman Classic cycling series produced plenty of excitement over the weekend.

Coaches better certified now

Cayman’s aspiring sportsmen and women will have more coaches to call on for advice and instruction now since 12 got certified recently in the Caribbean Course Certification Programme, endorsed by Caribbean Olympic organisations.

Classic series rides in

Cayman's premier cycling competition will kick off on Sunday 29 April with a 40-mile road race.

It was a Massive endeavour

Close to 100 cyclists took part in that Massive 100 mile challenge recently.

Shoot-out will get legs going for race series

The Cayman Islands Cycling Association will be hosting a 30-mile road race on Sunday 22 April.

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