THE annual Massy’s 50-mile cycle road race under its Dr Chase/Seven Seas brands is scheduled for Sunday and will be held in the West Demerara region beginning 08:00hrs.The event, which is being coordinated by Hassan Mohamed will wheel off from in front of the Wales Police Station, West Bank Demerara and proceed to Uitvlugt, West Coast Demerara, before turning back to finish at the West Demerara entrance of the Demerara Harbour Bridge.
However, after leaving Wales, the cyclists will make a left turn at Schoonord then ride around the main road before proceeding to the turn back point at Uitvlugt.
It is anticipated that Guyana’s top cyclists including the 2016 road race `king’ Geron Williams will be a part of the activity.
Also expected to face the starter on Sunday are: Raynauth `Obeah man’ Jeffrey, last year’s race winner Shaquille Agard, Scott Savory, Romelo Crawford, Marlon `Fishy’ Williams, Orville Hinds and Raul Leal among others.
Jeffrey finished second to Williams in last Sunday’s national road race championship, while Agard won the 2015 edition of the Dr Chase/Seven Seas in one hour 53 minutes 57.02 seconds.
Sunday’s race will also see juniors, veterans and mountain bikers vie for top honours.
Andrew Hicks won the junior category last year, while Junior Niles took the veterans title and Shawn Boodhram the mountain bike category.
The top six overall finishers will be rewarded with trophies and cash incentives, as will the top three juniors, the top three veterans and the top three mountain bikers.
Eight prime prizes will also be up for grabs.
Massy’s Marketing Executive Narvana Thakoor and other staff members will be on hand to present the prizes to the respective winners.