THE third annual Grenville Felix Memorial 50-mile cycle road race will be staged tomorrow. The race is open to cyclists throughout the country and the riders are expected to pedal off from in front of the Felix’s residence at Canefield, East Canje, Berbice, proceed to Nand Persaud and Company Limited at No. 36 Corentyne before turning back to finish at its point of origin.
Prizes will be awarded to the first six finishers while the first three juniors and first three females along with the first two Flying Ace Cycle Club riders will be rewarded.
Eight sprint point prizes will be up for grabs. The females are expected to pedal from No.1 village on the Corentyne a distance of 10 miles.
The event is organised by the Flying Ace Cycle Club and is being held in honour of the late engineer who passed away three years ago at the age of 96.
Felix, who was one of Guyana’s first engineers, worked with Bookers and the Guyana Sugar Corporation in Guyana and in various parts of the world.
According to the race coordinator, cycling coach Randolph Roberts, this year’s event is expected to be bigger.
Andrew Hicks rode away with the first edition, with Neil Reece etching his name on the winners’ board on the second occasion. The defending champion is Mario King.