THE cycling season would start with group rides before competitions are held according to information from the Guyana Cycling Federation (GCF).
After a meeting this week it was decided by the executive members that non-competitive events need to be held in order to keep cyclists active.
Racing Secretary of the federation, Malcolm Sonaram told Chronicle Sport that the weekend events will be held under the permission of the COVID-19 Task Force and the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport. “The Guyana Cycling Federation is planning a series of group rides to be conducted on Saturdays and Sundays. It will be geared towards assisting the cyclists with base training and endurance training.”
The group rides will take place in Berbice, Linden and Georgetown.
Sonaram noted that despite the non-competitive method, all precautionary measures will be implemented.
“Needless to say the GCF will be checking temperatures of cyclists at the rides and providing masks when we stop for refreshments.”
GCF is currently engaging various businesses and persons for sponsorship in order “to promote these rides with the branding of support vehicles during the session”.
The first group ride is scheduled for next weekend.