THE David Persaud Memorial 46-mile Cycle Road race, held last Sunday, was dubbed a success by sponsor of the event, David Persaud Investments Ltd.
According to CEO Christopher Persaud, “The event was an unqualified success” since it commenced at the scheduled time and was well represented by various divisions. Persaud noted that the founder of the company, the late David Persaud, was a close friend of organiser of the event, National coach Hassan Mohamed, and an avid sportsman. He said that throughout his father’s career, he always ensured that sports of all disciplines received the corporate support they needed with “he himself playing representative cricket in Guyana back in his youthful days”.
The CEO noted that the investment was made in cycling, because the company believes that along with being a top competitive sport, “cycling is an important endeavour in helping to keep our people fit and healthy and we do believe it is our responsibility as a good corporate citizen to assist in the promotion of fitness activities”. In the event, some 35 cyclists pedalled off from the western end of the Demerara Harbour Bridge and proceeded to Bushy Park, Parika before returning to the starting line for the finish. Seasoned cyclist Christopher Griffith emerged as champion of the senior category, followed by Andrew Green and Kemal Moses. In the Junior category, Mario Washington finished ahead of rivals Sherwin Sampson and Alex Leung respectively, while in the Veterans, Kwame Ridley rode away with the top prize. Alex Mendes placed second and Warren McKay third. Clivecia Spencer was the solitary female in the race.