Saturday, December 16, 2017

Cycling hits the road this weekend

Road cycling action will resume this weekend with two events in East and South Trinidad today and tomorrow.

Today riders will take to the road for the Trinidad and Tobago Cycling Federation (TTCF) team time trial event at the Wallerfield circuit from 3 p.m.

The riders will do three laps of the course, with cash prizes for the top three teams, and a cash bouns for the winning team if they can complete the ride in under 51 minutes.

Teams are allowed a minimum of three and a maximum of four cyclists, with the overall time taken once the third rider crosses the finish. Teams are not limited by age group categories of gender.

Tomorrow the cyclists will hit the road from 7 a.m. on the hilly terrain of the Tortuga circuit. Riders in the Elite, Masters 40-49 and Junior Divisions will complete three laps of the course, while 60-plus Masters and 50-59 Masters, along with Juveniles have a target of two laps.

The tinymites and ladies have one-lap course.

The race pedals off at Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, and heads east across the Couva/Preysal Flyover and to the Southbound lane of Solomon Hochoy Highway. The course continues on into Claxton Bay, before the riders head east to Tortuga.

They will move onto May Road, past Our Lady of Montserrat RC Church, and then proceed towards Grand Couva Main Road, before finishing at Preysal Secondary. The target time for that event is one hour and 40 minutes.