Grenville Felix Memorial cycle road race set for today in Berbice.

first_imgAN action filled race is expected when Guyana’ top riders take to the road today for the much-anticipated Grenville Felix fourth annual Memorial Cycle race in Berbice.The event is organised by the Flying Ace Cycling Club (FACC) of Berbice in collaboration with the Felix Family of Guyana and overseas. The race will cover a grueling distance of 60 miles and the event is opened to riders throughout Guyana.This event is being held in honour of the late engineer, Grenville Felix, who passed away four years ago at the age of 96. Felix, who was one of Guyana’s first and oldest engineer at the time of his demise, worked with the Bookers and the Guyana Sugar Corporation in Guyana and various parts of the world. This is the sixth cycling event held in his honor.The first two was held in recognition of his birthday. It was changed to a memorial event after he died.Last Wednesday, the children and other relatives presented a sizeable cheque to the organisers which will cover the cost of staging the event, to cycling coach and coordinator, Randolph Roberts.Speaking at the simple ceremony, Claville Francis stated that the family will continue to sponsor the event, since it was something “Uncle Gren” liked, apart from his engineering work and other community activities.She also expressed confidence in the work of the FACC.Roberts expressed gratitude to the Felix Family and also showed appreciation for the confidence they have shown in the FACC and assured them that the event will be well organized.The race will begin at 10:00 hrs in front of Felix’s former residence, Canefield East Canje, Berbice then advance to his former place of employment, Rose Hall Estate, before turning back. They will then move forward to the No. 51 Police Station and back to the place of origin.Prizes will be awarded to the the first 10 finishers, first four juveniles, the first three veterans and first three females. Also FACC’s first two club cyclist will also be recognized.The Grenville Felix Memorial Trophy is a lien trophy and will be given to the first person who gets his name on it three times.(Colin Bynoe Jnr)last_img read more