ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Antigua’s newest cycling team, Team Terminex Cycling Club, will be hosting their first race as a club on Sunday, May 13.
The Terminex Folly Hill Road Race, which commences at 9:30 am in front of Police Recreation Grounds (PRG), will take the riders onto Sir George Walter Highway; along Old Parham Road, Friars Hill Road, and Marble Hill Road; through Cedar Grove, and Hodges Bay; back unto Sir George Walter Highway, before heading to the eastern parts of the island via Sir Sydney Walling Highway.
The race continues through Pares Village, Collins, Bethesda, and Red Hill to Nelson’s Dockyard, where the riders will turn and head through Falmouth, Liberta, Swetes to meet the title challenge of the race, the Folly Hill Climb.
The cyclists will turn around in the village and return through Swetes, All Saints, Jonas Road, and Sir Sydney Walling Highway before finishing back at PRG.
Over 40 riders are expected to participate in five different categories.
The course is designed for the climbers where the feature match-up can come from National Sportsman Robert Marsh and perennial challenger, the 2011 OECS champion, Jyme Bridges.
Other favourites may include Marvin Spencer, Omari King and Dale Richardson in the top class.
The B-Class will not have the challenge of the National Sportswoman, Tamiko Butler, as she will be competing in Venezuela on the same day.
However, Ashley Rhodes, Clint Henry, Mervin Gore and Brent George will be some of the names to battle for the top honours in that class.
The Terminex Folly Hill 48-mile Road Race will be the final race to select the national training squad to prepare for the 2012 Caribbean Cycling Championships to be held in Antigua from October 20 to 21.