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Submitted by Kaya Cattouse, C-Ray Cycling Club

The C-Ray Cycling Club issued prizes to the winners of the Saturday Race Series on Friday night 18th March at the Bliss Center during a fundraiser event held for Dorren August. This idea brought out more people to support the fundraiser as well as to expose our cyclist to an even larger fan base than we already have.

The series started on the 18th January and concluded on the 5th March, racing six Saturdays between those dates. 65 cyclists total participated throughout the duration of the 6 races; 14 junior, 1 female, 10 category 4/5, 8 40 years and over, 2 50 years and over and 30 elite. The idea was to race weekly to gain the most possible points each week and at the end of the series, the person with the most points would be the overall winner. Weekly prizes not including the points given were mainly tires and tubes paired with gift certificates from various places in Belize City; The Stationery House Retail Outlet, Freetown Drug Store, Ordonez Bike Shop, Da Bizz BBQ, Simmons BBQ and Milky Way Restaurant, and these were given by category. Initially we were only going to give prizes to the top 10 cyclists overall at the end of the series but due to the amount of junior participation; we decided that it would only be fair to also give them separate prizes.

In all the races, there were sprint points at a designated area at which the cyclists could gain points and at the end of the series win a prize. The sprint points winner was Byron Pope from Benny’s Megabytes and he received a gift certificate from Peppers Pizza for a large pizza, wings and sodas and 3 bottles of wine courtesy Grace Kennedy.

The C-Ray Cycling Club would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all the participants of the races, our officials, our sponsors and supporters. Special thanks to Cattouse Trucking, KV Events Planning, The Stationery House Retail Outlet, Ordonez Bike Shop, Slaughter House Tattoos, Bruce Bike Shop, Freetown Drug Store, Milky Way Restaurant, Da Bizz BBQ, Simmon’s BBQ, Card Heating and Cooling Inc., Radisson, Biltmore, Smart, Peppers Pizza, Belize Express Water Taxi, Celebrity Restaurant, FT Williams, Fitzgerald “Palas” Joseph, Grace Kennedy, Guerra’s Construction.

This series was held in an effort to better prepare our cyclist for their respective Cross Country; Female 13th March, Junior 20th March and Elite 26th March. The first two have already proven that our efforts have been successful. After all three races, we will analyze them and see if the cyclists who participated in the C-Ray Series, were factors in the races and podium finishers in the Cross Country Races.

At the end of the series, our top 10 cyclists overall consisted of seven elites, two juniors and one 50 years and over.

P Cyclist (Team) Pts Prize Sponsor
1 Brandon Cattouse (C-Ray ) 168 Medal & Dinner for 2 Biltmore
2 Byron Pope (Benny’s Megabytes) 162 Medal & Smart Package Smart
3 Mark Staine (Smart) 122 Medal & 1 Gift Certificate Slaughter House Tattoos
4 Phillip Leslie (Benny’s Megabytes) 120 Medal & Dinner for 2 Celebrity Restaurant
5 Darnell Barrow (Smart) 111 Medal & Lunch for 2 Radisson
6 Ray Cattouse (C-Ray) 67 none none
7 Giovanni Lovell (Digicell 4G) 64 Package Ordonez Bike Shop
8 Darien Anderson (WKC Strikers) 61 Package Freetown Drug Store
9 Ernest Bradley (Smart Jr) 52 1 Gift Certificate Da Bizz BBQ
10 Ron McKenzie (Westrac Alliance) 50 Package Freetown Drug Store

Top five juniors were also awarded:
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P Cyclist (Team) Pts Prize Sponsor
1 Darien Anderson (WKC Strikers) 61 Trophy & 2 Round Trip Tix Belize Express Water Taxi
2 Ernest Bradley (Smart Jr) 52 Trophy & 1 Gift Certificate Peppers Pizza
3 Andre Belisle (Cabral/Marin Cycling) 23 Trophy & 1 Gift Certificate Stationery House
4 Jeshaun Frazer (WKC Strikers) 16 Medal & 1 Gift Certificate Da Bizz BBQ
5 Anthony Marin (Cabral/Marin Cycling) 15 Medal & 1 Gift Certificate Da Bizz BBQ

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