By Carlena Chevalier
About 30 cyclists will take to the streets this weekend as they take part in the annual Jenel Warner Circuit race.
On Sunday, cyclists will compete in the Elite, Masters, Sports, Cadets, Elite Women, Elite Juniors, Junior Women, Junior Men and Cadet under 13 categories.
This is the fourth race of the season organized by the Antigua and Barbuda Cycling Federation (ABCF).
The race should start at 3 p.m., but the president of the ABCF Sainte-Claire Williams encourages all interested competitors to arrive by 1:45 p.m. so that all relevant covid protocols can be performed.
“When you get to the site, you have to go to the hand washing station first, and then your temperature is checked. Then we take your name and number and so on, so it’s a very rigorous program when it comes to Covid-19 protocols, ”Williams explained.
He noted that there will be a strict no-spectator rule at the start / finish line.
“You have to come with your mask unless you are warming up and for all people we are promoting a place without spectators. Coaches, mechanics and coaches will be allowed to be at the start / finish line and of course our volunteers will also be allowed. We know people love to go out and watch the races, but what we’re saying is you can’t come to the start / finish line. I know some people park along Shell Beach and that’s great, ”he added.
Williams also mentioned that they will be broadcasting the event live.
“We will be broadcasting live, and thank you to APUA Inet for being our sponsor for the third year in a row. We make sure you can connect to our Antigua and Barbuda Cycling Federation (ABCF) Facebook page. We’re going to broadcast about half an hour, forty-five minutes before the race. Normally we show the preparation part, then we have comments before the race, then we start the race, ”he said.
The race will start at Coolidge where the old observers office was located.