Five-strong cycling team flying the flag at Junior Caribbean Championships
The Bermuda Bicycle Association have named a five-strong team to represent the island at the Junior Caribbean Road Cycling Championships in the Dominican Republic this week.
The team, which is made up of Annabelle Miller, Charlotte Millington, Moses Johnson, Cameron Morris and Thomas Quarterly, flew out to the capital city of Santo Domingo on Tuesday ahead of the championships getting under way on Wednesday.
Morris and Quarterly will look to build on their previous experience at the championships, while Miller, Millington and Johnson will be making their first appearance at the prestigious youth event.
Led by managers Dave Collins and Chequan Richardson, the team will take on the best cyclists aged 15 to 18 in the Caribbean region across individual time trial and road race disciplines.
The competition begins with the individual time trial, which is made up of a 10-kilometre course for the women and double the distance for the men. Thursday’s road race features the women taking on a 60km course with the men tackling a daunting 90km.
“We wish all riders a safe and successful event,” said Debbie Titterton Narraway, Bermuda Bicycling Association executive committee member.
“For some, this may be achieving a podium finish; for others it is about bettering past results or gaining experience outside of Bermuda so that they can continue to develop and set new cycling goals.”
The riders will be aiming to add to Bermuda’s illustrious history at the Caribbean Cycling Championships, which has proved to be an essential stepping stone for a number of the island’s senior national riders including Dominique Mayho, Kaden Hopkins and Nicholas Narraway.
Bermuda's junior national team cyclists are part of the Bermuda Bicycle Association's development programme. The programme has two streams; the first is open to those 13 years and older looking to learn the ins and outs of road riding and develop skills in a safe and supervised environment, and the second is targeted at 15 to 18-year-olds looking to train as competitive cyclists.
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