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BBA look for riders for Island Games

Bermuda Bicycle Association (BBA) have opened the door for riders who wish to be considered for the upcoming Island Games in the Isle of Wight.

The cycling competitions at the Games will feature male and female catergories for Road (Criterium, Road Race and Time Trial) and Mountain Biking (Criterium and Cross-Country).

The BBA have tentatively reserved five places for male road events, two places for female road events and two for male mountain bike events. The minimum age for the events is 17.

Peter Dunne, BBA president, said: “Athletes should be aware that at this time the BBA does not have funding for this competition and athletes will be expected to cover the cost of their airfare and possibly accommodations.

“The Bermuda Island Games Association is seeking funding for those athletes under the age of 23 but that has not been secured as of this date. The team will be supported by two individuals to ensure all technical aspects are covered.

“We hope that we can again have representatives who are capable of representing this country in cycling.”

Those interested in being considered should forward their namesto (president[AT]bermudabicycle.org no later than April 8. The committee of selectors will then make their recommendations to the BBA's executive committee following the May 8 road race.

The BBA will seek Bermudians and then, if space available, those possessing Permanent Residency Certificate status. If there still remain places unfilled then the BBA will consider those who are neither Bermudian nor have PRC status.

Bermuda are expected to send a whopping 128 athletes to the Games in June. One of the largest contingents to leave the Island in recent times, Bermuda will be represented by some 17 teams in 13 different sports at the event on the Isle of Wight.

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Published March 15, 2011 at 2:00 am (Updated March 15, 2011 at 10:37 am)

BBA look for riders for Island Games

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