Cycling Federation teams up with ABWU to stage Sunday’s 56-mile race that marks the anniversary of the Union

The Antigua and Barbuda Cycling Federation will be collaborating again, this year, with the Antigua and Barbuda Workers  Union (ABWU) to host an invitational race that marks the Union’s anniversary 

St.Clair Williams, president of the Cycling Federation, says the alliance was formed about five years ago; and, each year, a mile is added to the race, making it more challenging for the riders.

This year, 2023, the Union celebrates 56 years of existence; therefore, cyclists will do a 56-mile run around the island. Williams says the race starts at the Union’s headquarters, at lower Newgate Street, at 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 28.

He says the event is open to everyone who believes he or she is able to manage the course.

Williams says the bike route will go as far east as Willikies Village, before going through some neighboring locations and wending its way back to the city.

The Cycling Federation president says the elites, masters, and riders who can push for a longer distance will continue the 56-mile run through Bethesda, Christian Hill, Red Hill and into the gates of St. James’ Club.  

That will be the turn-around spot before the cyclists go through Cobbs Cross, Liberta, Jonas Road and Mount Joy, then onto Factory Road and head back to the headquarters.

According to Williams, quite a number of prizes are up for grabs; so he is inviting cyclists to come out and enjoy the event.

Kem Riley, president of the Union, says the body is a social organization that is always willing and ready to partner with any entity for the benefit of its members.

The race is expected to be carried live on the Federation’s Facebook page.