PRESS RELEASE – Project Breakaway will host the first ever Beacon Independence Cycling Challenge along the John Compton Highway – from Lucelec’s headquarters, Sans Souci, to the Vigie Roundabout, Vide Bouteille, and back.
Four types of races – see below – have been planned and will form part of the challenge:
1. Team Time Trials
2. Devil Takes the Hindmost
3. Power Sprints
4. 37km Mass Start race
“This challenge is for all cyclist islandwide,” stated Mr. Ernest Ottley, head of Project Breakaway. “We are pleased to partner with Beacon Insurance Company for this Independence Day event and can only hope that the partnership grows for the benefit of cycling in St. Lucia. We already have teams from Mon Repos, Dennery, Castries, but the races are open to all.”
Project Breakaway was established five years ago by a group of cyclists who believe in community – both as a community of professional sportsmen and sports women, and a community that promotes health, fitness and charity in St. Lucia.
According to Ottley: “We have mounted several rides – fun rides and competitive ride – over the past five years including rides to raise funds for charitable causes. We have made contributions, for example, to the Faustin Home in Soufriere, Cornerstone, Boys Training Centre and Faces of Cancer, among many others.
The races planned for February 21st are sanctioned by the St. Lucia Cycling Association and will subscribe to rules of international competition as set by the UCI.