Alie Kamara over the weekend won the second edition of the Western Area Youth cycling championship with a time of 39mins 2.79seconds. In second position was Edward Kanu with a time of 39mins 11.43seconds. In third position was Alhaji Conteh with a time of 40mins 14.60seconds.
Alie Kamara received a brand new brown bicycle with a helmet as first prize whilst the second to the tenth position received cash as their prizes.
There were also consolation prizes for the youngest cyclist which was won by Oseh Dixon and the courageous cyclist went to James B Tucker.
The race which started at the PZ roundabout on through Siaka Stevens Street, Sanders Street, St John, Savage Street, Brookfield main road, Peace Bridge, Congo Cross, Murray Town junction, Wilkinson Road, Aberdeen to Lumley and back to Wilkinson road, Murray Town Junction Congo Cross Peace Bridge, Brookfields Main Motor road on to the National stadium was very exciting.
Some 46 cyclists took part in the race but at the end of the competition only about 42 cyclists were able to finish the race.
During the race Alie Kamara wasted no time in dominating the race by being in the first batch until he finally broke away from Golf Club to win the competition in grand style.
Speaking to Awoko Sports after the race Alie said he is happy, though he was accused by some senior cyclists that he was not training but he disclosed that he was training intensively and he usually trains about three times a day to have fitness.
Alie mentioned that for now he is not going to relent and is preparing to create serious problem for some of the elite cyclists on Sunday in Lungi during the seventh edition of the Bullom cycling championship.
The President of the association Winston Crowther said that he was impressed with the performances of the cyclists during the competition which he said was superb.
He disclosed that the race was an exclusive race as it was financed by the association alone with no companies or government coming on board. This is not the first time that we have financed a competition. President Crowther also disclosed that the first 10 cyclists in the competition have automatically qualified for the Bullom championship without paying any registration fee and those cyclists for the 11 to 20 positions are expected to pay half of their registration fee.
We are doing all these to encourage them to stay and register with the association and they need to love the sports which is one of the unique sports in the country.
Mohamed Kabbah who represented the Ministry of Youth and Sports and also doubles as the desk officer in the Ministry said that government is committed to give their full support to the association at all times.