Freetown, SIERRA LEONE – In an exciting cycling event, over 50 cyclists from across Sierra Leone are set to compete in the inaugural edition of the Flames Freetown Classic Race hosted by the Flames Cycling Club, one of the country’s esteemed cycling clubs. The race, scheduled for Sunday, November 19, 2023, promises to be a thrilling spectacle for cycling enthusiasts.
The race will kick off at 10 am at Cotton Tree, starting with a free ride through Siaka Steven St, Kroo Town Road, Kingtom Bridge, Ascention Town, Syke Street, and the race Commissioner, will drop the flag at Connex Brookfield to mark the official beginning of the race.
For the male cyclists, the route takes them to Bio Barray and Baw Baw, with a turnaround at Bendu’s Drive. They will then proceed through Atlantic Beach Road, Family Kingdom, Aberdeen, Aberdeen Road, Wilkinson Road, Lumley, and the beach, completing four laps. Female cyclists will cover a slightly shorter route with three laps.
The race commissioner and timekeepers, Percy and Eustace Thompson, and Percy Nicol (Tu Tall and Miss French), respectively, will oversee the event. Multiple water points along the route, including Hamilton, Atlantic Beach Road, and Aberdeen Road, will cater to both male and female cyclists.
The elite male category offers a first prize of Le 3,000, second prize of Le 2,000, and third prize of Le 1,000. The female category presents a first prize of Le 2,500, second prize of Le 1,500, and third prize of Le 1,000. Additionally, there will be ten consolation prizes for participants. BT/19/11/2023