NPCA hosts its Tour de Clifton Pier

THE New Providence Cycling Association hosted its Tour de Clifton Pier on Sunday with two stage races held around the Clifton Pier area.

The first was the short road race and the other was the individual time trials with Felix Neely, Allan Adderley, Barron Musgrove Jr and Tomas Knowles emerging as some of the winners.

Neely took the title in the men’s short stage race with Kevin Daley second, Wess Albury third, Patrick Paul fourth, Jeff Tynes fifth, Giles Sawyer sixth, Jay Major seventh and Wayne Price eighth.

Allan Adderley was the male masters winner ahead of Kenton Roker and Wayne Price, who was tied for second.

In the junior boys 15-17 category, Barron Musgrove Jr captured the title, while Thomas Knowles got the junior boys’ 12-14 title over Nathaniel Adderley. Theddus Knowles won the junior boys 9-11 title with Anthony Knowles coming in second.

In the time trial that covered one lap over a 5.83 mile course, Felix Neely took the tape in 14 minutes and 50 seconds.

Kevin Daley was second in 15 mins.39 and Wess Albury was third in 15 mins.55 secs.

The other finishers in order were Patrick Paul, fourth in 16 mins.02 secs; Giles Albury, fifth in 16 mins.33 secs; Jeff Tynes, sixth in 16 mins. 52 secs; Barron Musgrove, seventh in 16 mins.51 secs; Wayne Price, eighth in 17.04mins; Jay Major, eighth in 17 mins.24 secs and Allan Adderley, ninth in 23mins.

The juniors competed in a 5.83 miles course with Thomas Knowles taking the 12-14 category in 21 mins.51 secs over Nathaniel Knowles, who did 25 mins. 20 secs for second.

And in the 5.83 miles race for junior boys 9-11 years, Anthony Knowles got first place in 22 mins. 20 secs and Thaddeus Knowles had to settle for second place in 23 mins.50 secs.

BCA’s president and race organiser said they were pleased with the turnout for the event, despite the fact that they had to deal with some delays in closing out a long season.

“We had to reschedule and postpone some events because of the weather, COVID-19 protocols and the likes,” he said. “But we continue to build on our programmes here in New Providence. “We are looking at starting a BMX and mountain bike season during the month of January and February so that we can offer another aspect of cycling here in New Providence because we find that the space on the road is getting smaller and smaller so some traffic to contend with.”

On behalf of the NPCA, Musgrove congratulated all of the cyclists for making the event a success. He noted that the association will reintroduce the mountain bike and BMX obstacle course race in about two weeks before they end the year with their road race.


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