Riding For Charity - NGC To Match Sums Raised

The NGC Sports Club-sponsored, Corkie’s 100 Mile Ride started with over 200 riders on the road from 7.00 a.m. on Sunday 20th July.

For a first -time effort, the ride, which was sponsored and coordinated this year by the NGC Sports Club, attracted over 200 riders and 40 sponsors, who gave from product to cash. After a slight delay all riders started the ride with great enthusiasm , the first riders to return to NGC starting at about 4.30 p.m.

 The ride started at NGC’s compound at Point Lisas, took the riders west along Rivulet Road, South onto Solomon Hochoy Highway, exiting at Tarouba, travelling through Iere Village, along the M1 Ring Road, passing through areas such as Princess Town, Rio Claro, Mayaro, Manzanilla, Sandre Grange and Valencia, before turning south onto Demerara Road. At this point the riders went west along Churchill Roosevelt Highway, South along Uriah Butler Highway, exiting at Couva, traveling along Rivulet Road and ending back at NGC compound. Three water and fruit stops were arranged at the Rio Claro High School, Manzanilla High School and NIHERST/NGC Science Centre.

Errol Fabien was the MC at the prize-giving ceremony at NGC’s Head Office car park, where prizes for quirky categories were distributed. Some  winners included youngest rider, oldest rider, heaviest rider, one married couple finishing, one female to finish, two pairs of riding twins, and one special prize for a rider who rode the route the week before.

 Pedal Squad member Roger Frontin’s son Kristoff and daughter Taija won prizes for the youngest to complete the ride. Riding from the pedal squad were Christophe Renwick, Errol James, Alan De Caires, Roger Frontin, Hayden Scott Jr., Jameel Ali, Dino Balgobin, John Jones, Alston Cadore, Johnny Ganpat, Frederick Morris, Ian Yip Hoi, Octave Yearwood and Junior George. Mark de Montrichard of the Evolve Team also lent his support to the event by taking part in this fund-raising Ride.

Final figures are not yet in; however, the funds raised will go towards a charity to be decided by the Sports Club with NGC Corporate Communications promising to match this sum.  Well done - Sports Club and Pedal Squad.