Cayman invited to cycle for a cause

| 09/08/2016
CNS Local Life

Cyclists at last year’s memorial ride

(CNS): Cayman Water Company (CWC) will be hosting the fourth annual Pete Ribbins Memorial Ride on Sunday, 14 August, held in honour of CWC’s late general manager, who was an active member of the local sporting community, and to raise funds for Cayman HospiceCare. Through registration fees and donations since the event began in 2013, more than CI$12,000 has been raised for the hospice, which cared for Ribbins.

John Tonner, COO of Consolidated Water, CWC’s parent company, and an avid cyclist, came up with the idea for the event, having worked with Ribbins many years ago.

“Any chance to ride a bicycle is fun in my book, but….what better way to start another glorious Sunday, raise money for a good cause, in memory of a wonderful man on this beautiful island,” Tonner said. “We are looking forward to seeing this event continue to grow and support the hard and challenging work of Cayman Hospice. Come join the celebration of good memories and positive work for the community.”

Almost 100 cyclists, from 8 to 75 years old, participated in last year’s 40km and 10km friendly rides. There will be a post-ride breakfast and prize draw for provided by many local businesses. Kevin Morales of Let’s Talk Sports will emcee the event.

The ride, which focuses on roads along the western peninsula, traverses the CWC supply route. The 10km ride has been re-routed from previous years, to move north on the bypass towards Batabano Road so that younger cyclists can take advantage of the cycling lanes.

Early registration is available through the CaymanActive website or at the CWC Regatta Office Park offices in Windward 3 during regular office hours. Registration will also be available 12 August at Camana Bay from 4-6:30pm and on the morning of the event.

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Category: Cycling, Donations

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