Crankers bike to the Brac in memory of Estella

| 14/04/2011

(CNS): Cayman’s newest sports club 53/11 Crankers Cycling Club which organizers says is the first ever cycling club to be formed in the Cayman Islands, will be hosting a special cycle race on the Brac over the Easter Weekend raising money for the Estella Scott-Roberts Foundation. Since its inception o far the club has held races in addition to those currently on CICA’s racing calendar. The club was launched with a series of six races over three holiday weekends under the name Cayman Challenge Cycle Series. The first race of the series took place over the Hero’s day weekend and the second is the ‘Bike to the Brac.

“Over the Easter weekend, we will be holding the Bike to the Brac – Cayman Brac Bluff Challenge in honour of the late Estella Scott- Roberts who hailed from the Brac, with part proceeds going to the Estella Scott-Roberts Foundation. The event will be taking cycling back to the Brac after a 20 year absence” Barry Jones the club’s founder said.

The Estella Scott-Roberts Foundation is a not for profit organization which was established to continue to address the social issues that she passionately supported, following her murder in October 2008.

Chairperson of the Estella Scott-Roberts Foundation (ESRF), and Estella’s widower Rayle Roberts stated, "The Foundation is pleased to support the 53/11 Crankers Cycling Club’s Bike to the Brac event, and we look forward to using this event to promote the objectives and vision of Estella’s foundation, which is gender equality and a life free of violence for all."

The cycling club is geared towards the promotion of cycling awareness and cycling events throughout the Islands in conjunction with the Cayman Islands Cycling Association (CICA).

“We are a not for profit club with a single minded goal of promoting cycling, in all forms, for all to enjoy with a focus on the youth and women” said club President and Founder Barry Jones.

“The aim of the Club is to provide an environment which will help promote fitness through cycling as well as promote the bicycle as an alternate means of exercise and transport especially on Grand Cayman which will eventually grind to a halt (George Town and West Bay Road) due to vehicular traffic. Of equal importance we wish to promote cycling as an exciting and attractive sport and as marketing vehicle” he went on to say.

53//11 Crankers is focused on attracting a greater number of youth and women to the sport by holding clinics on proper riding etiquette in a safe environment so that they can build confidence before reclaiming the roads. The mission of the club is to provide quality programs and events which will instill core values in the youth and further ensure success in other aspects of their lives while also strengthening family bond through physical fitness health and wellness education.

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