Dominque Mayho *File photo by Ras Mykkal
Dominque Mayho *File photo by Ras Mykkal

TUESDAY, NOV. 27: The Berkeley Cycling team will keep on rolling this year.

The team picked up the sponsorship of Bermuda Commercial Bank today.

The sponsorship will provide funds to help develop the programme and promote the sport amongst the youth. The funds will be used to provide riding uniforms and equipment, and to provide local and international participation fees for some athletes.

The program, which has been developed in partnership with the Bermuda Bicycle Association, is now in its fourth successful year.

The Bank hopes to see the programme and its participants flourish. Horst E. Finkbeiner, director and COO of BCB, said in a press release: “We are thrilled to be a part of this up and coming programme with The Berkeley Institute. We are encouraged by the hard work and dedication of the students and look forward to seeing their progress over the year.”

In the past, the programme has produced local riding sensations Dominque Mayho, who has recently returned from training with a professional team in the South of France, and Vashon Cann who has just returned from the Dominican Republic representing Bermuda in the Caribbean Cycling Championships.

Richard North, PE teacher at Berkeley, said: “The assistance which we have received from Bermuda Commercial Bank has taken the club to another level, students’ aspirations are now even higher, we now have a professional looking team and ex-students as role models, students are excited to ride in their new uniforms.”

The Cycling Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday and is open to male and female students from all year levels and all abilities.