Basseterre St. Kitts — Sunday 23rd February 2014, the St Kitts Nevis Defence Force (SKNDF) staged its 13th Annual Fun Biking around the Island. The fun bike ride commenced at Camp Springfield at 7am with rest and refreshment stops in Mansion’s Village, St Paul’s Village, Sandy Point and Old Road; concluding at the St. Kitts Bottling Company at 12pm.
Participation in this year event was exceptional, as approximately two hundred (200) riders of all ages took part. It said that this is the largest Fun Bike ride since the inception of the fun activity thirteen years ago. A large number of riders started at Camp Springfield and the number of cyclist increased as the rider made its way through each town and village along the island.
A very large number of young person’s participated; the youngest being five (5) old Devandrae Moses, the son of a police officer who joined the Ride in St Pauls and rode alongside his father. Another participant of note was the Federation’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Patrick Martin who had stated that he had so much fun; he is now anxiously looking forward to next year’s event.
The sole purpose of the Cycling Exercise was recreation for members of the Force and persons from the Federation it serves. The fun cycling provides opportunity for an atmosphere of relaxation for soldiers to break out of the usual work routine and have fun with each other whilst interacting with members of the society as well. The fun ride will help to boost cohesiveness, morale and team spirit, amongst the soldiers, and most importantly, positively reinforce SKNDF and community interaction.
Force Commander, Lt Col Patrick E. Wallace commends all participants for completing the Fun Ride and expresses gratitude and appreciation to the many organizations and individuals who made this annual event possible through their usual support and contributions. He especially thanks the Hon Marcella Liburd Minister for Health, Cultural Affairs, Gender Affairs, Social and Community Development and Sugars establishment who have supported the initiative each year from inception.