Published in The Freeman Newspaper on December 30, 2011 Friday issue
by Caecent Noot Magsumbol, Staff Writer
Manny Villaruel, Sports Editor
CEBU, Philippines - Award-winning Cebuano sportsman Jonathan “Maxi” Maximo has stepped up his effort for the development of cycling in Cebu.
Maximo said he is willing to help the Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) in putting cycling in the mainstream of its programs for next year.
During their initial discussion with CCSC officials, the South Road Properties (SRP) is being eyed as cycling hub, particularly at the SRP access road near Pond A beside the creek that passes under the bridge all the way to Sugbu Center.
“This is a very ideal place for cycling for we can have control of the road from vehicles and pedestrians,” said Maximo in a CCSC executive director Brando Velasquez yesterday.
Maximo and his group is set to survey the area within the week.
In light of this, Maximo is requesting the CCSC to coordinate with the SRP management so they could get access of the road all the way to Sugbo Center.
Should everything turn out well, SRP will serve as the main venue for different cycling events in the future as well as training ground for Cebuano cyclists (FREEMAN)