Caldwell road race next Saturday

09 March 2015
Ballymena Road Club – Chain Reaction Cycles – have a full entry for next weekend’s Wallace Caldwell memorial road race which is scheduled to take place on Saturday 21st March.                                                                                              The event will once again receive sponsorship backing from J and R Keys tile shop Castle Street and Ben Morrow of Woodside’s chemists Church Street Ballymena. This year’s event has the added status of being part of this season’s all Ireland classic road racing league series.
Of the 70 visiting entrants 24 are first category "A1” riders. The newly formed Asea team has a full team of five A1 riders entered including  - Ali McAuley, Chris Reilly, Roger Aiken, Bryan McCrystal and last year’s Red Hand Trophy winner Fraser Duncan. 
Fraser Duncan was runner up in the Caldwell last year when his team mate Adam Armstrong took the honours. Armstrong hasn’t entered this year and I’m sure Duncan will be determined to go one place better this time around. Thomas Martin, the winner in 2013, Paul Mulligan and Conor Murphy (all of Caldwell cycles) are also numbered amongst the favourites. 
The Ballymena Road Club entrants are Clifford Grant, Matthew Brennan, Ryan Bankhead, Hall Booth, Karl Taylor and Michael Carroll. 
The last time there was a Ballymena winner was in 2007 when Ryan Connor, riding in the colours of Giant Asia took the honours.                                                    
Race secretary David Dougan is appealing for marshalls and drivers to assist with the running of the event. Please let David, or assistant race secretary Nigel Kernohan know if you are available to help