RED HAND TROPHY Sat 30 May

24 May 2015
Before that of course comes this Saturday’s Red Hand Trophy road race, which will see all of the Province’s top stars in action.
Saturday’s event will see the riders assemble at the club’s Rex Bonar House club rooms on Railway Street, from where they will move out at approx. 10.45am. 
 The race will be neutralised through the centre of the town along Bridge Street, North Road, Ballymoney Road, Parkway and Cushendall road before the racing starts at the flyover, after negotiating the Cushendall road roundabout.
Then it’s out the main Cushendall road to McGregor’s corner at Rathkenny where a left turn brings the race back on to its traditional route. The first climb of the event takes the riders into Clough before heading on for Loughguille and Armoy.
Then it’s down Glenshesk to Ballycastle before the climb to Ballyvoy and on up the hill to Ballypatrick forest and on past the Vanishing Lakes.
A fast descent then follows which takes the riders over the Glendun viaduct and on to Cushendall.
Then it’s around the coast road to Carnlough before the final climb up Glencloy and on in through the Braid to the finish back at Broughshane, where the leaders are expected at approximately 1.25pm
There will be prizes for the first six as well as the "unplaced” second and third category seniors and a junior award.
In addition to these there are also prizes for the first three Ballymena RC riders who don’t pick up a prize in the main list. 
As usual a big team of marshals are required to run the race. Please make yourself available to the race organiser, David Dougan, if you are able to assist.