Adam Kerr colects 5 Trophies.

01 November 2011


Ballymena Road Club – Northstone – cyclists will hold their annual prize presentation dinner in Leighinmohr House hotel on Friday 25th November.

Tickets have been selling well for the event, which is the club’s main social occasion of the year.

Adam Kerr will be the main prize winner in the youth section with the Ballymena Academy student set to collect five trophies at the dinner.

Adam has dominated the youth races for the past two seasons and he has retained three "season long” trophies during 2011. These include the McAuley and Kerr cup for the youth road racing league and the Dave Millar cup for the overall youth racing league which includes all road races, time trials and hill climbs.

The third trophy which Adam won again this year was the Samuel Mark shield for the youth time trial best all rounder competition. Adam registered times of 6 minutes 33 seconds for the 2.5 miles time trial and 12 minutes 22 seconds for five miles. This gave him an overall winning average of 23.580 mph. The fourth trophy which Adam won during 2011 was the Greer cup for the schools’ championship mini stage race at Broughshane. Trophy five was the track shield for the fastest lap, 37.45 seconds, at the showgrounds arena.

Other youth riders who had success during the season were Chris Surgeoner, who finished second in the time trials BAR with 7 minutes 05 seconds for 2.5 miles and 13 minutes 39 seconds for five miles, overall average 21.577 mph. Chris also won the Sandy Spence cup for the youth road race at Glarryford on 24th August.

Josh Barr finished third in the youth time trials BAR with 7 minutes 35 seconds (2.5 miles) and 14 minutes 29 seconds (5 miles) average 20.247 mph. Josh, along with Steven Carruthers, who were representing Cambridge House, won the Brian Russell inter schools team trophy for the schools’ championship mini stage race at Broughshane.

Emma Gordon won the Clarkes tyres trophy for the youth road race at Broughshane on 25th May. Emma also won this trophy in 2010. Emma was fourth in the youths’ time trial BAR with times of 8 minutes 55 seconds for 2.5 miles and 16 minutes 3 seconds for 5 miles. This was an overall average speed of 17.502 mph.