06 August 2012
Ballymena Road Club cyclists are holding their three day race, for the Ballymena Borough Council trophy, this week. The event, in the Northstone sponsored club race series commenced on Monday night with the Mark McCullough cup 20 miles handicapped road race at Randalstown.The Sherdan Caldwell memorial Crebilly Hill Climb is scheduled for tonight Tuesday 7th August with the third and final event on Wednesday evening 8th August when the Sammy Gaston cup 25 miles handicapped road race takes place over five laps of the Dunminning circuit starting at Glarryford.
The youth section will also be in action at Crebilly and at Glarryford on the same evening as the seniors. All events have a 7pm srarting time.The chief marshall for the Sammy Gaston cup road race is Tommy Wilson, who will be assisted by Michael Thompson, Jim Burns, and Jason Burns.
New dates for postponed events.
The Combat Cancer cup 25 miles time trial which was postponed on 6th June has been re-scheduled for Monday 13th August at Woodgreen with a 7pm starting time. The Tully hill climb is on the calendar for that night but the racing committee felt it was more important to hold the 25 miles, event as there is a trophy for it and it also counts towards the club senior, veteran and junior best all-rounder championships.
The youth section will still race at Tully on 13th August and Iím sure any senior who doesnít want to ride the 25 may, if they wish, take part at Tully along with the youths.
Saturday 18th August.
 Ballymena Road Club have re-scheduled their postponed McQuigg cup 50 miles time trial. Woodgreen will be the venue with the first rider due off at 9am sharp. Hopefully this event will go ahead as it is the only club 50 miles event on the calendar and again it counts towards the senior and veteransí best all-rounder championships. Anyone who intends taking part in this race should notify the race secretary Hugh McCullough.
 Jackson Currie, the Chairman of Michelinís Team bibsport has asked me to mention that they are holding their annual BBQ Run on Saturday 11th August. The cycle ride will leave Michelin Athletic Club car park at 10am. Sign on is from 9.30am and there will be two groups with a 65 mile route or a 45 mile route. A slower group will also have the option of riding the 65 mile route. There will be a refreshments stop halfway round. Also on Saturday evening Michelin will be holding a BBQ and dance in the MAC food served at 8pm. Catering is by Jane's Kitchen and music is by Raymond Montana. Price for cycle ride £5.Price for BBQ £15. Price for both cycle ride and BBQ will be £15. As per the normal all BRC members and friends are very welcome.