18 September 2012
Registration is now open for the 100 mile Time Trial Championship which is being promoted by Ballymoney CC. An entry form can be downloaded from the Cycling Ulster website. The event takes place on Sunday 23rd September on the Woodgreen Course. Sign-on will be from 8.00am with the first rider off at 9.00am.Ulster Championship medals will be awarded to Senior Men, Senior Women, Veteran Men and Veteran Women. The Martin Birney Sport Active Cup will be presented to Ulster Champions in Senior men and women. Cycling Ulster has also provided an All Comers Trophy. This will be presented to the fastest rider overall irrespective of whether or not the winner is from Ulster.
Apart from the 100 and this Saturdayís BRC fun tour the other big event of the weekend is Team Madiganís 2012 John Lindsay Memorial Torr Head Charity Cycle Challenge which takes place on Sunday 23rd September at 10.30am from Ballygally on the Antrim Coast. Registration opens at 9.30am. This is an approved Cycling Ireland event promoted by one of Ulster's long standing clubs. All the money raised will go to Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Entry fees are £15 per adult or £5 for youths. The charity cycle is open to everyone, with third party insurance cover provided for all participants, who may choose from three distances.The 70-miles Torr Head Challenge (Hilly) starts from Ballygalley public car park, take A2 Coast Road to Carnlough, Cushendall, Cushendun (Tea Stop), Torr Headís unclassified road to Ballyvoy, A2 back to Cushendall, Carnlough, finish at Ballygalley (Tea at finish).  50-miles Cushendun Challenge (mostly flat) Start from Ballygalley car park, take A2 Coast Road to Carnlough, Cushendall, Cushendun (Tea Stop), return via A2 Cushendall, Carnlough, finish at Ballygally.  20-miles Carnlough Challenge (Flat) Start from Ballygally car park, take A2 Coast Road to Carnlough and return on A2 Coast Road to finish at Ballygally.  A certificate will be given to each finisher. There will be a support vehicle available to assist anyone in trouble. All participants should note that the wearing of cycle helmets is compulsory and that all traffic laws must be adhered to.