Snow Claims Wallace Caldwell Race & TON

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Ballymena Road Club – Chain Reaction Cycles – were forced to postpone their annual Wallace Caldwell memorial road race last Saturday because of the severe weather conditions which prevailed throughout the weekend.
Race Secretary Hugh McCullough took the decision on Friday, some 24 hours before the event, after consulting the PSNI and other road race committee members.Hugh commented "We spoke to the police, without whom the event cannot take place, and we decided that we couldn’t just adopt a "wait and see what it’s like on Saturday morning attitude” There is too much forward planning required to just leave it to chance. We need the assistance of the police motor cycle escort team and we felt we would be putting the police and of course the competitors, marshalls and other road users in danger if we went ahead.” "
As it turned out we made the correct decision because the weather on Saturday was every bit as bad in places as it had been on Friday, with snow falls and high winds continuing to make conditions treacherous. We hope to be able to secure a suitable alternative date to hold the race later in the season.
Many thanks to everyone who have helped with the planning of this year’s race, hopefully our efforts won’t be in vain” added Hugh.
Easter weekend's showcase event 'The Tour of The North' has also been cancelled.