22 July 2013
Thursday 25th July Northern Ireland 25 miles time trial championships, promoted by Madigan on the Woodgreen course at Ballymena from 7pm sharp.
Saturday 27th July Ballymena Road Club – Chain Reaction cycles – will promote their annual Wallace Caldwell memorial road race at Galgorm at 11am.
Ben Morrow of Woodside’s Chemists on Church Street and Jonathan Keys of J and R Keys tile shop, Castle Street, have both given their financial backing to the Caldwell race, which means that the event will again carry a generous prize list, including £100 for the first rider home.
Ballymena RC riders who don’t qualify for a top six or category award will have three additional "BRC Club prizes” to race for.
The race starts from Galgorm and follows a route to Ahoghill, Portglenone, Maghera, Garvagh, Ringsend and then the tough climb to the Cam forest.
Then it’s a fast downhill sweep to the outskirts of Limavady before turning right and the even tougher climb up to the Springwell forest.
Then it’s on towards Coleraine before turning right on to the Garvagh road and left through Aghadowey to the Brown Trout.
The final miles take in Kilrea, Clady and Portglenone before the final test up Tully climb and on through Ahoghill to the Galgorm finish, a total distance of 78 miles. The event usually finishes between 2.00 and 2.10pm.