Connor Wins Interclub League

21 August 2013
Connor Young emerged as the overall winner of the Inter-Club road race series after last Thursday night’s final round event promoted by Bann Valley at Kilrea.
Connor gave me his account of the race "From the word "go” BRC riders Matthew Brennan, Simon Taggart, Mickey Carroll, Chris Beattie, Tommy Wilson and Ryan Currie hit the front lifting the speed to close on 30mph.
The pace didn't drop from there, as we caught the 3rd group there was no let up and the boys road straight through and lifted the speed once again. As we caught more of the groups and the bunch got bigger, and the racing became more frantic, my lead out man Karlo Taylor provided a steady and smart wheel to be on.
As we took the bell for the last lap Mickey was the rider relaying information from me to the boys at the front to tell them I wanted it as fast as possible along the narrow back road before the finish. And so they did, the whole way to the finish, with the guys setting such a high speed it thinned the front of the bunch. It was Richard Reid who dragged me from 20th wheel to 3rd at speeds of over 35mph this then allowed Chris Beattie and Karlo to keep me clear of my rivals and take the overall victory! An amazing performance by Ballymena Road Club!” added a delighted Connor.
Ryan Orr (Ballymoney) won the race on the night.