Fun Tour 12

26 November 2013
Despite many club members being up late at the prize presentation dinner there was still a total of 54 present for the penultimate ride in this year’s fun tour series. The weather was damp and misty to start with but it didn’t stop the participants, in the three groups, from having another good outing.
The tourists completed a 42 miles ride to Broughshane, Buckna, Carnlough and Glenarm while John Maxwell led a 12 rider "middle group” on a 53 miles tour to Kilrea, Garvagh, Maghera and Portglenone. They had an average speed of 17.7mph.
The 17 rider "A” group completed a 63 miles ride at 18.2mph average which went to Coleraine, Macosquin, Ringsend, Garvagh, Kilrea and Portglenone.
Gold medal winners on Saturday were: Tom Douds, Sean Elliott, Sammy Kerr, Pius McKernan, Trevor Thompson and Richard Wilson.
Winning silver for eight tours were: Hall Booth, Derek Dougan, Ronnie Grant, John Maxwell and Danny O’Loan.
Maurice Carruthers and Judy Mahon earned their bronze medals for five tours. This Saturday is the thirteenth and final fun tour of the series.
The next touring event on the schedule is the annual tour to the "Waterwall” for Marie Curie cancer care. Paddy Mooney is the host for this tour on Saturday 7th December.
The Ballymena RC charity fund received a boost this week when another £40 was donated the total is now £1010. This will be donated to the Chernobyl Children’s Appeal NI at next month’s presentation in the town hall.