First action of the year for Ballymena Road Club cyclists

31 January 2014
Ballymena Road Club – Chain Reaction Cycles – held their first "open” promotion of the season last Sunday 19th January when their annual reliability trials took place from Rex Bonar House, Railway Street.

Fortunately the weather conditions were perfect for the time of year – calm, dry and, while very cold, frost free.

The "A” group completed a 72 miles ride, at 21.4 mph, which took in Antrim, Greystone, Templepatrick, The Longshot to Ballyrobert, then Mossley, Greenisland, Woodburn, Kilroot, Whitehead, Glynn, Larne and the pit stop at Ballygally.

Then it was on around the coast road and home via Glenarm, Carnlough and Glencloy before the run in through the Braid to Broughshane and back to base, where hot showers and post event refreshments were a welcome sight.

The touring section’s 53 miles route  took them out the Larne Road towards Glenwherry and then right on to Ballynashee road and on to Ballyeaston and the Lower Ballyboley road to Kilwaughter and on to the pit stop at Ballygally and then back the same route as the "A” run. Their average speed was 16.5mph.

Many thanks to all who assisted on the day especially the backup vehicle drivers and the ladies who did the registration at the start of the day and also the tea and clearing up at the finish