14 December 2014
Ballymena Road Club cyclists will continue with their weekend touring and training rides this Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st December.
The groups will assemble as usual at Rex Bonar house Railway Street with departure times of 9.15am and 9.30am on both days.
It is also planned to have some touring rides during the festive season with small groups hoping to go out on Boxing Day – Friday 26th December as well as Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th.
If the weather conditions are favourable there may also be club rides throughout the week commencing 29th December and of course on New Year’s Day – Thursday 1st January.
Dates for the new season.
Ballymena Road Club have prime dates for their two big open race promotions in 2015. 
First up is the Wallace Caldwell memorial road race which is scheduled for Saturday 21st March 2015. Next year’s Caldwell comes bang in the middle of a clutch of other prestigious Ulster events.
It comes on the fifth weekend’s racing of the new season and sees the Caldwell fit in nicely one week after the Tour of Ards which is on 14th March.
The Carn wheelers classic (Maghera) is scheduled to be held the day after the Caldwell, with the Cicli Sport GP (Moneymore) on 28th March.
The Red Hand Trophy, which was held in March last season, has a later date in 2015 with 30th May being allocated to the event. This is one week before the very popular Donegal Ras three day event.
The second annual Billy Kerr sportive is scheduled for 15th August 2015. This year’s event will be based at Eaton Park rugby ground on the Broughshane road.
Before all that however the club will hold their annual reliability trial from Rex Bonar House on Sunday 25th January 2015.
Existing Ballymena Road Club members should note that their Cycling Ireland memberships, insurance and race licences expire on 31st December.
Existing members may renew their licences etc. on line at the CI web site. They should note, however, that their applications will only be approved once they have paid their £15 Ballymena Road Club membership fee. This club fee can now  also be paid at the same time as applying for your Cycling Ireland membership.