Road Club will be represented across all categories in 2015

02 February 2015
After the first month of registration Ballymena Road Club – Chain Reaction Cycles – has a total of 112 members and are represented across all age groups and licence categories.
 The 2015 open racing season commences on 21st February with the Annaclone Grand Prix road race, followed the next day by the Phoenix GP at Nutts Corner.
It’s hard to imagine shedding the thermal training tights for lycra racing shorts in less than three weeks’ time but that’s exactly what the road racers will be doing.
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. This 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.
The club have already been in action this year when they held a very successful reliability trial from Rex Bonar House on Sunday 25th January.
The club’s race secretary David Dougan has been drawing up the programme of mid-week club events the details of which will be released soon.