Maybin fastest at Ballinlea Time Trial

BALLYCASTLE Cycling Club has hosted the Anglers’ Arms (Tessies) 10 Mile TT Handicap.

The 10 mile sprint was held on Wednesday 24th July on Straid Road (The Ballinlea Cross).

The event took place in warm conditions with a strong wind to contend with.The riders put in strong performances on a tough final few miles.

The event was kindly sponsored by the Anglers’ Arms (Tessies) and supported by marshals George McBride, Leona Hill, Sinead Campbell, Matt McBride and Vinnie Mort.

The results of the 10 mile Classic sponsored by Anglers Arms(Tessies) are as follows: Gary Maybin 24.25, Tadhg Sands 26.29, Helena Dornan 29.28, Damian McSorley 31.01.

* The next TT hosted by Ballycastle Cycling Club will be at the Vanishing Lake on 21 Aug 2013 at 7.00pm. Sponsored by Brannigan’s Traditional Fish and Chips as part of the Armoy Community Pharmacy 7.5 mile TT Handicap.

* New Club Rides for Ballycastle CC - Ballycastle CC has recently made significant changes to its weekly club rides in an effort to encourage current members and those interested in joining the club to ride as part of an established group.

The Club now departs from the rear of Sheskburn Car Park every Saturday at 8am. There is an organised group ride with a nominated ride leader who will be responsible for the route and overall management of the ride.

A spokesperson said: “We are particularly keen to welcome new members of all abilities. These rides are what we call No Drop rides so you will be supported to complete the ride within your ability, and wont be left behind.

“We would encourage individuals to be able to complete 15 to 20 miles before embarking upon a group ride in order to get the best out of the experience. The rides follows an established route that departs and finishes in Ballycastle covering around 25 miles. There are also shortcuts built into the rides for individuals who are still building their fitness.

“All rides will end with a visit to the Bay Cafe where members can get to know each other without helmets on!”

If you are interested in joining Ballycastle Cycing Cub and would like more information on group rides you can email the secretary Des Flannagan for further information on ballycastleccsecretary@gmail.com