Ballycastle hosts first Interclub TT

Taking part in the Ballycastle TT. INBM1814-CYCLING-1
Taking part in the Ballycastle TT. INBM1814-CYCLING-1

The start of the Interclub Time Trial League took place on Thursday 17th April and saw four local teams take part.

Ballycastle played host to the first event welcoming participants from the Glens, Causeway and Dunloy cycling clubs.

This Causeway time-triallist keeps his head down. INBM1814-CYCLING-2

This Causeway time-triallist keeps his head down. INBM1814-CYCLING-2

The evening proved to be a huge success, and attracted a large number of spectators. Although weather conditions were dry the riders faced the extra challenge of a strong cross wind both on their outward and return journeys.

Each of the four clubs are selecting six riders to represent them in a team competing for the overall club title with points being allocated to the top 15 riders. Alongside this, they are also competing for the individual TT title.

On the night, 32 riders set off on the Capecastle 10 mile course towards Armoy, and it proved to be very enjoyable with a healthy competitive buzz amongst the riders.

It was Glens rider, Brendan McAllister, who secured the first victory with Ballycastle man Shane McNeill hot on his heels, closely followed by Ryan Jamieson of Causeway CC.

Ballycastle CC has to be commended on a very well organised event and they would like to thank everyone who supported them, including marshals and time keeper Gordon Parker.

Ballycastle CC would like to wish Glens, Dunloy and Causeway every success in the future rounds of the league.

Round 2 will be hosted by Dunloy Cycling Club on Thursday May 1 at 7pm