Ballymoney just keep winning golds

Gold medal winning team at the 100 mile TT Championships
Gold medal winning team at the 100 mile TT Championships

Ballymoney CC Biesty’s Centra Racing team are the most successful cycling team in over thirty years.

That fact was forced home when the local team won team gold medals at the National and provincial 100 mile and 50 mile TT Championships.

Steven McAllister bronze medal winner at the Cycling Ulster 10 mile TT champs

Steven McAllister bronze medal winner at the Cycling Ulster 10 mile TT champs

In the blue ribbon event of fast riders, BCC racer Steven McAllister also collected a bronze medal in the individual Ulster 10 mile TT championships on the main Belfast-Derry line.

The gold medal winning team of Mervyn Linton, Steven McAllister, Uel Cunningham and talented junior Stuart Laverty received their medals from the president of Cycling Ireland Denis Toomey at the awards dinner and presentation in Toome on Saturday evening.

Outgoing secretary of Cycling Ulster, Marian Lamb, described the Ballymoney team as special and a determined and very able group of cyclists now establishing themselves for the past two years as the top team in Ireland over these two distances.

The grueling distances of 50 and 100 miles are something that the other 140 clubs in Northern Ireland have trouble getting one of their members to ride in yet the Biesty’s Centra team each year turn out a medal winning squad.

Gold medal winning team at the 50 mile TT Championships

Gold medal winning team at the 50 mile TT Championships

Team captain Jason Taggart and the other members of Ballymoney Cycling and Tri club sent their congratulations to the four lads.

This Monday and Wednesday nights from 6.30 to 8.30pm are registration evenings for anyone wanting to join the Cycling Club.

Should you only want to enjoy riding your bike, compete in races or Tri events or have a young person who would like to getinvolved in the sport, come along to Biesty’s Centra on the Portrush Road and get the proper information from the people who know about Cycling!