BCC in 100-mile charity bike ride

ON HIS WAY. Liam McAfee on route to the Downings.INBM22-12 9083F.
ON HIS WAY. Liam McAfee on route to the Downings.INBM22-12 9083F.

Club chairman Charlie Dickson and Liam McAfee cycled to Donegal to raise money for charity.

Ballymoney Cycling Club are not only famous for their achievements in racing but the club is constantly active in fundraising for charities and its members take part in what are weekly events somewhere here in Ireland, north and south.

On Saturday 26th May the club, who each year raise money for Meningitis Research, held their 100 mile ride from Portrush to the Downings in Co. Donegal.

They pass through Limavady, Derry city where the riders stop for lunch in Downeys on Shipquay Street.

Thanks goes to Mr Kieran Dunne for his kindness.

The riders head through Bridge End, Burt and then Letterkenny. Again the riders were treated to refreshments at the Clanree Hotel.

Leaving Letterkenny, Rathmullan, Portsalon, Millford and finally arriving at the Downings.

This annual cycle from Portrush to the Downings will be a promoted event next year and we will be seeking widespread support from our own club members and other cyclists and clubs.

Breathe Easy

With the fantastic success and support for the North West 200 cycle for Action Medical Research, Ballymoney CC chairman Charlie Dickson is forging ahead with another event for all the cyclists in the borough of Ballymoney and surrounding areas to come along and take part in a choice of two circuits.

One circuit is 10 mile and for those who want a wee bit more a 25 mile run.

This event will be for “Breathe Easy”.

This charity is The British Lung Foundation and it is actively and tirelessly supported by local woman Nessie Blair.

Nessie in 2010 was awarded the MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, this was for her ground breaking health care work.

Shocking facts show that one person in seven in the UK is affected by lung disease.

The “Breathe Easy” Fun Cycle will be on Saturday 9th of June leaving from the Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre.

Time and details of the routes will be in the local newspapers and on the Ballymoney Cycling Club website.

Everyone with a bicycle is invited to come along and join the cyclists on the 9th of June.

Coming Events.

This Thursday evening sees the 2nd round of the Interclub League and Spires CC course outside Magherafelt, starting in the Loup village at 7.15pm.

Ballymoney CC are lying 2nd out of the six clubs involved, only 3 points behind Ballymena after the first round.

All the riders in the BCC Racing Team are expected to put on a bold challenge for the honours in 2012.

BCC’s Garreth McBride won the individual riders prize last year.

Each club is allowed 13 riders so everyone in the last race will be asked to turn up and represent the club on Thursday evening.