BCC Biesty’s Centra Racing Team riders get a break from road racing in the last weeks of June and July with the racing calendar focusing on club and national championships with time trials getting a showing and the Ballymoney club held their coveted 10 mile Championship on the Ballybogey Road.
This event is a fast race with no time for flash or style, and this year’s winner, Stevie McAllister, covered the 10 miles in an average speed of 28mph.
The average cyclist will ride on a casual run at 16 mph, so it is clear that the three top riders were not hanging about.
The setting was perfect with warm wind and unfamiliar sun in the sky.
The schoolboy race saw the talented 12 year old Arthur Taggart record a time of 26mins 27secs (Average speed of 22mph).
Arthur and team mates Shay and Scott Donley, Robbie Doherty and Oliver Watt will be in action at the Irish National Youth Championships hosted by the Ballymoney Club at the end of August.
There will be a detailed report about this massive and prestigious event in the coming weeks.
The silver medal went to Mervyn Linton, one of the team champions that won the gold medal at last week’s Ulster 50 mile TT, and the bronze went to super fast junior Stuart Laverty
Ballymoney CC would like to wish Stuart best wishes and get well soon as he had a heavy crash out training and had to be admitted to hospital.
Stuart has had surgery on his left hand to get a piece of bone put back into place.
The medal positions are:
1st.Steven McAllister 21.45
2nd Mervyn Linton 21.53
3rd Stuart Laverty 22.24.