CYCLING: Second place for Nigel

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On Tuesday 10 July, the Bann Wheelers held the 25 Mile TT Club Championships on the Ballybogey course.

There’s going to be a new name on the trophy this year. Nigel Quigley was the fastest Bann Wheeler on a time of 0:59:15. The fastest man on the night was Peter Cole from Roe Valley CC on 0:58:06. The cold and windy conditions frustrated fast times for the testers on what is also a challenging course. Full results are available on the club website www.bannwheelers.com.

Big thanks to the marshals for keeping everybody safe and once again to Ian Nevin for time keeping.The next event in the Bann Wheelers’ race calendar is the 22 mile Club Championship race on the Coolyvenny circuit, which will be held tonight (Tuesday 17th).

For those who are more interested in sportives and leisure cycling, the Bann Wheelers are holding their 2012 Causeway Cycle Challenge, which takes place on Sunday 29 July at 10am. Registration is from 8.30am.

There are two routes available, 30 and 60 miles. Both start and finish at Coleraine Rugby Club. The routes take in Coleraine, Ballymoney, Dervock, Bushmills, Ballycastle (60 mile only), Bushmills, Portrush and Portstewart.

There is a minimum donation of £20. Participants will receive a free commemorative t-shirt and refreshments will be provided, with water stops en-route also.

Marshals, first-aid and back-up vehicles will be provided on both routes. We would encourage as many cyclists as possible to come out and support this event which is always a great day out for a great cause.