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Double for Darrell!

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Double for Darrell! thumbnailAward winner at Friday’s Ballymena Road Club dinner and prize night ....... Darrell Erwin receives the Combat Cancer (25 mile TT Handicap) and the Time Trial Handicap Cup from BRC special guest Mark Downey. GB4842D

UCI world ranked No. 1 rider, Mark Downey, was chief guest at Friday night's Ballymena Road Club dinner and prize night in the Adair Arms Hotel, in Ballymena.
The 21-year-old presented the awards - and then did a question and answer session which was well supported by the large turnout.
Collecting quite a haul of silverware on the night were Eileen Burns and Luke McMullan.
Local man Darrell Erwin, getting back to his brilliant best, scooped two Cups.
BRC Chairman Paul Murdock welcomed everyone and thanked the following sponsors - Mr Stephen Laird - Chain Reaction Cycles; Mr Trevor Wysner - Northstone NI Ltd.; Mr Alan Blair - Blair International Transport; Mr John Blair - JBE Mechanical & Electrical; Mr Alex McAuley - Bonar Electrical and Mr John Walker - The Country Garage.
Ballymena Guardian sports editor, Shaun O'Neill, and Guardian photographer, Darren Crawford, were thanked for the coverage provided throughout the year.
It was recalled that the Billy Kerr Sportive back in August attracted 262 participants and raised £6,758.51 for NI Children's Heartbeat Trust.
Special mention went to ace cyclist Eileen Burns who became the first ever female winner of the Sam McQuigg BAR title.
In the Ladies BAR Rosebowl Eileen set a new record; she also won the Irish National Ladies Time Trial championship!
Speaking on behalf of the club cyclists Eileen thanked everyone who assisted throughout the season.

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