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Eileen wins 'famous five Time Trial

Shaun Oneill

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Shaun Oneill

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sport@ballymenaguardian.co.uk

LAST week saw only five riders take part in what was a brilliant 25 mile TT from Broughshane to Glenarm, Carnlough and back.

Whether it was the hill out of Carnlough or the rolling roads that deterred the usually large field of testers no one knows

But watching the Ballymena Road Club’s Eileen Burns compete in the World Championship and Commonwealth Games TT on rolling and hilly routes its nice to see a change on the circuits.

It did not matter if the road was flat or hilly as Eileen came to the fore again competing the 25 mile in 62 mins and winning the event by 4 minutes from Gary Walker.

Adrian Kerr was third followed by Leslie Balmer and Joann Lowry.

Adrian Kerr is the new leader of the Time Trial Handicap League and is five points ahead of Hall Booth who is followed by Joann Lowry and Ryan Currie.

* Sunday saw the Ballymena Road Club take to their usual route to Carnfunock Park in their annual Martin McKernan Run ride and back to Ballymena along the beautiful coast road.

* This Wednesday morning sees Eileen Burns compete for Ireland in the European Championships in Glasgow and best wishes go to her from all at Ballymena Road Club.

Billy Kerr Sportive

* Only two weeks left to get the final perpetration for the Billy Kerr Sportive on Saturday, August 18; sign on is from 7am for those who haven't registered with roll out at Eaton Park from 8am.

There are three distances that cover all capabilities of cyclists ranging from 67, 115 and 150km. This years benefiting charity is Autism NI

On Wednesday evening the last of the club's Scratch races takes place on the Caddy circuit at 7pm with sign on from 6:30pm at the layby outside Mediquip.

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