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Table quiz fund raiser for Eileen

Table quiz fund raiser for Eileen

A table quiz on Friday night will raise funds for Ballymena Road Club's Eileen Burns, as she prepares for Northern Ireland in this year's Commonwealth Games.

Quiz venue is the BT & PO Social Club in Ballymena.

Starting time is 8pm.

Cost is £5 per head for teams of 4-6.

"Please come along and support Eileen, and the club, is what should be a great night's craic," said BRC Chairman, Paul Murdock.

There will also be a fund raising raffle.

Those wishing to donate should leave the prizes at the BRC clubrooms.

Eileen also has a Just Giving Page; if anyone would like to help her on her journey to the Gold Coast they can do so by contacting- https://ww.justgiving.com/

crowdfunding/pursuittogoldcoast.

Meanwhile, there will be NO Watt Bike training on Thursday (January 25) at St. Louis Grammar School due to the school having its Open Night that night.

The annual BRC – Chain Reaction Cycles – Reliability Trial is on Sunday (January 28).

It is expected that cyclists from all over Northern Ireland will assemble at Rex Bonar House in Ballymena (10am start).

Registration/sign on will be from 9am, with an entry fee of £10.

A run to leave 1st at 10am.

Entrants will divided into two groups with a choice of two distances of 53 miles and 75 miles.

The A Group will face a 75 miles ride, which will take in Antrim, Greystone, Templepatrick, The Longshot to Ballyrobert, then Mossley, Greenisland, Woodburn, Kilroot, Glynn, Larne and the pit stop at Ballygally.

Then it is on around the coast road and home via Glenarm, Carnlough and Glencloy before the fast run in through the Braid to Broughshane and back to base, where hot showers and post event refreshments await.

This group averaged 19.5 mph last year.

The B Group 53 miles ride will have a target speed of 17 mph.

This route will go out the Larne Road towards Glenwherry and on to Ballynashee Road to Ballyeaston and the Lower Ballyboley Road to Kilwaughter.

There will be a pit stop at Ballygally, where toilet facilities are available.

Hopefully the mild weather holds up for the day, and we are looking forward to seeing you there.

On the day the club' Touring Group will also be leaving the clubhouse to follow the B route, so there will be something for all abilities.

Cycling Ulster require that riders, who are intending to take part, have already applied for their 2018 Cycling Ireland membership.

Tea coffee soup sandwiches etc available to everyone after the event.

Everyone welcome!

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