Ballymena Road Club have organised the Billy Kerr Sportive this Saturday, 16th August. Starting at the Showgrounds carpark in Ballymena the sportive has three different routes which will cover 67km, 115km and 150km. Each route will follow the North Antrim Coast. Route maps are available at Ballymena Road Club website.
The event is in memory of Ballymena Road Club member and cycling legend Billy Kerr. Billy competed throughout Northern Ireland and attended the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton in 1978 and Brisbane in 1982 and the Olympic Games in Moscow in 1980. Billy was at the top of Northern Ireland cycling for years and was respected and loved by all. For more about Billy and his cycling career click here to see an article from the Ballymena Times.
The special guest at the Billy Kerr Sportive is Sean Kelly who will be riding the course as well as being available at the start and finish locations.