Banbridge Cycling Club held the Banbridge Crit Races on Wednesday, July 24 on closed roads.
A crit is a fast and furious sprint race around a short circuit, and it provided excellent entertainment for spectators as the competitors completed many laps for differing period of time with prize sprint laps during the races.
There were three races, including an over 50’s and ladies race, an A3 race, the final and main race of the evening which saw the A1 and A2 riders take to the streets.
The circuit was a fully closed 1km town centre circuit, starting and finishing on Banbridge’s main Newry Street above the well-known ‘Cut’ with fast open sections, fast sweeping corners .
We were there to capture some of what was going on for a video, plus pick up a copy of Tuesday’s Leader to see pictures and the results from Wednesday’s racing.