Gavin is a double record breaker at Ballynahinch

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The final 10 mile time trial of the Dromara Cycling Club summer league took place last Thursday night, this time on the infamous Crossgar Road, Ballynahinch.

Sixteen riders including two visitors from Phoenix CC gathered at St Colmans High School as the first rider got underway at 7pm to tackle what has been dubbed as the toughest time trial course on the club calendar.

And on a dry night with a light headwind on the outward leg it was a guess as to whether any fast times would be set.


After all the riders where over the finish line and recovering from their efforts the times where calculated by the timekeepers.

The fastest time on the night was Gavin Magowan in a time of 24 minutes and 28 seconds, and it was revealed that he also broke the long standing record time for the Crossgar road course, which was set some 3-4 years ago.

Gavin had been targeting the course record and put in a sterling effort in order to break the record which added to the run of good form he has been having.

Second place went to Anthony Quinn who set a quick time of 25:02, with Barry Van Kellett third with 25:25.

Many thanks to the timekeepers and marshals who helped out on the night.

next round

The next round of the club league is this Thursday night coming.

This time it is the first in the series of hill climbs with this round to be held on the Diamond road outside Waringsford.

As the evenings are getting shorter it essential that all riders that intend on participating must have a working red light fitted onto the back of their bikes.

Keep an eye on the message board for more information regarding start location and times.