Slowest cyclist is the winner in Ballinderry

cycle race in Ballinderry
cycle race in Ballinderry

On Sunday 14th June, Ballinderry Shamrocks Jailbreak in tandem with Loughshore Wheelers Cycling Club, are holding the first Slow Cycle Race in Ballinderry.

The principle of the Slow Cycle is simple: he/she who loses, wins. The winner of the Slow Cycle Race is the person who crosses the finish line in the longest time, proving definitively that slow and steady really does win the race.

cycle race in Ballinderry

cycle race in Ballinderry

Participants are set to enjoy an event that requires a slightly lower gear than usually experienced by Mid Ulster cyclists.

Paul Mallon, Coordinator of the Race said: ‘We anticipate that a large number of cyclists of all abilities will be out in force to show off their poise, skill and style. They will need to demonstrate fine balance and a degree of nerve”

Participants can try as many times as they like to travel 20 metres along a set course as slowly as possible without putting their foot down, leaving their lane or stopping completely. The rider with the slowest time of the day wins the prize sponsored by Cicli Sport, Moneymore, and the adoration of their cycling brethren.

The Slow Cycle Race will start at 12 noon and is open to all ages from 2 to 102

Bring your own bike along to Compete or contact Paul or Sean beforehand and we may be able to fit you out.

For those cyclists who just can’t slow down there will also be a 30 mile cycle from 10:00am and 2 shorter distances starting at 11.15am

Refreshments, Kids fun games, Face Painting so pedal on down to Shamrock Park for fun for all the family. There’s also a raffle for a beautiful Specialised mountain bike shown pictured.

For further information Contact

Paul Mallon 07817475466 or Sean McGuckin 079680317598