Cycle event raises £4.5k for Hospice

The recent inaugural Billy Kerr Sportive cycling event proved a massive success.

Muriel Barr, Catherine O'Hara and Samina Bonar, of the NI Children's Hospice, are pictured receiving a cheque for £4575 from Nigel Kernohan, John Maxwell, Neil Kerr, Jim Burns and Hazel Hughes of Ballymena Road Club. £3000 was raised by the Road Club from the recent Billy Kerr Sportive and a further £1575 was raised by Billy's son Neil. INBT40-202AC

The event, in memory of the former Olympic cycling star from Ballymena, saw cyclists from far and wide converge on Ballymena, from where they embarked upon a route around the famous coast road.

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Last week, Ballymena Road Club members handed over a cheque for £3,000, proceeds from the event, to the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.

A further £1,575 was raised by Billy’s son Neil, bringing the grand total to £4,575.