Mid Antrim Motor Club Ltd
Off Road Motorcycle Section
McQuaid Wins Slemish Cup Trial
The Mid Antrim Club latest event was the JP Corry Slemish Cup Trial and also the last round of the Michelin Club Series. 92 riders started at 10 30 am for 3 laps of 14 sections. Harold McQuaid took the overall win and the Mackness Slemish cup on 10 marks lost, 2nd place was Chris Brown on 42 marks lost. Other grade winners were Jake Hanlon in the expert grade on 58 marks from Andrew McCrory on 90 marks. Semi expert winner Philip Hanlon lost 17 marks and 2nd place Aaron Smyth on 31 marks. Clubman Philip McClurg made no mistakes and went clean to win over Stephen Pyper on 7. the Sportsman grade was won by Allister Galloway on 7 marks lost the same as Mark Scott but Allister won on most cleans. Reece Gazzard took the McCosh cup and Youth A win on 35 marks lost from 2nd place Callum McAllister on 109 marks lost. History was made on the 70th anniversary trial by young Harry Smith who completed 3 laps of Slemish on a battery powered trials bike for the loss of 65 marks, well done Harry. The club would like to thank all the landowners, Mid and East Antrim council, officials and observers who made the event possible without them there would be no trial.
An up and coming young rider showing lots of promise, always under the watchful and experienced eye of his father Matt, a long term competitor and current committee member.
Keith has been a club member for some years and competes along with his son Alexander. A good club supporter who enjoys competitive sport.
Gary has competed since childhood along with his father and is now an active and hard working club member.
William is a long term member of the club and an active committe member, a very successful and experienced rider.
Catherine O'Hara(Left) and Toni Bailes of NI Childrens Hospice with members of the Club at the Presentation evening.
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Throughout the 2015 season we collected money at each of our events to support the work of the NI Childrens Hospice. We are currently gathering together all monies and we thank each and every one of you who contributed. In total we raised £800 through collections and sponsors. On the 9th February we presented a Cheque to Catherine O'Hara of the NI Childrens Hospice at the Michelin Athletic club in Ballymena. The club committee were shown a short DVD about the invaluable work of the Hospice and it it very much opened our eyes to another world. It is very humbling to know that in some small part we are helping to make a difference to a sick childs life.Type your paragraph here.