New club on the block ahead of the 2015 road cycling season

SMCC Cycling club members show off their club colours ahead of the 2015 season.
SMCC Cycling club members show off their club colours ahead of the 2015 season.

Cycling in the city with have a new kid on the block in the 2015 season.

SMCC Lisburn is a newly formed club based in Lisburn.

The club consists of both male and female members of all ages and provide cycle rides that cater for all levels of fitness.

Beginners are well looked after and helped to develop their cycling. Each member is helped achieve their own personal goals throughout the cycling season too. The club has a friendly vibe and is helped along by members having a like minded interest in cycling.

The club and its members already take part in charity events, dual and triathlon events, winter mountain biking on local trails to complement their regular road cycling rides.

Also throughout the year, the club members will also take part in sportive events that each county has to offer. Each Saturday and Sunday the club provide a few alternative cycle rides - one ride aimed at beginners and more social cycling and the other a longer ride that caters for more experienced riders.

SMCC meet on Saturdays at 6am outside the Mace Store on Longstone Street and on Sundays at 8am. During the darker part of the year lights are required.

SMCC will also support a chosen Northern Ireland charity that receive donations through money raised during events. This year they are supporting the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.

If you’re interested in joining, you can find SMCC Lisburn on Facebook or enquire at smcc.lisburn@gmail.com.

Alternatively, you can contact any club official. They are Michael Moran (Chairman),Gavin Hendrie (Secretary), Jackie McQuillan (Treasurer), Richard Yarr (Events,Coordinator), Craig Noble (Public Relations Officer).