Bann Wheelers Cycling Club Coleraine : The 2014 Giro D’Italia Week

Last night local Coleraine cycling club The Bann Wheelers organised a fantastic warm up event for The 2014 Giro D’Italia. You must have been under a rock if you haven’t heard of the worlds second biggest cycling event taking place in our wee country this weekend!

According to the Northern Ireland Tourist Board The Giro d’Italia will generate international publicity worth at least £10 million smackers! Helping give Coleraine part of that publicity The Bann Wheelers organised a Coleraine Criterium, a bike race held on a short course (usually less than 1 mile), around closed-off town center streets.

Since my Brother-in-law Aaron is a dedicated member The Bann Wheelers Club, the in-laws and myself went along to show our support and of course i took along the camera. Not having photographed any cycling before it was great to be able to try it out right on our door step. Heres a selection of images taken at various stages of the race. A great event ran at a top level and another brilliant sport bringing our community together! Well done everyone!!

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