Cycling in the Ballymoney area
With over 550 miles of road meandering through some of the most idyllic and scenic landscape to be found in the province, Ballymoney Borough has to be a mecca for cyclists, both the enthusiast and the recreational. Along those 550 miles can be found many of the small villages and hamlets, which typify the borough, as well as numerous places of historic and general interest. Dotted along, or adjacent to, the routes detailed in this brochure is also to be found som outstanding guesthouse accommodation and a well catered for range of local pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets.
Since the production of a Cycling Feasibility Study in 1999, Ballymoney Borough Council together with its partner organisations, DRD Roads Service, Sustrans and Translink, have been working together to achieve the “Bike Ballymoney” vision of making Ballymoney a more cycle friendly town. As well as providing extensive off-road cycle infrastructure, Council have been working with other partners including Travelwise NI, Ballymoney Cycling Club and local schools to encourage use of the path network for walking and cycling and the importance of these activities for both leisure and active travel. Click on the bicycle logo to find out more.
Mayor John Finlay presents Adrian Pollock, Contracts Manager, McLaughlin & Harvey with a 2013 Construction Excellence Federation Award for Ballymoney Shared Use Railway Bridge which won best in category in the Transport Infrastructure Section. Looking on are representatives from all the partner organisations including Ballymoney Borough Council, Doran Consulting, DRD, M. Hasson & Sons, Translink and Sustrans.