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Guy Martin has entered this year’s KDM Hire Cookstown 100 which is running on the 26th and 27th April 2019.
The Grimsby rider was set to compete at the 2018 event before mechanical issues with his BSA Rocket unfortunately sidelined him. Back then he promised to return and this year will uphold that promise and is set to contest this year’s classic race on that same machine.
Guy Martin : ‘I’ve not given up on racing or road racing, there’s unfinished business and I want to race classics and odd ball stuff.’
Guy Martin has had previous success at Cookstown, taking his Tyco BMW Superbike to the win in 2015 and his attendance in 2019 will certainly attract his fans to the Cookstown event.
KDM HIRE COOKSTOWN 100 PROGRAMME OF EVENTS :
Thursday 4th April 2019 – Press Launch Royal Hotel from 7.30pm
Thursday 11th April 2019 – Liaison Night, Royal Hotel 7.30 pm
Sunday 14thApril 2019 – Annual Bikers Service Orritor Presbyterian Church 3.30pm
Thursday 25th April 2019 – Annual Classic Bike Run Sign on from 6.30pm in Burn Rd, Car Park, leaving at 7.15pm
Friday 26th April 2019 – KDM Hire Cookstown 100 Practice Day – Roads Close at 12 Noon
Saturday 27th April 2019 – KDM Hire Cookstown 100 Race Day – Roads Close at 10.00am
It’s better late than never, and this whole video editing lark is a lot harder and more time consuming that I initially would have anticipated, however after far too long a wait here is the footage from Day 1.
I literally had to trawl through hours of footage but the fact that it is over a year old is pretty irrelevant, the route itself is still very much there, it took 10,000s of years to for the earth to make the coast, hopefully it has millions more years left for us to enjoy, so once again apologies it took so long, and apologies for the fact I am a supreme novice when it comes to video editing, however hopefully you can enjoy the scenery, (and the soundtrack) and maybe even be inspired to pop over to Ireland to experience this epic route!
The remainder of the videos are coming and will be uploaded as soon as I can piece them together, if you want to make sure you get notifications when they are available make sure to follow this blog or me on Twitter or Facebook.
If like me Photobucket (I won’t even link to the trash) has shafted you by deciding to effectively take ownership of your photographs and content – and break who knows how many of your internet links, whether they be on social media, blogs, albums from yesteryear – we are running out of time until their next shafting!
It is a long story behind this saga but it can basically be summed up as follows – of course this is just my opinion – but here goes…
The Photobucket Story So Far:
Photobucket Got Greedy.
Photobucket froze millions of users out of their accounts – then decided to charge extortionate prices to let people back in. In the region of $400 a year to be a Premium member! Or if you didn’t want to be Premium you could pay $99 / year to be ‘allowed’ to link to your own photos elsewhere – such as on this blog! The result was the internet became flooded with this image :
The internet obviously reacted with fury as billions of images had just been effectively deleted. Well established forums lost years of valuable photos and posts – imagine a Tutorial on a car site with no photos – that is the reality! Only that car site with the tutorial – was actually millions of sites and millions of tutorials, threads, content that could never be replaced. Original Posters (OPs) abandoned threads, abandoned writing content, it was a disaster for many really decent sites – all Photobuckets fault.
Photobucket reacted – they allowed the ‘hotlinking’ of images again – and the internet got its content back – but honestly the damage was done. There was a caveat though – the images were only back temporarily. The Photobucket fat cats decided to give users a ‘grace period’ to get their accounts in order and more importantly pay up!
If you didn’t pay up you went to a free account – which they claim to be approximately 250 images.
To be fair – at those prices I would have paid. But the disgraceful, underhanded behaviour displayed by Photobucket means I never will!
Previously silent objects are waking up and looking for someone to chat to!
Date: 4 Feb 2019 – 17 Mar 2019 Time: Any time that takes your fancy between the above dates. Venue: From Donegall Quay, Belfast to Queen’s Road, Belfast
Objects along the stretch known as Maritime Mile in Belfast are ‘waking up’, and anyone with a mobile phone can strike up a conversation and hear what they have to say!
Starting at the Big Fish at Donegall Quay, people will be able to interact by text with a range of well-known maritime landmarks, finishing at the HMS Caroline at Alexandra Dock. Key ‘objects’ include:
The Great Light
The project aims engage both visitors and residents of the city to learn more about the notable landmarks that are located along the scenic riverside stretch, as well as have some fun.
‘Hello Maritime Mile’ is a pilot ‘Smart Cities’ project between Belfast City Council, Titanic Foundation, Tourism NI, Ulster University and Hello Lamp Post. It will run for six weeks until St Patrick’s Day (17 March). See our St Patrick’s Day events.
How to play
1. Find an object
Look out for an object signposted with the yellow branding.
2. Say ‘Hello’
Send a text to 028 250 222 55 in this format:
“Hello” plus object name e.g. “Hello Big Fish”
3. You’ll soon get a reply!
Chat with the object to learn some fun facts and hear other peoples’ stories.
Please note, standard network rates apply and all messages are anonymous.
Important Information for anyone using ‘Evolution Camping’ in 2019 :
Some very unfortunate news coming out of the Isle of Man tonight in relation to Evolution Camping, which no doubt will have an impact and a resultant loss for many visitors to the island for this year’s TT Festival…
Hopefully this will come to a satisfactory conclusion for all those affected. If you are affected make sure to contact the Isle of Man Police and please share this information so that a full and accurate case can be presented against any offender(s).
The NI Motorcycle Festival returns this weekend (8th – 10th February 2019) to the Eikon Centre, Lisburn. In it’s fourth year at the Eikon it is touting itself as Northern Irelands’ Biggest Motorcycle Show and it promises a weekend full of action and bikes.
So what has changed from last year and does it deliver on these promises?
Truth be told, very little has changed. It is still like a big showroom, with a load of stalls in the back.
As you can see in my previous 2018 review I tried my best to find the positives in the show and to be honest I really hate being negative about such things – especially things that involve bikes, a show – and Northern Ireland trying to bring itself on par with events and exhibitions, but sometimes – when there is negativity it just shines through in the truth.
I am not going to paint this one through rose tinted glasses – I hoped things would have improved but alas here it is – the NI Motorcycle Festival 2019 Review.