NI Motorcycle Festival 2018 (MotorcycleFest) : Eikon Centre, Lisburn

The 2018 Northern Ireland Motorcycle Festival (MotorcycleFest) ran at the Eikon Centre, Lisburn from Friday 2nd February 2018 – Sunday 4th February 2018.  The event has been running at the Eikon Centre since 2016 and seems to be going from strength to strength.

So what’s it like?

Northern Ireland Motorcycle Festival 2018
Northern Ireland Motorcycle Festival 2018

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UPDATE :John McGuinness to Norton!

It’s confirmed! It’s more than a rumour John McGuiness will be riding for Norton in 2018.

John McGuinness to ride a Norton In 2018!

It’s Official!  John McGuinness is off to Norton for 2018!

And that is how you deliver breaking news!

Original Article :

Rumours have been rife since late 2017 that John McGuinness could find himself on top of a lush silver Norton in 2018.  However with this weeks earlier announcement of Josh Brookes on the 2018 Norton – and that was it – it seemed that the rumour of John McGuinness as his team mate had died a death.

Until now…

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2018 Welsh Road Race Cancelled / Postponed

Welsh Road Race Postponed until 2019?
Welsh Road Race Postponed until 2019?

Welsh Road Race Cancelled / Postponed :

2018 Welsh Road Race Postponed / Cancelled

After yesterday’s rumours about the 2018 Welsh Road Race being called off ( things have finally been confirmed by the organsiation this morning :

2018 Welsh Road Race Cancelled / Postponed
2018 Welsh Road Race Cancelled / Postponed

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2018 Welsh Road Race Called Off?

Welsh Road Race
Welsh Road Race

Update : The 2018 Welsh Road has been cancelled / postponed :

Motorcycle News are reporting that the Welsh Road Race may be cancelled :

I have asked for comment from the Welsh Road Race on Twitter :

To be updated when more news comes in…


Malle Moto – The Forgotten Dakar Story – Full Movie

Lyndon Poskitt AdventureSpec Dakar 2017 Malle Moto

A little Christmas present from Lyndon Poskitt and Adventurespec in the form of a movie covering his 2017 Dakar Malle Moto experience.

Turn on the HD – get a cuppa, sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

With the 2018 Dakar just round the corner Lyndon Poskitt has promised more coverage for this year’s race so make sure to click the subscribe buttons.

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2017 Motorcycle Live Review – MCL in a Day – from Northern Ireland

Motorcycle Live is probably the UK’s biggest Motorcycle Show and follows closely on the heels of the big European shows – as such it is normally the first opportunity that we in the UK get to look at all the goodies the manufacturers are planning on bring out in 2018.

That makes it a pretty exciting show for UK bike fans.

Coming from Northern Ireland though it is quite a trek to get to, and it means a really early start to get the most out of the day.

I have been going over for a good few years and I had pretty much perfected the routine of getting up early getting to Belfast for a 7.30 am flight – getting into Birmingham, getting fed and getting into the event for the doors opening at 10.00 am. The flights would have cost about £70 for the return fare – Motorcycle Live and a Programme is about £30 so all in it was about £100 for the day.

This year though I went a little different. I was able to pick up flights for £19.98 for the return with Ryanair – then the £30 for the show and programme meaning the full day was costing a mere £50 ish. The only trade off was the start time and travelling.

The flight was at 6.55 am so I had to get up at 3.00 am and head to Dublin Airport. That got me in at about 7.40 am. So 2 hours 20 minutes before the show starts. Then it was time for my best kept secret. Off the plane and up the stairs in the Airport for a Frankie and Benny’s breakfast. Every year everyone hurries off the plane and rushes to the adjoining NEC – I however go upstairs, sit down and enjoy a tasty breakfast of bacon and scrambled eggs (the eggs by the way are outstanding). That was my plan this year as well although it now seems that this well kept secret has been rumbled – half the damn plane went! However the most important thing remains – the eggs were outstanding!

With breakfast eaten and thoroughly enjoyed it was still only 08.30 am. An hour and a half until the doors open, so bring a book, magazine, iPad or whatever to pass the time, or if like me you like a little flutter you could always check out the casino at the Genting Arena, about 5 minutes of a walk will take you to it from the NEC – so hop on the fun little monorail and zip over to the NEC and pass the time.

Before we even consider going any further here is the most important tip for the day :

Bring your Driving Licence.

I forgot mine!

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2017 Macau Grand Prix Practice & Race Session Timings (UK Times)

Macau GP Logo
Macau GP Logo

The Macau GP Race Fesitval is now underway.

You can find the full schedule of the event here :

If you are in the UK the important timings are as follows :

Check out the Official Stream Here :

Motorcycle schedule:

Wednesday 15th November 2017 : 23.30 Practice

Thursday 16th November 2017 : 07.40 Qualifying Session 1

Thursday 16th November 2017 : 23.30 Qualifying Session 2

Saturday 18th November 2017 : 03.30 Warm up

Saturday 18th November 2017 : 07.40 RACE

Follow the Official Twitter Feed Here :


2018 IRRC Schedule Released

The 2018 IRRC schedule has been released.

The exciting six race series runs from May – September and consists of the following events :

5th – 6th May : Hengelo, Netherlands

16th – 17th : Terlicko, Czech Republic

6th – 8th July : Imatranajo, Finland

27th – 29th July : Chimay, Belgium

18th – 19th August : Horice, Czech Republic

22nd – 23rd September : Frohburg, Germany

All dates and events have been added to our iCal Road Racing Calendar so make sure to subscribe to stay up to date will all events :

Enniskillen 100 Set for a return in 2018

The rumour mill is in full swing that 2018 will see the return of the Enniskillen 100. No dates are available as yet but rest assured that when more news becomes available we will let you all know.

The official club website can be found at :

After too much news last year focusing on clubs that couldn’t survive or were really struggling to it is great to have the potential to be adding another event to the road Racing Calendar!


The Enniskillen 100 Road Race was last run on 20 August 1952. Any Funds raised by Enniskillen and District Motorcycle Club Ltd. will contribute to the potential Revival of the Enniskillen 100. Steps are being taken to assess the feasability of this project – watch this space for updates. **We are currently seeking a suitable Circuit** suggestions welcome.

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