29/06/18 & 30/06/2018- The Relaunched Enniskillen 100 – The Circuit

The debut of the Relaunched Enniskillen 100 is now less than a week away and just to wet your appetite and make you aware of the Course layout the organisers have released a map of the Circuit…

2018 Enniskillen 100 Course Map

So now you are pretty much all set and the weather forecast looks like it is going to be a glorious weekend!  So make sure you have the sun cream packed in the back pack, you are going to need it!

If you aren’t to sure where to go, don’t worry!  The postcode for your sat nav is :

BT92 2AB

Enjoy the races, stay safe, arrive safe, go home safe, listen to the Marshals and here’s to a great and safe weekend’s racing for all those involved!

Check out the Race Schedule here : http://tbni.blog/2018/06/26/29-06-18-30-06-2018-the-relaunched-enniskillen-100-race-schedule/

Check out the official website here : https://enniskillenroadraces.co.uk

Check out the official Facebook Page here : https://www.facebook.com/Enniskillen100/

2018 North West 200 : Tuesday Practice / Qualifying Sessions LIVE!

Live North West 200 Practice / Qualifying Session : (15/05/2018 – 10:15 – 15:00)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/northern-ireland/43798025

#NW200 #NorthWest200 #2018 #2018NW200 #2018NorthWest200 #Live #RoadRacing #NorthernIreland #Motorbikes #Motorcycles Live North West 200 Practice / Qualifying Session : https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/northern-ireland/43798025

2018 North West 200
2018 North West 200

2018 Around A Pound Tandragee 100 Race Day Results & Timings (Saturday 5th May 2018)

Here are all the times, all the splits, all the categories and all the results from the 2018 Around A Pound Tandragee 100 Race Day.

A full gallery of images from the day’s action is still to follow, but honestly it was a glorious day with what can only be described as an epic Tandragee 100 Feature Race. I won’t spoil the result – just keep scrolling to see it, but know this, we got a new lap record from the winner at 2:55:11s!

For a gallery of the action and racers from race day (05/05/2018) click here : http://tbni.blog/2018/05/23/2018-tandragee-100-race-day-gallery-05-05-2018/

Read more2018 Around A Pound Tandragee 100 Race Day Results & Timings (Saturday 5th May 2018)

2018 Around A Pound Tandragee 100 Qualifying / Practice Results & Timings (Friday 4th May 2018)

Here are all the timings for every class and every competitor from the Practice Sessions held on Friday 4th May 2018.

Here’s to a great and more importantly safe race day tomorrow…

2018 Around A Pound Tandragee 2018

Read more2018 Around A Pound Tandragee 100 Qualifying / Practice Results & Timings (Friday 4th May 2018)

2018 Cookstown 100 Race Day Gallery

All photographs have been resized to save on load times and bandwidth.  All photographs are available uncropped and in their original size (4896 pixels x 2752 pixels).  If you would like any photos in their original size to have from your own personal use please feel free to email me – Photographs are NOT watermarked and are free to use for personal use – for any other use please request this in your email.  Thanks and enjoy.

The Racing at the 2018 Cookstown 100 got off to an energetic start!
The Racing at the 2018 Cookstown 100 got off to an energetic start!
With big and wee bikes all getting in on the action
With big and wee bikes all getting in on the action
With teams and privateers all staking their claim...
With teams and privateers all staking their claim…
Then in typical Northern Irish fashion the rain came!
Then in typical Northern Irish fashion the rain came!

 

Enjoy the gallery!

Read more2018 Cookstown 100 Race Day Gallery

Tropical Storm Ophelia Aims For Ireland

Northern Ireland Hurrican Survival Kit
Northern Ireland Hurrican Survival Kit

Track Storm #Ophelia Live time here :

https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-14.19,47.01,1535/loc=-16.139,56.259

Ex Hurricane Ophelia (previously a category 3 hurricane – the most intense storm ever recorded as far east on the globe) is due to hit the south west of Ireland in the next few hours.  It will then sweep across the island leaving the north coast at about 10pm.  High winds will likely continue into Tuesday.

During these hours this storm will be intense, it has been described as a 50 year storm, the Met Office, Irish Weather Authority, both Governemnts have issued advise.  Stay away from the coast, don’t go out unless you have to, stay safe, secure any loose property, be careful of debris trees etc.

Be prepared – have a torch, charge your phone, charge your power banks, have batteries, a battery powered radio, candles… if you have a land line – it may well work without electricity so make sure it is plugged in.  This storm will most likely pass quickly so don’t panic and stay safe.

This advise is sound – don’t be a hero and don’t put our real heroes (the emergency services) in a position where you have to be saved from your own stupidity.

Track Storm #Ophelia Live time here :

https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-14.19,47.01,1535/loc=-16.139,56.259

Here are some very useful numbers should you need them :

Northern Ireland Emergency Contact Numbers
Northern Ireland Emergency Contact Numbers

Seriously – Stay Safe!

Northern Ireland Storm Ophelia
Northern Ireland Storm Ophelia

Iron Butt Association : Circuit of Ireland

According to Wikipedia : https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Butt_Association

The Iron Butt Association (IBA) is a US-based organization dedicated to endurance motorcycle riding with a claim of over 60,000 members worldwide who tout themselves as the “World’s Toughest Riders.” One of its more popular slogans is “The World Is Our Playground.”

The IBA does have membership in a traditional sense. There are monthly newsletters sent to subscribed members. There are no mandatory yearly dues, although members can voluntarily pay an annual fee to become a premiere member. Premiere members receive occasional news and information from the IBA staff, early notice of some events, additional chances to enter some events, discounted entry fees for some events, and access to special areas of the web-based discussion board.

The IBA is a loose-knit organization with only one way to earn membership: ride one of the several rides the IBA certifies.

All that sounds pretty accurate. You can check out the official IBA Websites here :

Iron Butt Association Web Page : http://www.ironbutt.com

Iron Butt Association UK Web Page : https://www.ironbutt.co.uk/w3/index.php

Iron Butt Association Ireland Web Page : http://www.ibaireland.org

It was this bit that got me : ‘with only one way to earn membership : ride one of the several rides the IBA Certifies.’

 

Read moreIron Butt Association : Circuit of Ireland

Killalane 2017 – Carole Nash East Coast Racing Festival – 9 & 10th September 2017 : Results

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Killalane 2017 – Carole Nash East Coast Racing Festival – 9 & 10th September 2017 : Results

Sunday 10th September 2017 : Race Day for the first ever East Coast Racing Festival and we have all the results right here for you before the tents are even folded away.

Unfortunately some grim rain and winds brought an early end to proceedings, but we got seven races completed and a great days racing.  Looking forward to next year…

Read on for the Results :

Read moreKillalane 2017 – Carole Nash East Coast Racing Festival – 9 & 10th September 2017 : Results