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RoadRacingLive.co.uk Twitter Feed Cancelled
RoadRacingLive.co.uk Twitter Feed Cancelled

 

 

This project has been cancelled – with no expected renewed start date.

The only twitter account linked to this blog will be @TomBoyNI

The reason for this is mainly time constraints.

Whilst at the races I am too focused on photography (and enjoying the event – without having my head stuck in a phone).  When this gets coupled with Marshaling I simply do not have the time to keep the information flowing in such a way that ensures accuracy and consistency through every meeting. 

When I consider the information flow already out there, such as live streaming, live radio, online coverage and other exceptional twitter feeds – both independent and the official event feeds – I do not see the need for another account tweeting the same information fighting for a share of an already packed medium.

I will be retaining the RoadRacingLive.co.uk domain and it will continue to point to this blog.

I will also continue to keep the results flowing, which will be updated at the conclusion of the session / event.  Details will be posted here and notified through Twitter and Facebook

I am not done with Twitter either –  the @TomBoyNI account will live tweet from events, but will not be dedicated to blow by blow coverage.  It will also tweet about everything else, so definitely worth a follow even if I do say so myself.

If you were one of my followers thank you for your support and please feel free to follow @TomBoyNI


There’s no secret – an awful lot of this site is focused on motorcycling and road racing. Especially during the racing season.

For this reason @RoadRacingLive has been born. This will be the tbni.blog dedicated Twitter feed for all things Motorcycle Road Racing related.

It will be coming just in time for the 2018 season so Follow it now and be sure not to miss a thing!

The RoadRacingLive.co.uk address will simply continue to link to the main blog.


 

Live Tweeting Throughout the 2017 Isle of Man TT Festival!

Guy Martin looking focused on the 2017 Honda Fireblade - Practice Session 30th May 2017 - Isle of Man TT Races
Guy Martin looking focused on the 2017 Honda Fireblade – Practice Session 30th May 2017 – Isle of Man TT Races

Make sure to follow me on Twitter as I will be live Tweeting throughout the 2017 Isle of Man TT Festival.

www.twitter.com/TomBoyNI

@TomBoyNI

Dakar 2017 – Follow All the Action

The Dakar is well under well with Day 5 already almost behind us!  And so far it has been epic with some massive news such as Carlos Sainz crashing out, Nasser unable to continue after his car suffering severe damage loosing a wheel and miraculously continuing on for another 80 km pretending to be a tripod over a four wheel drive car!

The is still another nine days of action to go so make sure you stay on top it!

The following resources are invaluable to stay up to date as it happens :

THE Ultimate Dakar thread – already at 150 pages and it is only Day 5! http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/2017-dakar-rally-official-f5irehose-coverage-thread.1195710/

The Official Dakar Rally Twitter : https://twitter.com/dakar

Carlton Kirby : The Eurosport Dakar Commentator : https://twitter.com/carltonkirby

Official Dakar Rally Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/dakar/

Dakar Logo with a TBNI Twist
Dakar Logo with a TBNI Twist

Gadget Show Live (2017) Cancelled?

In what seems like devastating news for the UK Gadget fan Gadget Show Live appears to have been cancelled.

With relative Internet silence around the annual event, and the fact that at this time of year I normally pick up my tickets, get the flights and hotel booked and sort out a Christmas present at the same time I was looking to get that little bit of spending sorted.

However nothing. No talk of tickets, nothing on the NEC website, nothing from The Gadget Show, nothing on TV, nothing.

A little more internet digging and The Gadget Show Live website (http://www.gadgetshowlive.net redirects to http://www.upperstreetevents.net) has no reference to an upcoming Show. It is now advertising The Technology Showcase at Westfield, London (in October 2016).

Following on from this And my search turned to Social Media.

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/gadgetshowlive/ – again references Technology Showcase, it states ‘Brought to you by the organisers of The Gdget Show Live.

Gadget Show Live Faceebook Page has a distinct lack of any mention of the Gadget Show Live!
Gadget Show Live Faceebook Page has a distinct lack of any mention of the Gadget Show Live!

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Thanks for joining me for the Live Coverage of the Ukster Grand Prix 2016

Thanks to everyone who joined me for my live Twitter Coverage of the 2016 Ulster Grand Prix. 

Seven races, a monster meeting for Hutchy, with 4 wins a great show from Bruce, with a win, a super looks and a number of podiums and an always keep going from M. Dunlop earning him a load more UGP Podiums. 

All of this covered live with hundreds of tweets, so if you were with me thanks. If not hopefully you can join in next time. 

Something must have been done right though…

Maria Costello MBE  Reweet
Maria Costello MBE Reweet
Maria Costello MBE   Likes Tweet
Maria Costello MBE Likes Tweet

If you missed the action you can catch it tonight 15/08/2016 @ 21:00 GMT on BBC 2 Northern Ireland and tomorrow, 16/08/2016 @ 21:00 GMT also on BBC 2 Northern Ireland and I’m sure the BBC iPlayer shortly afterwards. 

Live Tweeting from the Ulster Grand Prix 2016 – The Fastest Road Race in the World – #UGP #UGP2016

Join me in the morning for some live tweeting from the Ulster Grand Prix, for all the  Race Day action, live as it happens!

See you there, see you here!

Twitter : @TomBoyNI

Ulster Grand Prix 2016
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 9/8/2012: Bruce Anstey (5,Padgett’s Honda), Guy Martin (7, Tyco Suzuki), Conor Cummins (10, Tyco Suzuki) and Michael Dunlop (9, McAdoo/Hunts Honda) lead the pack off the line in the Superbike race at the Dundrod 150 today.. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

Motorcycle Live 2015 – Gallery

With the imminent release of ticket sales for Motorcycle Live 2016 at the NEC Birmingham I thought I would upload my Gallery from 2015.

MCL 2016 will run from Saturday 19 November 2016 – Sunday 27 November 2016 at the NEC, Birmingham so get those dates in your diary now, and if you are travelling by air, get the tickets booked sooner rather than later to make use of the cheapest fares!

MCL is a show that I make an annual trip to from Northern Ireland, personally I think it is a great show with loads to see and do, which is hopefully reflected in the photos.  In 2015 there was a demo from ArenaCross, which was outstanding given the space these guys were working with, enough that I came straight out of the show and booked tickets for the Belfast show.

Enjoy the Gallery…

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2015 Adelaide Motorcycle Festival – Belfast

Adelaide Motorcycle Festival 2015

It has been a year or two (2013 actually) since I have went near this show, but I ventured back today for a look with huge hopes that it had improved since my last visit.

Thankfully it has.  I will address the 2 bad points firstly that I came away with today – firstly £12 entrance fee is just crazy.  That is only slightly cheaper that the NEC’s Motorcycle Live which was simply outstanding.  This show is more like a gathering of dealers, with a range of their bikes that they want to sell you.  Nothing new, nothing revealed, just a load of nice and shiny bikes all in one place to tempt you out of a few hundred quid for the next 36 – 48 months, therefore I think it is a bit cheeky to be expected to pay such a high entrance fee to essentially enter a huge multi-manufacturer’s show room.

Secondly, on your way in you will pass by the ‘Jumble.’  Make sure you go in because there is simply some stunning vintage bikes and cars in here and a few interesting vendors.  However Bad point 2 is also in here.  Some of the vendors are just selling junk, and they genuinely don’t seem bothered.

My eye was taken by two quaint little signs, neither of which held any real world value, I just thought they would look rather cool in my garage.  Heres’ how the conversation went….

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