2018 Walderstown ‘Race of the South’ Results :

The 2018 Walderstown Road Races were held on 14th – 15th July.

The races, thankfully, passed off without major incident and Derek McGee surged to 4 victories including the feature superbike race.

Read on for the full results of what I believe to have been the first proper wet session of the Irish calendar – I remember Cookstown getting the odd shower but after Ireland being being baked in a recent heatwave it had to break and Walderstown was the first session where wet tyres were the only option – all day!

Derek McGee took four great wins at the 2018 Walstown ‘Race of the South’ Road Races
Derek McGee took four great wins at the 2018 Walstown ‘Race of the South’ Road Races

Read more2018 Walderstown ‘Race of the South’ Results :

2018 Isle of Man Southern 100 Results

Southern 100 Logo
Southern 100 Logo

The 2018 Isle of Man Southern 100 ran from Monday 9th July 2018 – Thursday 12 July 2018.

The official website can be found here : https://southern100.com

Full timings from the practice sessions are available on the Official Website

Monday 9th July 2018 was an open practice session running from approximately 6:05pm – 9:30pm

Corlett’s Trophies Senior Solo Founders 600cc/1000cc Race “1A” :

2018 Southern 100Results : Corlett’s Trophies Senior Solo Founders 600cc/1000cc Race “1A”
2018 Southern 100Results : Corlett’s Trophies Senior Solo Founders 600cc/1000cc Race “1A”

Corlett’s Trophies Senior Solo Founders 600cc/1000cc Race “1B” :

Corlett’s Trophies Senior Solo Founders 600cc/1000cc Race “1B”
Corlett’s Trophies Senior Solo Founders 600cc/1000cc Race “1B”
 

Station Garage Junior Solo Founders 125cc/400cc/Moto 3 :

Station Garage Junior Solo Founders 125cc/400cc/Moto 3
Station Garage Junior Solo Founders 125cc/400cc/Moto 3
 

Ellan Vannin Fuels Senior Race :

Ellan Vannin Fuels Senior Race
Ellan Vannin Fuels Senior Race

Mike Kerruish Plumbing & Heating 250cc/650cc twins Race “1” :

Mike Kerruish Plumbing & Heating 250cc/650cc twins Race “1”
Mike Kerruish Plumbing & Heating 250cc/650cc twins Race “1”

Radcliffe Butchers 600 Race :

Radcliffe Butchers 600 Race
Radcliffe Butchers 600 Race

Ace Hire & Sales Formula Two Sidecar Race :

Ace Hire & Sales Formula Two Sidecar Race
Ace Hire & Sales Formula Two Sidecar Race

 

S & S Motors 600cc Race :

S & S Motors 600cc Race
S & S Motors 600cc Race

 

Pole Position Travel 600cc “B” Race :

 

Southern 100 Circuit Map

2018 Skerries 100 Results

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WilliamDunlop6

After the tragic death of William Dunlop on Saturday 7th July 2018 the 2018 Skerries 100 was a very somber, respectful and reflective meeting : 

A STATEMENT ISSUED ON BEHALF LOUGHSHINNY MOTORCYCLE SUPPORTERS CLUB LTD

Issued  21:30pm on 7th July 2018.

“Following discussion with the family, their sponsors and fellow riders, the Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club Ltd have taken the decision to continue with the Skerries 100 on the8th July.   The club with the riders permission have decide to race with the entire prize fund to go to William’s Family.  It will be a non-championship meeting and the club hope everyone will consider this a fitting tribute to William and his previous race performance and results at the Skerries 100

The Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club extends their heartfelt sympathy to William Dunlop’s family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this very sad time.”

Susan Plunkett, Clerk of Course of the Loughshinny Motor Cycle Supporters Club Ltd.

A STATEMENT ISSUED ON BEHALF LOUGHSHINNY MOTORCYCLE SUPPORTERS CLUB LTD

Issued  8pm on 8th July 2018.

Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club Ltd as planned, continued their Skerries 100 event today 8th July 2018.

“With the blessing of our racing family and support from all our officials and marshals, the riders took to the grid to complete the demanding 10 race programme, in fine good sunny weather.  The spectators were treated to some superb racing from our incredibly talented riders with only one rider in mind, William Dunlop, a fitting tribute to their fellow fallen rider.   This non-championship races were held on the 2.92 mile circuit, and catered for all classes from 125cc up to Superbikes 1000cc.   

The Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club extends their heartfelt sympathy to William Dunlop’s family and friends and we are continuing to support them over this very difficult time and the club would ask that the privacy of the family be respected at this time. “

Susan Plunkett, Clerk of Course of the Loughshinny Motor Cycle Supporters Club Ltd

William Dunlop
William Dunlop

Read more2018 Skerries 100 Results

2018 Enniskillen 100 : Results (30/06/2018)

2018 Enniskillen 100
2018 Enniskillen 100

After a 66 year absence road racing returned this weekend to Enniskillen, in the form of the relaunched and revitalised Enniskillen 100.  Further to that it is extremely pleasing to be able to report that everything about the event was positive.

No red flags, no injuries, a full and comprehensive race scehule (along with a packed Practice and Qualifying Session on 29/06/2018).

Couple all the above with a record equalling 5 race wins in a day for Derek McGee (and it could have been six, as he had entered six races but due to the five races in a day rule had to withdraw from one.)

The result was an epic days racing, and don’t forget the weather – we can do nothing about it but when it is with us it hard to beat.  At 29.4 degrees Celsius it was an absolute scorcher with wall to wall sunshine from well before the race started until it set for the evening.

Hopefully next year the meeting will have Championship status and will tempt in an even larger field of competitors.  Which is only a good thing for the greatest sport on the planet!

2018 Enniskillen 100 Course Map

Check out the results of the 2018 Enniskillen 100 below :

Read more2018 Enniskillen 100 : Results (30/06/2018)

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/

The 2017 MCE Ulster Grand Prix is Here : Circuit Map

With race Week already underway today is the first day we will see bikes on the road! And the roads close in a little over 2 hours.

So for your info here is the circuit map :

Have a great and safe Ulster Grand Prix to all the riders, teams, spectators, marshals, everyone.

Bikers : #KeepTheRaceInItsPlace

Drivers : #TakeaSecondLook

Scotland’s North Coast 500 GPX Route File – NC500 GPX

North Coast 500 : Scotland : NC500

I have now uploaded my galleries and Ride Report of my 2016 trip around the Scotland’s North Coast 500 (NC500).  You can find them all here :

http://tbni.blog/2017/12/09/scotlands-north-coast-500-nc500-ride-report/

One thing I did notice (for example in comparison to the Irish Wild Atlantic Way) was the lack of signage.  Unless you knew you were actually on the NC500 you probably wouldn’t know you were on it.

The GPX file is available from the official North Coast 500 site, along with a printable map however my Sat Nav (a Tom Tom Rider V) found it far too complex, there are thousands of way points on it, and the sat nav just just refused to load it.  The printable map is nice, but let’s be honest an A4 map covering 500 miles isn’t an ideal solution either.

Thankfully there is a good solution.  I found this GPX, I have no idea where, or who made it but is sat nav friendly and guides you perfectly around the route.

Enjoy

http://www.tbni.blog/downloads/North-Coast-500.gpx

(If you have any trouble downloading the file just Contact Me and I will email it to you.

North Coast 500 : Scotland : NC500
North Coast 500 : Scotland : NC500

Coming Soon : The Game of Thrones Locations : Motorcycle Tour

With the pretty huge success my WAWIn1Week posts received and the great feedback that came with it I just thought I would let you know that I have another dedicated motorcycle post coming soon.

With the massive current popularity of Game of Thrones, and the fact that I live in the country where so much filming of it happens I took the opportunity this summer to follow the Northern Ireland Tourist’s Board Map of Game of Thrones Filming Locations.

From this I have put together some nice photographs of the locations themselves and then for the bike fans, some pics of these locations with my bike, combining scenery and machinery!

I will post up the Galleries in the coming weeks so please feel free to subscribe to this blog, or follow me on Twitter or Instagram (@TomBoyNI) for regular updates.

For further information on the locations themselves here is a handy link :

https://www.discovernorthernireland.com/gameofthrones/

(There are plenty of Tours in action in relation to these locations, however if an organised Tour isn’t your thing, just remember this.  Northern Ireland is in itself a small country.  Nothing is too hard to find or too far away, a good sat nav will easily take you to all of these locations, I will add specific addresses etc to each posting to make it even easier).  Half the fun is exploring yourself so don’t be afraid to take yourself, in fact I recommend it!  And even if you do get lost you are never to far away from a pub, or local shop to stop in for a coffee and some sound free local advice!)

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Game of Thrones Filming Locations – Northern Ireland