2018 Cookstown 100 Race Day Gallery

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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!

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2018 Cookstown 100 Results

2018 Cookstown 100
2018 Cookstown 100

For a full breakdown of all the qualifying sessions and race results and timings please make sure you check out http://www.cookstown100.com/index.php/results

Every session and race has its own downloadable pdf file detailing every aspect of the session!

Otherwise here is a quick reference to all the races as they happened :

2018 Cookstown 100 Information
2018 Cookstown 100 Information

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Guy Martin to Return to Road Racing in 2018

Great news for the Northern Irish Road Racing Scene in the form of Guy Martin returning for 2 confirmed events!

Guy Martin to race on the 2018 N.Irish Roads!
Guy Martin to race on the 2018 N.Irish Roads!

Guy Martin will be returning to the Northern Irish Road Races this year with his first stop being the Cookstown 100 on 27th and 28th April 2018.  Guy will be riding his own 750 BSA in the Yesteryear Classic Race.

Then it’s off to one of Guy’s favourite courses – Tandragee – for the Tandragee 100 where he will again pilot his BSA in the Forgotten Era and Classic Races.  The Tandragee 100 runs on 4th and 5th May 2018 .

Make sure to subscribe to our absolutely free Road Racing Calendar to stay up to date with all the dates and events so you’ll never miss a thing!  More Details Here.

For more information on the Cookstown 100 check out the official site here.

For more information on the Tandragee 100 check out the official site here.

And when you go remember to support the sport and buy a programme – that’s the best way to ensure the survival of the great spectacle on the planet!

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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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 : http://enniskillen100revival.com

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 FUTURE OF THE ENNISKILLEN 100

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.

Make sure to follow our Road Racing iCal Calendar to keep up to date with all events and never miss another thing again. Oh and it’s free!

https://tbni.blog/2017/04/05/road-racing-calendar-now-available/

#GAWA : Good Luck Northern Ireland

Flag of Northern Ireland
Irish Football Association
Irish Football Association

Tonight Northern Ireland take on Switzerland in Belfast in the first of their World Cup Qualifiers for Russia 2018.  The away leg being on Sunday 12th November 2017.

I just want to wish the Team the very best of luck – Let’s Do This! #DareToDream #GAWA #WeAreNotBrazilWeAreNorthernIreland

Let me say it again : #DareToDream

 

 

Northern Ireland Football
Northern Ireland Football

 

 

 

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

Lush! Classical 2017 : Saturday 7th October 2017

Lush! Classical 2017 : Belfast, SSE Arena, Northern Ireland, Saturday 7th October 2017
Lush! Classical 2017 : Belfast, SSE Arena, Northern Ireland, Saturday 7th October 2017

The Place : Belfast, Northern Ireland

The Date : Saturday 7th October 2017

The Stadium : SSE Arena

The Event : Lush! Classical 2017

Lush! Classical 2017 : Belfast, SSE Arena, Northern Ireland, Saturday 7th October 2017
Lush! Classical 2017 : Belfast, SSE Arena, Northern Ireland, Saturday 7th October 2017

Following on from the huge success of the first ever (and 20th birthday celebration of Lush!) Lush! Classical – this year things got bigger, louder and longer!  With the capacity raising from 5000 to 10,000 people – every seat in the house being sold and the Ulster Orchestra increasing their set size to 90 minutes the result was outstanding.

10,000 clubbers were fully entertained – and not by a DJ, but by an orchestra who were busting out Classic Dance track after Classic Dance track – it was amazing!

If you weren’t there, why not?  If you were no doubt you’ll be there next year too!

Well done to the Ulster Orchestra and Lush!

Loved it!

This video in no way does the event justice, however it will hopefully give you a little taster of what an amazing event it was!  If you where there then hopefully it will be a reminder of the night – See you in 2018!

Lush! Classical 2017 : Belfast, SSE Arena, Northern Ireland, Saturday 7th October 2017
Lush! Classical 2017 : Belfast, SSE Arena, Northern Ireland, Saturday 7th October 2017

 

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.’

 

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RoadRacingLive.co.uk

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.