2019 NI Motorcycle Festival : Eikon Centre, Lisburn : 8th – 10th February 2019

NI MotorcycleFest 2019
NI MotorcycleFest 2019

The 2019 NI Motorcycle Festival – Ireland’s Largest Motorcycle Festival – returns to the Eikon Centre, Lisburn from 8th – 10th February 2019.

With something for everyone the events, activities and attractions include :

  • exhibits from local dealerships covering a huge range of manufacturers
  • local accessory stores
  • local event information points
  • live displays and shows
  • and maybe even a bit of pit bike racing

So there is plenty to see and do, plenty to add to your wish list, or maybe even empty your wallet on the day.

Check out my Review and Gallery of the 2018 NI MotorcycleFest Here

Check out the Official 2019 NI MotorcycleFest Website Here

2019 NI MotorcycleFest Floor Plan
2019 NI MotorcycleFest Floor Plan

2019 Isle of Man TT Schedule : Practice and Race Programme (UPDATED 31/05/2019)


Important Update : 31st May 2019 : Inclement weather continues to torture this year’s practice and qualifying sessions.  Seven days in and we have only had bikes on the course on Sunday and Tuesday.  Double practice sessions were scheduled for Thursday, the weather resulted in both being cancelled.  Now Friday’s double session is postponed and we will not see bikes on the track until at least 3pm (15:00 local time).

The resulting knockoffs will now certainly affect race week.  The racing on Saturday 1st June 2019 has been replaced with a qualifying / practice schedule and Sunday may be the first race day.  It could be a very busy week ahead.

Make sure to follow the below Social Media Accounts and Web sites to stay up to date with changes as they are so fluid.

Important Update : 27th May 2019 : Inclement weather is playing havoc with the planned sessions.  Saturday has been rescheduled to Sunday, now Monday’s session will be held on Tuesday.

Please make sure to follow social media for live updates :

2019 will see the return to the Mountain Course of the 2018 record breakers: Dean Harrison and Peter Hickman. In perfect conditions they pushed the lap record to over 134mph and finally to 135.452mph – making the Isle of Man TT the fastest road race on the planet. Can they go faster in 2019? Can John McGuinness, Michael Dunlop or Ian Hutchinson handle their pace? With the countdown underway, the answers draw closer!

Peter Hickman Breaking Records at the 2018 Isle of Man TT
Peter Hickman Breaking Records at the 2018 Isle of Man TT

The TBNI.Blog has been updated to contain the latest race schedule – click here to learn more and subscribe for free!

2019 Isle of Man TT Festival : SATURDAY 25TH MAY – FRIDAY 7TH JUNE 2019 :

2019 Practice Sessions :

Qualifying runs each evening from Saturday 25th May to Friday 31st May 2019 (Excluding Sunday 26th) :


Read more2019 Isle of Man TT Schedule : Practice and Race Programme (UPDATED 31/05/2019)

2019 Road Racing Calendar

2019 Road Racing Calendar Updated

The full 2019 Road Racing Calendar has now been updated – a few dates are still to be confirmed, but it is looking like it’s going to be a great event packed summer of 2019.  

Make sure to subscribe to the completely free TBNI.Blog Road Racing iCal Calendar – that way you won’t miss a thing!

Bumblebee Movie – A 1 Minute Review

Bumblebee Movie
Bumblebee Movie

As a huge fan of Transformers when the trailer dropped for an origin movie for Bumblebee it would be fair to say I was excited.

The movie was released and off I zipped to the cinema.

Movie Synopsis :

“On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.”

I don’t like to read too much about movies before I see them, but one preview I did read stated this :

“The perfect blend of action, heart and humour.”

Read moreBumblebee Movie – A 1 Minute Review

2019 Premier League of Darts : Official Lineup

The 2019 Premier League of Darts lineup has been announced.

As is now the tradition, at the end of the World Championship of Darts, Barry Hearn gets a little extra TV face time to announce the lineup for the upcoming Premier League of Darts. Here it is :

2019 Premier League of Darts Lineup
2019 Premier League of Darts Lineup

So two new faces, Michael Smith, the World Championship finalist gets a well deserved spot after an epic showing in the ‘Worlds’ and James Wade returns to the Premier League, hopefully in a better place than he was towards the end of his world championship.

Thankfully we will get to see Barney in the Premier League for one final season before his planned retirement, as he picks up a Sky TV wildcard for the Tournament.

Hopefully Price will modify his behaviour this year, because to be honest, I quite like the guy.  Check him out on Twitter – he seems a decent lad off the stage, but on the stage, in front of the cameras he is just too hard to stomach, getting on like a truly magical sac.  Thank goodness for Sky Plus and the Fast Forward button!

All in all though the lineup looks good, and will hopefully lead to some great Thursday night viewing.


Happy New Year – 2019!

Happy New Year 2019
Happy New Year 2019

Just a very quick note to all TBNI.Blog visitors to wish you a very happy, safe and prosperous new year, may 2019 shine gracefully upon you!

And whilst we take the time to wish each other a Happy New Year please keep a little place in your heart to remember those who never made to 2019. Rest in peace.