2021 Tandragee 100 Road Races Cancelled

2021 Tandragee 100 Road Races have been cancelled.

The Tandragee Club have confirmed via a Facebook Post that their 2021 event is now cancelled due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic.

2021 Tandragee 100 Road Races have been cancelled
2021 Tandragee 100 Road Races have been cancelled

***Press Release – 2021 Around A Pound Tandragee 100 Cancelled***

First and foremost, the safety of our society, more than ever, has to come first. Tonight’s announcement to cancel the 2021 Tandragee 100 National Motorcycle Road Races has been taken with the intention of keeping people safe. We look forward to returning in 2022.

It is important not only to consider the safety of our volunteers and officials, local residents and landowners, local businesses, the competitors and of course our spectators but also the wider general public. If we are to collectively reduce the spread of the disease and lessen the impact COVID 19 will have in the longer term we believe to gather in large numbers for our event is not appropriate given the circumstances.

Whilst the implementation of the COVID 19 Vaccines is welcome news, it is likely that only the most vulnerable and our precious HSC workforce will have received the first dose by the end of February with the second dose not completed until potentially the end of May. This will mean the full effect for these groups won’t be galvanised until June. In addition, it is likely that the rest of the population who want to avail of it won’t be vaccinated until autumn 2021.

At a time when our Health & Social Care Services are once again managing significantly increased demand we must not place an additional strain on their precious resources. Many of our event medical team and first aiders will still be needed to contribute to the HSC response across Northern Ireland and we also would not wish to potentially divert HSC ambulance and hospital resources to deal with any event related requirements. To all those involved in the response to COVID 19 we thank you.

As a Club we are of course very disappointed to have to take this decision to delay our 60th Anniversary Celebrations for a second time, however, it is the right thing to do. We believe it is important to let everyone involved know at the earliest opportunity, so everyone is not disadvantaged in any way. We will need everyone’s continued support in 2022 to enable us to celebrate our 60th Anniversary and deliver a truly exciting event.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our loyal sponsors for their understanding and support. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this announcement causes. Our overall sponsor Gerard Rice from Around A Pound has indicated his support for this decision and agrees that the health of the population is just too important to jeopardise.

Never has the phrase ‘all in it together’ been so pertinent and just so important. The COVID 19 vaccines provide the long-term hope and the current lockdown offers the opportunity to shorten the duration of the current surge. We can all play our part too by staying at home, practising social distancing, good hand hygiene and wearing face coverings. We must all put our health first, don’t take any unnecessary risks. Keep up to date with and follow the advice given by the Public Health Agency. Think about the vulnerable in our society and act with compassion towards each other.

To anyone who is currently affected by COVID 19 and to those who will later become so, you are in our thoughts and prayers not only now but in the coming weeks and months.

Kind regards,

Anne Forsythe

Club Secretary / Clerk of the Course


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As this situation evolves and affects more events TBNI.Blog will endeavour to keep you up to date.

The TBNI Road Racing Calendar will be updated as soon as new information comes to light so make sure you are subscribed to that : https://tbni.blog/road-racing-calendar/

You will also find new information as soon as it is available through the TBNI Facebook Page and TBNI Twitter Feed. So Follow those also.

2021 Cookstown 100 Tickets Update : Tickets Now On Sale

2021 Cookstown 100 Tickets Update : Tickets Now On Sale :

2021 Cookstown 100 Tickets
2021 Cookstown 100 Tickets

The Cookstown Club have announced that tickets for the 2021 are now available for purchase.


**spectators information for online booking**

Due to being inundated with personal messages and emails regarding pre booking packages for the event in 2021,the club are now opening the online booking system up again from today and will remain open until the limited number of packages are reached.

You can pre book packages by booking via paypal. Enter cookstown100@hotmail.com and use the friend option. (THIS IS THE ONLY EMAIL ADDRESS WHICH CAN BE USED TO BOOK PACKAGES THROUGH)

The price of each package is £25 and will include your programme, a wristband to gain access to event and postage cost.(AN ADDRESS MUST BE PROVIDED WHEN BOOKING PLEASE)

Please be aware these packages are non refunable when booked (unless the event is cancelled by organisers, then a full refund will be issued)

As per last year and with the current ongoing situation with pandemic continuing into 2021, it is very clear the event will have to be ran with limited numbers of spectators to be allowed to go ahead in a safe way.

There has been alot of christmas vouchers already issued, (many thanks to those who purchased these) so please be aware these packages are now extremely limited.

Please note.. No packages will be issued after the limited numbers has been reached, nor will be accessible via any club member when online booking has been closed.

CDMCC


Keep up with all the latest News on the Official Cookstown 100 Facebook Group, the Official Cookstown 100 Twitter Feed and the Official Cookstown 100 website.  

As this situation evolves and affects more events TBNI.Blog will endeavour to keep you up to date.

The TBNI Road Racing Calendar will be updated as soon as new information comes to light so make sure you are subscribed to that : https://tbni.blog/road-racing-calendar/

You will also find new information as soon as it is available through the TBNI Facebook Page and TBNI Twitter Feed. So Follow those also.

2021 Kells Road Races Cancelled

2021 Kells Road Races have been cancelled.

The North Meath Rpoad Races Committee have confirmed via a Facebook Post that their 2021 event is now cancelled due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic.

2021 Kells Road Races Cancelled
2021 Kells Road Races Cancelled

It’s with deep regret we have to write this post.Due to current uncertainty with the on going covid -19 pandemic, the North Meath Road Races LTD committee have decided not to run our event in June 2021.

It would be too much of a financial loss to the club to have to cancel last minute due to covid -19 restrictions.

We would rather cancel it early so riders are not out of pocket preparing bikes for a Road Race season that is not likely to run.We are very disappointed to make this announcement but we have a duty of care to residents, volunteers, riders and of course the general public.

We look forward to returning in 2022. Any riders looking to renew their membership please contact our club Secretary Diarmaid Corcoran by phone or email kellsroadraces94@gmail.com 083 4610469.

We will be in contact with anyone who entered our raffle to arrange a full refund.

We hope to have this done within the coming weeks.

We will however be launching some online raffles so watch this space.

Regards

North Meath Road Races Ltd Committee


Keep up with all the latest News on the Kells Road Races Official Facebook Page.

As this situation evolves and affects more events TBNI.Blog will endeavour to keep you up to date.

The TBNI Road Racing Calendar will be updated as soon as new information comes to light so make sure you are subscribed to that : https://tbni.blog/road-racing-calendar/

You will also find new information as soon as it is available through the TBNI Facebook Page and TBNI Twitter Feed. So Follow those also

2021 Cookstown 100 Update : December 2020

Cookstown 100
2021 Cookstown 100 Update

2021 Cookstown 100 Update : December 2020

The Cookstown Club have released an information post / press release on the upcoming 2021 Cookstown 100 Races. With the Coronavirus pandemic still in full flow they have set out their plans and racing is still on the cards for 2021!


* Cookstown 2021 plans*

To avoid spectulation and second guessing for plans in 2021 for the cookstown 100 races, this is an update for competitors/teams and spectators.

Currently the Cookstown club hopes to run on the last weekend of April 2021.

Should the situation in regards to covid 19 still not be under control, the club has also been in contact with relevant bodies and have confirmed a back up date of 10th & 11th of September 2021 should we need to postpone our April date.

A decision will be made in March by the club and notice will be given well in advance, should we need to move from our preferred April date.

In regards to the current Covid situation and requirements for next year & to be able for the event to take place, although a vaccine is starting to be rolled out, from various conversations with outside bodies, it is clear already that restrictions will be in place in 2021.

Online booking system will also remain in place and limited competitor spaces may be required, and although we hope to have some lighter restrictions and protocols in place, there will however be restrictions which will have to be in place for this event and others to be approved and allowed to take place that is clear,especially as we continue to try for April date.

As like last year, there will be speculation and second guessing from some on this page and other various social media platforms in aspects of the event going ahead, insurance, goverment instructions etc. but again like last year, the club wish to advise both competitors/teams & spectators, that unless information is coming directly from the Cookstown Club, please take it with a pinch of salt.

We are well underway and things in place to be running the 88th Cookstown 100 races in 2021!!!

Any information which needs to be given to you all, will be done directly and as quickly as we know of it.

We were here last year with some who did not know what the club was doing behind scenes making out it wasn’t going to happen etc, but it did run and ran successfully.

Online booking will be opening again in January. However we have already issued a large amount of spaces via our christmas vouchers, so the availability will be even more limited than last year.

We will continue to provide any information quickly to keep everyone informed early.

But at this current time, everything is well underway to make sure Cookstown 100 is a go in 2021!!

CDMCCChairman 28/12/2020


Keep up with all the latest News on the Official Cookstown 100 Facebook Group, the Official Cookstown 100 Twitter Feed and the Official Cookstown 100 website.  

As this situation evolves and affects more events TBNI.Blog will endeavour to keep you up to date.

The TBNI Road Racing Calendar will be updated as soon as new information comes to light so make sure you are subscribed to that : https://tbni.blog/road-racing-calendar/

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Gymkhana 2020: Travis Pastrana Takeover

Gymkhana 2020: Travis Pastrana Takeover; Ultimate Hometown Shred in an 862hp Subaru STI :

Gymkhana 2020: Travis Pastrana Takeover; Ultimate Hometown Shred in an 862hp Subaru STI :

More than a decade-long rivalry between friends and rally drivers Travis Pastrana and Ken Block has culminated in a passing of the torch. Travis Pastrana is trying his hand at his own Gymkhana film, shot and edited by the same crew that makes all the Gymkhana films: Hoonigan Media Machine. Who’s the real winner here? You!

On a personal note I am a huge Ken Block fan, and love the Gymkhana videos. For me, as an ex-Subaru Impreza WRX STI Prodrive owner I was always a little biased towards the Subaru videos so was thrilled to see the Subaru back as the feature car.

I wasn’t too sure about Travis Pastrana being the featured driver, no disrespect intended, the guy is clearly a ridiculously skilful pilot, but, I am just a big Ken Block fan. However after about 12 seconds of watching this video my fears were quelled. Let’s just say it as it is… ‘WOWZERS!’

Pastrana nails Gymkhana 2020, is outstanding, so fair play to everyone involved in making this video, the talent in everything from the driving to the editing is just epic, and the Gorilla on the Segway is pretty skilful too!

Before you start, relax, turn up the resolution as high as your screen will let you, go full screen and if you have some decent headphones but them on and turn them up your mind is about to be blown!

Gymkhana 2020 is definitely something good to have come out of 2020!

PS – There is an extended edit coming in 2021!

TT 2021 Cancelled

TT 2021 Cancelled :

The speculation of will or won’t the TT 2021 run has now been answered.

The Isle of Man Government announced today that the next time the TT Races will run will be in 2022.

Press Release :


The Isle of Man Government today confirmed the cancellation of the 2022 TT Races. The next TT Races will bow take place in 2022, from Saturday 28th May to Saturday 11th June.

Laurence Skelly, MHK, Minister, Department for Enterprise, Isle of Man Government, said:

‘We do not underestimate the disappointment that this decision will cause to many people. However, we are making an early and logical decision to provide certainty and clarity to race fans and everyone else involved in our event. The TT relies on thousands of volunteers and officials across a wide range of organisations and we could not move responsibly towards operating to that date and commit to welcoming tens of thousands of people to the Island in June, despite the progress towards a vaccination programme globally and on the Island.’

‘We evaluated all possible options including moving the TT to a date later in the year but there are complexities and risks, including scaling up of certain infrastructure and critical delivery elements of the TT, as well as existing resident and visitor travel in late August, which would cause further disruption to thousands of people.’

‘We remain hopeful that the Classic TT and Manx Grand Prix can take place later in the year and we look forward to welcoming visitors to our Island again.’

Paul Phillips, TT Business Development Manager, Isle of Man Government Department for Enterprise added:

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2021 Cookstown 100 Tickets Released For Christmas : UPDATE – TICKETS NOW SOLD OUT

2021 Cookstown 100 Tickets :

Update : ALL CHRISTMAS TICKETS NOW SOLD!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/cookstown100/permalink/4759825317420853/

2021 Cookstown 100 Tickets : SOLD OUT

Further updates will be provided if and when additional tickets become available.


Press Release from the Official Cookstown 100 Group (Facebook) :


2021 Cookstown 100 Ticket
2021 Cookstown 100 Tickets

** PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT **

With the 2021 Cookstown 100 again being held as a ‘closed event’ and again running with limited number of spectators spaces available.

The club has now opened our online booking system for the next 5 weeks in the run up to Christmas for those searching for that extra gift idea.

Our voucher covers a full weekend package, which includes programme purchase, weekend wristband and a 2021 badge.Voucher is priced at £25.

To get your voucher, please book via PAYPAL and made payment to Cookstown100@hotmail.com (please use the family & friends option).

Please make sure to leave your name and address for postal requirements.

(Please note, one day package is the same price as a weekend package in 2021)

CDMCC

2021 Cookstown 100 Voucher
2021 Cookstown 100 Tickets

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2020 Cookstown 100 Gallery Updated

2020 Cookstown 100 Gallery Updated :

2020 Cookstown 100 Gallery
2020 Cookstown 100 Gallery

The 2020 Cookstown 100 Race Galleries have now been updated.

Sorry for the delay – but they are here now!

Just visit the link below, click on the race name and you will get the results card and a load of photos from the race… enjoy :

https://tbni.blog/2020/09/15/2020-cookstown-100-results/

I’ll be posting some of these images on Instagram throughout the winter and spring so please ‘follow’ it also : https://www.instagram.com/tbni.blog/

Thanks and enjoy…


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2021 Road Racing Schedule

2021 Road Racing Schedule :

Road Racing at the 2020 Cookstown 100
Road Racing at the 2020 Cookstown 100

It is obviously ridiculously early and things are subject to change (and are changing almost daily) thanks to Covid-19, however the Provisional 2021 Road racing Schedule has been complied and who could blame you for looking forward to some road racing after the year 2020 has been (with the exception of course of the fabulous 2020 Cookstown 100)!

Keep up to date with all changes and things Road Racing by subscribing (for free) to the TBNI.Blog Road Racing Calendar : https://tbni.blog/road-racing-calendar/

So far what we have – and NOTE these dates may change.

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2021 BSB Calendar Released

2021 BSB Calendar :

The 2021 British Superbike Championship provisional calendar has been announced today (Friday) following approval by its governing body, the MCRCB.
 
The 2021 calendar will follow a new format, with a schedule of UK tests ahead of a later start to the season, which launches at Oulton Park in Cheshire for the first time in championship history.

Obviously this calendar is subject to change, who knows what chaos Covid-19 will play on 2021 – fingers crossed for none!

BSB Dates 2021

2021 British Superbike Championship Calendar
RoundDateCircuit
1 May 1 – 3 Oulton Park
2 June 4 – 6 Thruxton
3 June 18 – 20 Snetterton 300
4 July 9 – 11 Knockhill
5 July 23 – 25 Brands Hatch GP
6 August 6 – 8 Donington Park National
7 August 20 – 22 Cadwell Park
8 September 10 – 12 Silverstone National
9 September 17 -19 Oulton Park
10 October 1 – 3  Donington Park GP 
11 October 15 – 17 Brands Hatch GP
2021 BSB Calendar

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