Armoy 2021 Road Races : Save the Date :

The 2021 Armoy Road Races will be the first road race in Northern Ireland in 2021. The Armoy Club have just tweeted their ‘Save the Date’ message – so in case you missed it…

Save the Date…

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2021 Manx Grand Prix and Classic TT Cancelled

Just 24 hours after the confirmed cancellation of the Southern 100 the final events on the Manx Road Racing 2021 Calendar have also been cancelled – the 2021 Manx Grand Prix and Classic TT. Covid-19 has now ensured that it will be 2022 at the earliest before we see any racing back on the Isle of Man.

The Isle of Man Government confirmed the news this morning and a press release has been made via Social Media – Manx Grand Prix Official Facebook Page.

2021 Classic TT Cancelled
2021 Classic TT Cancelled

ISLE OF MAN GOVERNMENT CONFIRMS CLASSIC TT AND MANX GRAND PRIX 2021 CANCELLED

Following extensive consultation with representatives from key operational groups, the Isle of Man Government has taken the decision to cancel this year’s Classic TT and Manx Grand Prix. The races were due to run from Sunday 22nd August to Friday 3rd September.

Laurence Skelly, Minister for the Department for Enterprise, Isle of Man Government confirmed the decision today, saying:

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2021 Southern 100 Cancelled

2021 Southern 100 Road Races have been cancelled.

The Isle of Man Southern 100 Club have confirmed via a Facebook Post that their 2021 event is now cancelled due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic.

2021 Southern 100 Cancelled
2021 Southern 100 Cancelled

2021 Southern 100 Becomes a Victim of Covid Virus

It is with much regret that the Directors of Southern 100 Racing must announce that the 2021 Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Southern 100 Road Races have been cancelled due to the ongoing Corona Virus pandemic and the uncertainty of the Isle of Man borders being fully open to general travel by July.

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Isle of Wight Diamond Races Postponed Until 2022

Isle of Wight Diamond Races Postponed Until 2022
Isle of Wight Diamond Races Postponed Until 2022

Isle of Wight Diamond Races Postponed Until 2022 :

It is hardly surprising but the Isle of Wight Diamond Races have been postponed until 2022 due to the ongoing Covid 19 Pandemic.

The event was due to launch in October 2021 but with ongoing travel restrictions, uncertainty around vaccines and when the restrictions are likely to lift the organisers have made the unfortunate but understandable decision to postpone the event.

Founder of the event and team leader Paul Sandford told bikesportnews.com: “We have got all the permissions in place from the Isle of Wight council and the ACU and we know what we need to do.

“These include traffic management plans, course preparation and managing teams to get on and off the island. So there’s a lot of money to be spent. But the big unknown we have got is covid so given the challenges we have we took the decision to move it to 2022.”

Coronavirus just keep on adding to list of events that have to be postponed and or cancelled and the Diamond Races inaugural event is the latest to fall victim.


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2021 Irish National Road Races Again Takes Covid-19 Hit

2021 Irish National Road Races
2021 Irish National Road Races

All 2021 Irish (ROI) National Road Races have now been cancelled – with the exception of the 2021 Skerries 100. Kells was the first to declare early last week, but two days later and the entire Irish schedule took a further hit when the Munster 100, Walderstown : Race of the South, and the Faugheen 50 all confirmed that they too would not run in 2021.

That means that at this moment the only chance of any Irish Road Racing comes from Skerries 100 on 3rd – 4th July 2021. This event is still under constant review by the organisers.

The picture isn’t much better in Northern Ireland (and the Isle of Man which has also cancelled the 2021 TT Races).

Cookstown 100 has been postponed and the organisers hope to run it on 10th – 11th September 2021. Armoy still plans to run on 30th – 31st July 2021, both events are under review by the respective clubs. The Tandragee 100 and North West 200 are both confirmed as cancelled.

It is going to be another very difficult year for all the riders, teams and organising clubs. 2022 is going to need to a lot of support, so when the dates get announced and the TBNI Road Racing Calendar gets updated get those dates into your own personal calendars and book the weekend off work, there is going to be a lot of racing to get done!


Irish / Northern Irish 2021 Provisional Road Racing Calendar
Irish / Northern Irish 2021 Provisional Road Racing Calendar

2021 North West 200 Cancelled

2021 North West 200 Road Races have been cancelled.

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

2021 North West 200 Cancelled
2021 North West 200 Cancelled

2021 fonaCAB Nicholl Oils North West 200 cancelled.

It is with great regret that the Coleraine and District Motor Club Ltd has to announce the cancellation of the 2021 fonaCAB Nicholl Oils North West 200.

The official advice from government and public health officials has made it clear the effects of Coronavirus will remain with us for some considerable time to come, despite the roll out of the vaccination programme. In those circumstances, and after much consideration, the Club committee feels it would be impossible to run this year’s event.

A contingency plan that involved delaying race week from May until August has been given full consideration. However, with so much time, expense and personnel involved in the planning and preparation of the NW200, the risk in pursuing such a plan is too great because of continued uncertainty around both the effects of the virus on our community and the extent of the restrictions aimed at suppressing it.

The Coleraine Club’s main priority must be to ensure the safety and wellbeing of not only those involved in the event, but also the residents of the north coast area and further afield. It would be extremely difficult, if not impossible, for the organisers to limit the number of people who travel to the area during race week which, in turn, could pose a significant risk to the local population. That is a situation that cannot be contemplated.

Although extremely disappointing, the decision to cancel the NW200 for the second year in a row is the only responsible course of action the Coleraine Club can take. We would like to offer our sincere thanks to all of our loyal sponsors, officials and volunteers for their understanding and support.

We also apologise for any inconvenience caused by the cancellation and hope that this timely intervention can assist the teams and competitors who would normally take part in to our event in making alternative plans.

The Coleraine and District Motor Club would also like to thank everyone who has supported us by retaining their bookings through this difficult period.

Our reservations team will be in contact in the coming weeks as we now look forward to 2022 when a provisional date of May 8-14 has been allocated for what we hope will be the return of race week at Ireland’s largest motorcycle sporting event.

Until then we ask that everyone stays safe and follows the official advice in support of those in the front line of the battle against Coronavirus.

Issued by Coleraine and District Motor Club Ltd.

19/1/2021


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2021 Cookstown 100 Postponed

2021 Cookstown 100 Postponed
2021 Cookstown 100 Postponed

The 2021 Cookstown 100 has been postponed. The Cookstown Club made an official statement on 18th January 2021 confirming that their April 2021 would not be going ahead. All is not lost though, it has been postponed until September…


**OFFICIAL STATEMENT**

The directors of Cookstown & District Motorcycle Club (RR) Ltd held various conversations over the last few weeks in regards to the 2021 Cookstown 100 event which had been scheduled to take place on the last weekend in April 2021.

After receiving advice and information from various bodies in regards to the current situation within our community with the ongoing pandemic, the club has taken the decision to postpone our event until the 10th & 11th of September 2021.

We as organisers of the event are extremely disappointed, but we must put the health and safety of our residents, officials, competitors and spectators first.

Whilst it is welcomed that the current vaccine process has began, the time frame of which the vaccine will be distributed to everyone in the community, means the timing of our event in April brings too much uncertainty to competitors, spectators and of coarse to the club ourselves.

While this may come as a disappointment to many, we must act in a responsible way and allow time for the vaccine to help protect the community and also allow time for the NHS to become less overwhelmed.

We hope that by giving extra time in 2021 before running our event, we are in a much better position in our community by September and we will bring another great few days racing, just as we did in 2020.

Yours in sport

CDMCC Chairman

John Dillon


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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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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


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