2020 Cookstown 100 Press Release : 4th August 2020

2020 Cookstown 100 is scheduled for 11-12 September 2020

2020 Cookstown 100 : Press Release

Working towards the race

The Cookstown & District Motor Cycle Club have confirmed, that, the postponed race meeting, will now take place on Friday and Saturday 11th/12th September.

Following the recent COVID 19 updates, the club is now in the position to put the final touches to their plans for what will be the Only road race to take place in 2020.

For the event to take place, the Club has taken a sensible and responsible approach, working with Sport NI and other various bodies, which will result in some significant changes.

Spectator numbers will be restricted to 1000 on Friday and 1600 on Saturday, and will only be allowed in designated areas.

The KDM Hire Cookstown 100 will be a “Closed Event”, a successful online Booking system has been in operation, which has enabled the organizers to follow the strict guidelines put in place by Department for Communities & NI Sports Forum.

A race programme which will include a unique wristband will be posted out to everyone who has used the Booking system

Only those with a Wristband will gain access

There will be 10 designated spectator areas located around the 1.7 mile circuit. These areas will allow a maximum number of spectators in each so that any regulations in respect to mass gatherings in one area can be maintained and managed.

Read more2020 Cookstown 100 Press Release : 4th August 2020

2020 Cookstown Races Cause Contention?

2020 Cookstown 100 Provisional Dates
2020 Cookstown 100 Provisional Dates

2020 Cookstown Races Cause Contention?

UPDATE : 26/05/2020 : The MCUI(UC) have issued a statement – read it here.

So far the entire Irish, Northern Irish and Manx Road Racing Season has been completely cancelled, with one exception – the 2020 Cookstown 100.

The Cookstown Club have always said that their 2020 event was postponed, rather than cancelled, and have recently confirmed that they are looking at running the event on 11th and 12 September 2020, however have also stated that it will most likely be a restricted numbers and ticket only event.

This is where the contention arises. From my own reading most people have been positive about it – welcoming the thought of a 2020 event, citing it as something to look forward too after what has been a reasonably horrendous 2020, for many, so far.

Others feel differently, suggesting running the event could put the Health Service under undue stress and pressure and having a gathering of people, or even planning such a gathering with the global and local pandemic still at a very dangerous point is just not wise.

Personally I am still on the fence.

If (supported by science and health advice) the event can be run safely, adhering to any restrictions still imposed by law and more importantly incorporating good common sense and have full medical cover – then why not?

Read more2020 Cookstown Races Cause Contention?

2020 Killalane Road Races Cancelled

2020 Killalane Road Races Cancelled :

2020 Killalane Road Races Cancelled
2020 Killalane / East Coast Festival of Racing Cancelled

The 2020 Killalane Road Races / East Coast Racing Festival has been cancelled due to the ongoing global covid-19 pandemic. Here is the press release.


Following guidance from our governing body Motorcycling Ireland, it is with regret that we announce the cancellation of the East Coast Motorcycling Festival 2020. 

We appreciate all the work that has already gone into the event, however, it’s the safety of our members, supporters, riders and the wider community that is paramount during these unprecedented times.

We hope you and your families stay safe and see you all again for an even bigger and better 2021.

East Coast MCC


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2020 Walderstown Road Races Cancelled

2020 Walderstown Road Races Cancelled :

2020 Walderstown Road Races Cancelled :
2020 Walderstown Road Races

The Fore Motorcycle Racing Club CLG have announced that the 2020 Walderstown Race of the South Road Races have been cancelled. The press release is as below :


Following confirmation from our governing body Motorcycling Ireland (SC), advising that “all events are cancelled” “for the foreseeable future”. We have taken the decision to cancel the race of the south. walderstown in 2020.

Which we are all very disappointed. We understand it’s in everyone’s best interest

We be back bigger and better in 2021. 

Your in sport. 

Michael Halpin 
Club chairman


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2020 Skerries 100 Cancelled

2020 Skerries 100 Cancelled :

2020 Skerries 100 Cancelled
2020 Skerries 100 Cancelled

The 2020 Skerries 100 Road Races have been cancelled. The press release from the club is below.


Following confirmation from our governing body Motorcycling Ireland (SC), advising that “all events are cancelled” “for the foreseeable future”. We have taken the decision to cancel the Skerries 100 in 2020.

Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club acknowledge it takes a huge effort from many individuals and groups to organise and run our event. Our local community and the wider road race community are our biggest concern at this difficult time. In both communities, we have people that come from all walks of life, people who could in the coming weeks, be working on the front line or indeed have their lives severely impacted due to this current crisis. Our thoughts are with you all.

We thank everyone that made the 2019 Country Crest Skerries 100 such a success and we look forward to your continued support, working with us to make the 75th anniversary Skerries 100 in 2021 even bigger and better.

Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club Committee


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2020 Munster 100 Road Races Cancelled

2020 Munster 100 Road Races Cancelled :

2020 Munster 100 Road Races Cancelled
2020 Munster 100 Road Races Cancelled

The 2020 Munster 100 (Cork) Road Races have been cancelled. The press release from the club is below.

Keep up with all the latest News on the Munster 100 Motorcycle Roads Races Official Twitter Page and Facebook Page.

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2020 Faugheen 50 Road Races Cancelled

2020 Faugheen 50 Road Races Cancelled : The following press release has been issued by the club :

2020 Faugheen 50 Road Races Cancelled
2020 Faugheen 50 Road Races Cancelled

Faugheen 50 Supporters Club Ltd

Keever’s Pub Faugheen 50 Road Races – 18th & 19th July 2020

Following official confirmation from our Governing Body, Motorcycle Ireland, it is with regret that we confirm the cancellation of Keevers Pub Faugheen 50 road races on 18th & 19th July 2020.

As a club we want to respect those of our members, officials, sponsors, racers & residents who are currently working in Frontline Services & not ask them to do more work voluntarily on our road races in the weeks leading up to our road race, over race weekend & the week following our road race just when they may need a break. We wish everyone working in Frontline Services the very best in the difficult weeks & months ahead. It is really true, not all hero’s wear capes.

To our road racing family, we hope you understand our concern for our families, friends & colleagues & our wish to support them in the only way we feel we can in these difficult times. 

We will be back bigger & better in July 2021 & we hope you will make the trip to Faugheen to watch terrific road racing & have a bit of craic with our wonderful residents & ourselves. 

In the meantime, take care & if you are passing anywhere near Faugheen, you will find some of our club members enjoying a coffee & scone or a pint in Keever’s Pub in the village. Call in as there is nothing more we like than to have a catch up chat. 

See in July 2021

Yours in Sport on behalf of the club members,

Maeve Walsh 

Race Secretary 

Faugheen 50 Supporters Club Ltd

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The Future of Irish Road Racing is in the Balance

This post is now even more poignant given the postponements and cancellation of many 2020 events due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. Please take the time to read and digest…

I am going to ‘Stickie’ this post until around the start of the Season because I think all road racing fans need to read and share it. The future of Irish Road Racing is in the balance and that balance is slowing tipping the wrong way!

It is relatively bleak reading, but it raises some very valid points. In 2020 we have definitely lost the Enniskillen Road Races with that event opting to relocate to a circuit. Also the Ulster Grand Prix looks very like it will not have a 2020 event – its future beyond that looks grim if the rumoured figures of debt are even remotely true and Cookstown have went on record saying that another bad year or two will put their event in real jeopardy.

Does motorcycle road racing on public roads in Ireland have a future?

2019 Ulster Grand Prix
2019 Ulster Grand Prix

Read moreThe Future of Irish Road Racing is in the Balance

2019 Road Racing Season is Over

End of Season
End of Season

The 2019 Road Racing Season is now over (with the exception of Macau).

You will notice a bit of a change in the site content over the coming winter months – with more ‘tech’ content. Just go with it, you might even like it – and be safe in the knowledge that when the bikes are back on the roads all the important info will still be here.

If you have no interest in anything that else that the site has to offer I won’t hold that against you either – just bookmark or save the site to your favourites and I will see you again in April 2020!

In the meantime make sure you subscribe to the TBNI Road Racing Calendar – as always it is free, keep up to date and already is starting to get the 2020 dates added to it. If you haven’t already subscribed have a read and get that sorted.

TBNI Road Racing Calendar – Click Here for Detailed Instructions on How to Subscribe.

See you in April 2020

2019 East Coast Racing Festival Results (Killalane)

The 2019 East Coast Racing Festival concludes the 2019 Irish Road Racing Season.

Unfortunately I couldn’t get anywhere near Killalane due to a mechanical incident with my bike – well some a**e left a massive screw on the M1 motorway near Dublin and ruined my chances of getting anywhere near the racing.  So thanks for that you inconsiderate t**t!

However well done to all involved in the event.  If you would like a decent recap of the event check out the 

Official East Coast Racing Festival Facebook Page :  https://www.facebook.com/eastcoastmcc/

or a great source of live Road Racing News from the events : 

https://www.twitter.com/ahardybreed

125cc Championship Race
125cc Championship Race
Classic 250-350 Championship Race
Classic 250-350 Championship Race
600 Non Championship
600 Non Championship
Junior Support - Championship Race
Junior Support – Championship Race

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Senior Support Championship Rerun
Senior Support Championship Rerun
Championship Race
Championship Race
OPEN Championship Race
OPEN Championship Race
Supertwins Championship Race
Supertwins Championship Race
Grand Final
Grand Final

No results available from speedhive – but a massive ‘well done’ is deserved for Melissa Kennedy – the first female to win an Irish National Road Race!