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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2020 Tandragee 100 Postponed

The 2020 Tandragee 100 has been postponed. The 60th Anniversary of the County Armagh Road Races is the latest event to fall victim of of the covid-19 outbreak.

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.

The full press release from the club is as follows :

2020 Tandragee 100 Postponed : Pic by Stephen Davison
2020 Tandragee 100 Postponed : Pic by Stephen Davison

***Press Release – 60th Anniversary Around A Pound Tandragee 100 Postponed***

First and foremost, the safety of our society, more than ever, has to come first. 

Read more2020 Tandragee 100 Postponed

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 Tandragee 100 Photos : (Qualifying & Race Day)

2019 Tandragee 100
2019 Tandragee 100

You are bound to already know that the 2019 Tandragee 100 was a cracker.

Derek McGee took four wins, Derek Shiels nipping the 1st Superbike Open Race from him in a day that was full of duels and mass brawls all down the grid.

The weather was glorious – maybe a little chilly for the weaker amongst us, but all in all glorious.  The event was smoothly run without any major hiccups.

Again due to other commitments I was restricted to using the camera phone again but I have uploaded the useable photos.

Maybe you will see your favourite racer, maybe you will see yourself.  I appreciate the quality certainly isn’t professional but if see something you want to use, please do so – just don’t claim it to be your own.  That is all I ask.

Want to read more about the 2019 Tandragee 100?  Then check out these links :

2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Session

2019 Tandragee 100 Results

Read more2019 Tandragee 100 Photos : (Qualifying & Race Day)

2019 Tandragee 100 Results

2019 Tandragee 100

What a day!

Wall to wall sunshine and huge crowds brought the 2019 Tandragee 100 to life, and the amazing racing – all day – along with some superb organisation made it an event to remember!

As soon as racing started it flowed almost perfectly with only one slight delay to clean up a minor oil spill and one further unfortunate delay following a race incident in which Adam McLean was separated from his machine in what was a really hotly contested battle between himself and Derek McGee – Their fastest laps were only separated by a mere 0.122s!

2019 Tandragee 100 : Derek McGee on his way to 4 race wins

More importantly Adam is doing well and I would like to wish him a very speedy recovery and return the roads.  The talent he had on display here this weekend was simply astounding!

It was another phenomenal day for Derek McGee, taking 4 race wins, Derek Shiels taking the ‘McCrum’s Motorcycles Aprilla Open Superbike Race‘ from him at the line in an amazing race nipping McGee to that victory by 0.4 seconds.

McGee got his own back though in the ‘Around A Pound Tandragee 100 Final‘ – with Shiels leading until the final lap McGee managed to nip back just before the line taking the victory with 0.195 seconds to spare!

2019 Tandragee 100 : Derek McGee on his way to 4 race wins
2019 Tandragee 100 : Derek McGee on his way to 4 race wins

Crowd favourite (and one of mine), Guy Martin, was out on his Classic Bullet 3 BSA and raced really well, taking second on the road behind Dean Stimpson (in a great battle that lasted the entire race), and winning his class in the ‘Millside Engineering / R Heatrick / W McCombe / Woolsey Concrete Classic.

2019 Tandragee 100 : Dean Stimpson and Guy Martin locked in battle in the Classic Race 2019 Tandragee 100 : Dean Stimpson and Guy Martin locked in battle in the Classic Race

It was great to see Tandragee buzzing – hopefully there were a few new spectators who came along, because if that was your first road race experience you should be hooked.  Tandragee 2019 had it all – loads of racing, minimal unavoidable delays, great structure and awesome weather.  

2019 Tandragee 100 2019 Tandragee 100

2019 Tandragee 100 2019 Tandragee 100 : DM71 Davy Morgan in hot pursuit
 
2019 Tandragee 100 2019 Tandragee 100 : I’m sure you seen this Ducati on its back wheel!
 
2019 Tandragee 100 2019 Tandragee 100 : Guy Martin took the 1000cc Classic Class win

2019 Tandragee 100 Results :

2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 1 : rapid International Supersport 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 1 : rapid International Supersport 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 1 : Rapid International Supersport

2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 2 : Principle Insurance Junior Support 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 2 : Principle Insurance Junior Support 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 2 : Principle Insurance Junior Support

2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 3 : McCrum's Motorcycles Aprilla Open 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 3 : McCrum's Motorcycles Aprilla Open 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 3 : McCrum’s Motorcycles Aprilla Open

2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 4 : Millside Engineering / R Heatrick / W McCombe / Woolsey Concrete Classic 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 4 : Millside Engineering / R Heatrick / W McCombe / Woolsey Concrete Classic 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 4 : Millside Engineering / R Heatrick / W McCombe / Woolsey Concrete Classic

By Class : 

2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 4 : Millside Engineering / R Heatrick / W McCombe / Woolsey Concrete Classic 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 4 : Millside Engineering / R Heatrick / W McCombe / Woolsey Concrete Classic 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 4 : Millside Engineering / R Heatrick / W McCombe / Woolsey Concrete Classic

2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 5 : Tayto Supertwin / Supermono / Magee Plumbing 250cc Plumbing 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 5 : Tayto Supertwin / Supermono / Magee Plumbing 250cc Plumbing 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 5 : Tayto Supertwin / Supermono / Magee Plumbing 250cc Plumbing

By Class : 

2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 5 : Tayto Supertwin / Supermono / Magee Plumbing 250cc Plumbing 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 5 : Tayto Supertwin / Supermono / Magee Plumbing 250cc Plumbing 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 5 : Tayto Supertwin / Supermono / Magee Plumbing 250cc Plumbing

2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 6 : City Autos Moto 3 / Groucho's Portadown Recycling LWSS / Downshire Coaches Forgotten Era 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 6 : City Autos Moto 3 / Groucho's Portadown Recycling LWSS / Downshire Coaches Forgotten Era 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 6 : City Autos Moto 3 / Groucho’s Portadown Recycling LWSS / Downshire Coaches Forgotten Era


By Class : 

2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 6 : City Autos Moto 3 / Groucho's Portadown Recycling LWSS / Downshire Coaches Forgotten Era 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 6 : City Autos Moto 3 / Groucho's Portadown Recycling LWSS / Downshire Coaches Forgotten Era 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 6 : City Autos Moto 3 / Groucho's Portadown Recycling LWSS / Downshire Coaches Forgotten Era 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 6 : City Autos Moto 3 / Groucho’s Portadown Recycling LWSS / Downshire Coaches Forgotten Era

2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 7 : Wood's Supervalu Senior Support 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 7 : Wood's Supervalu Senior Support 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 7 : Wood’s Supervalu Senior Support

2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 8 : Around A Pound Tandragee 100 Grand Final 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 8 : Around A Pound Tandragee 100 Grand Final 2019 Tandragee 100 : Race 8 : Around A Pound Tandragee 100 Grand Final

Next Up : North West 200

2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Session

2019 Tandragee 100

Friday’s qualifying session is over (03/05/2019) and we really were treated to a great start to the 2019 Tandragee 100.  Maybe a little bit chilly, but other than that it was dry, bright and just a little breezy. 

A full evening of 8 practice and qualifying sessions has laid out what is bound to be a great Race Day tomorrow.  Derek McGee showing his class again with three pole positions lined up for tomorrow and don’t forget Derek Shiels, Adam McLean and Michael Sweeney who have all showed their intentions are are snapping at McGee’s heels!

Another great and welcome surprise was that of Guy Martin and his 750 Custom BSA, which will be running in the Classics.  Guy has always said he loved Tandragee and he has shown that love with an appearance at this year’s event and looking at the times he has been laying down he wants on that podium and is about 3 seconds off the top spot on it!

2019 Tandragee 100 : Guy Martin's Custom 750 BSA Classic 2019 Tandragee 100 : Guy Martin’s Custom 750 BSA Classic

When things got running after the roads closed they never stopped.  A full Practice and Qualifying Session ran pretty much seamlessly with one one race incident in which Robert McCrum came off his Monosport in the evening’s final qualifying session.  lick edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

2019 Tandragee 100 : Davy Morgan 71 2019 Tandragee 100 : Davy Morgan 71

2019 Tandragee 100 : The pack chasing Indy

2019 Tandragee 100 : Derek McGee aiming for a second Man of the Meeting this year? 2019 Tandragee 100 : Derek McGee aiming for a second Man of the Meeting this year?

2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Newcomers Free Practice 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Newcomers Free Practice 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Newcomers Free Practice

By Class :

2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Newcomers Free Practice 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Newcomers Free Practice 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Newcomers Free Practice

2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Junior Support Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Junior Support Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Junior Support Qualifying

2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Supersport Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Supersport Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Supersport Qualifying

2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Classic Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Classic Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Classic Qualifyiing

By Class : 

2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Classic Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Classic Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Classic Qualifying

2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Superbike Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Superbike Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Superbike Qualifying

2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Moto 3 / SS300 / Lightweight Supersport / Forgotten Era Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Moto 3 / SS300 / Lightweight Supersport / Forgotten Era Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Moto 3 / SS300 / Lightweight Supersport / Forgotten Era Qualifying

By Class : 

2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Moto 3 / SS300 / Lightweight Supersport / Forgotten Era Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Moto 3 / SS300 / Lightweight Supersport / Forgotten Era Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Moto 3 / SS300 / Lightweight Supersport / Forgotten Era Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Moto 3 / SS300 / Lightweight Supersport / Forgotten Era Qualifying

2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Senior Support Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Senior Support Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Senior Support Qualifying

2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Supertwin / Supermono / 250GP Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Supertwin / Supermono / 250GP Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Supertwin / Supermono / 250GP Qualifying

By Class : 

2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Supertwin / Supermono / 250GP Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Supertwin / Supermono / 250GP Qualifying 2019 Tandragee 100 Practice Sessions : Supertwin / Supermono / 250GP Qualifying

So the scene is set for a brilliant Saturday Race Day!  See you there, buy a program, bring a coat – it is going to be chilly – but bring suncream cos the sun is coming – it is going to be a glorious day!

2019 Tandragee 100 Weather Outlook 2019 Tandragee 100 Weather Outlook

2018 Tandragee 100 Race Day Gallery (05/05/2018)

2018 Tandragee 100 Race Day Gallery (05/05/2018) :

For full results and timings from the practice and qualifying sessions on 04/05/2018 click here : https://tbni.blog/2018/05/04/2018-around-a-pound-tandragee-100-qualifying-practice-results-timings-friday-4th-may-2018/

For full results and timings from race day on 05/05/2018 click here : https://tbni.blog/2018/05/05/2018-around-a-pound-tandragee-100-race-day-results-timings-saturday-5th-may-2018/

A quick gallery of some of the action from 5th May 2018 from Race Day at the 2018 Tandragee 2018 :

William Dunlop at the 2018 Tandragee 100
William Dunlop at the 2018 Tandragee 100
Derek Sheils gets the wheel up at the 2018 Tandragee 2018
Derek Sheils gets the wheel up at the 2018 Tandragee 2018
The Classics put on an outstanding race at the 2018 Tandragee 100
The Classics put on an outstanding race at the 2018 Tandragee 100

Read more2018 Tandragee 100 Race Day Gallery (05/05/2018)

2018 Around A Pound Tandragee 100 Race Day Results & Timings (Saturday 5th May 2018)

Here are all the times, all the splits, all the categories and all the results from the 2018 Around A Pound Tandragee 100 Race Day.

A full gallery of images from the day’s action is still to follow, but honestly it was a glorious day with what can only be described as an epic Tandragee 100 Feature Race. I won’t spoil the result – just keep scrolling to see it, but know this, we got a new lap record from the winner at 2:55:11s!

For a gallery of the action and racers from race day (05/05/2018) click here : https://tbni.blog/2018/05/23/2018-tandragee-100-race-day-gallery-05-05-2018/

Read more2018 Around A Pound Tandragee 100 Race Day Results & Timings (Saturday 5th May 2018)

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!