World Champion Jonathan Rea Launches 2017 Cornmarket Motorbike Awards

Motorbike Awards

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World Superbike Champion Jonathan Rea will be one of the star guests at next year’s Cornmarket Motorbike Awards. The Kawasaki rider will undoubtedly be the favourite to retain the event’s most coveted prize, the Irish Motorcyclist of the Year, when the winners are revealed on January 27th in Belfast’s Ramada Plaza Hotel. Rea made a flying pit stop to Northern … Read More

Minister Paul Given Announces Significant Investment In North West 200 Safety Measures

North West 200 Update

Minister Paul Given Announces Significant Investment In North West 200 Safety Measures

Communities Minister Paul Givan MLA, today announced funding of £124,000 towards improved safety measures for the North West 200. Speaking from Stormont today, accompanied by Mervyn Whyte MBE, Event Director, and competitors John McGuinness and Lee Johnston, the Minister said: “It is important that we do what we can to make the races a safe and memorable experience for everyone … Read More

Air Ambulance Ni Receives £10,000 From Charity Golf Tournament Held During Vauxhall International North West 200

Air Ambulance NI, Charity

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Air Ambulance NI Receives £10,000 From Charity Golf Tournament At Royal Portrush During Vauxhall International North West 200 Race Week. The Air Ambulance NI charity has received a cheque for £10,000 raised in a pro-am celebrity golf tournament held at Royal Portrush Golf Club during the Vauxhall International North West 200 race week in May, 2016. “We are delighted to … Read More

Vauxhall International North West 200 Receives Top Volunteer Award

Volunteer

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 2016: Vauxhall International North West 200 Event Director, Mervyn Whyte, MBE, receives the Investing in Volunteers Award from Wendy Osborne, OBE, the CEO Volunteer Now. Also included are Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens, Cllr Moira Hickey, Caron Young Public Relations Officer CCAGBC and NW200 volunteers Cathal Cunning, Sean Canny and Mervyn Lyttle.

The Vauxhall International North West 200 has been awarded the prestigious Investing in Volunteers quality standard for volunteer management. The award was made after an extensive auditing and assessment process of the event’s volunteering programme by Volunteer Now. The North West 200 calls on an army of 800 volunteers each year to help with circuit set-up, marshalling, hospitality, administration and … Read More

Air Ambulance Ni & Headway Receive Funds From Mayors Charity Black Tie Event

Air Ambulance NI

Air Ambulance And Headway recieve funds from Mayors Black Tie Event

Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Michelle Knight-McQuillan; Armoy Road Races’ Clerk of the Course, Bill Kennedy; Air Ambulance NI’s Ian Crowe; The Vauxhall International North West 200 Event Director, Mervyn Whyte MBE; and Chair Frances McGarry and Causeway Representative from Headway. Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Michelle Knight-McQuillan, supported by The Vauxhall … Read More

REME assist with Vauxhall International North West 200 preparation

Course Preparation

North West 200 preparation

Members of 157Fd Coy REME (R) assisted Coleraine and District Motor Club in preparing for this year’s Vauxhall International North West 200 by working on course preparation, providing scrutineering assistants during Race Week and helping dismantle the circuit after the event ended. REME assisted the course managers by providing suitably qualified personnel over three weekends to install lorry loads of … Read More

The History of the NW200 Highlights of the 1990’s

Merchandise

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The makers of the BBC programme “HOW THE NORTH WEST WAS WON” have been revisiting the history over the past few years to expand selected decades into a feature length DVD. The first of these, released last year, was called “JOEY DUNLOP- THE NW200 WINS” and covered the 1980’s period. This new programme “HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 1990’s” takes a close … Read More

Ryan Farquhar Recovers From North West 200 Crash Injuries

North West 200 News

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Ryan Farquhar’s Wife Karen Recalls The Moment She Knew Her Husband Was “going To Be Still With Us.” ‘I can’t thank the doctors enough who saved my life.’ Ryan Farquhar says in his first interview since his crash during last Thursday’s Supertwins race at the Vauxhall International North West 200. ‘Money couldn’t pay them for what they have done for … Read More

Updated Statement on Riders in Hospital

North West 200 Update

Northwest 200 update

Fermanagh rider Paul Gartland crashed at University in yesterdays’ Superstock race at the Vauxhall International North West 200. Paul returned to the paddock but was admitted to Causeway hospital on Saturday night and then transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast where he has received treatment and is in a stable condition.