THE Armoy Road Races Bike Week gets underway in a few weeks, with a packed programme of events that promises something for everyone!
The week kicks off on Sunday 19th July with the popular annual Bike Run and Barbeque, which will head off to Glenarm, before returning to Armoy for a couple of laps of the circuit and to Tilly Molloy’s for refreshments. Last year, over 100 riders signed on for this now very popular tour of the Causeway Coast and Glens. This can all be enjoyed for only £10!
William Munnis, Chairman of the Course, said, “Bike Week is incredibly exciting and you can tell everyone is eager for the main races on Saturday, as the anticipation builds throughout the week. The Armoy Road Races aren’t just good fun for the locals, but we’ve seen a dramatic increase in tourism over the years. We even have a couple from New Zealand who are coming to the event.
“During the week, we’ve various activities organised in the area and this year, we are hosting a ‘Renegade Strongman’ demonstration where some of Europe’s Strongest Men will be conducting amazing feats of strength.
“Wednesday sees a Classic Car Display, featuring beautiful classic cars. Ballymoney Old Vehicle Club will be visiting Tilly Molloy’s at 7.00pm with all types of vehicles, including trucks.
“Thursday celebrates our racing heritage with a gathering of the Coleraine Motorcycle Club and Japanese Vintage Club bikes from our racing past, all before the Miss Armoy Competition, which is taking place in the Club’s VIP Corporate Hospitality Marquee to the front of the paddock.
“As one of the major highlights of Bike Week, Miss Armoy welcomes young women from all over Northern Ireland and the local area to come along and enjoy a great night’s craic at Armoy. We will have music from local band ‘Roll the Dice’, but be sure not to get too merry, as practice for the race will take place on Friday! As per last year we’ll have the first of our road races on Friday night – it’s the Supersport Race 1 600cc.
“On Saturday, road racing begins in earnest in Armoy with the SGS International ‘Race of Legends’, which consists of a full 11 Race Day programme including a Parade Lap and a Demonstration Lap. Our Corporate and VIP guests will be enjoying the races in style at our fabulous VIP Corporate Hospitality Marquee.
“Roads close on Friday from 12:30pm opening no later than 9:30pm. On Saturday, roads close from 10:00am and reopen no later than 7:30pm.
The event is part funded by Tourism Northern Ireland and Bike Week runs from Sunday 19th July until Saturday 25th July 2015 with the SGS International ‘Race of Legends’ featuring on the Saturday 25th July 2015.
Please support the Armoy Road Races by buying a programme. They are available from the AMRRC office and the Petrol Station in Armoy from the Saturday 18th July 2015 and cost £10.00.
For more information visit www.amrrc.com or search for ‘AMRRC’ on Facebook and join the official fan page and you can also follow us on twitter at @ArmoyRoadRaces.
Practice and race times
FRIDAY 24th July: Practice Day, 600cc Supersport Race: Roads close from 12.30pm to allow for race practice and re-open no later than 9.30 pm. The 600cc Supersport Race will be held during the course of the evening’s practice.
Saturday 25th July: The SGS International ‘Race of Legends’: Roads close from 10.00 am for racing and reopen no later than 7.30pm.