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 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
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
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
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 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’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
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.