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 specialist safety equipment.
During Race Week 157 Fd Coy were joined by a party of four from 2CS Bn REME. Alongside their scrutineering work, the servicemen helped raise funds for the Air Ambulance Northern Ireland and Lee Johnston’s F13K cancer which raises money for the Marie Curie Cancer charity. Autographs of every competitor were obtained on t-shirts and gave back to the charities for auction.
During Bike Week the REME personnel received a number of technical presentations from Dunlop Tyres Race Support and Development Team, Ohilins Advanced Suspensions Technology, Valvoline Padgetts Honda and the Tyco BMW race teams as well as NW200 Communications Manager, John Crichton, who operates the Race Control Centre.