Carole Nash
Content Writer
Published: 24th July 2014

Bikers and residents from across the Mid-Antrim area in Northern Ireland are expected to head up the A26 for this year’s Armoy Race Week, the Antrim Times reports.

The local newspaper noted that with the popular Mid-Antrim ‘150’ road race not being held this year, many people would instead head to the week-long event in Armoy, which is taking place this week.

Quoting clerk of the course Bill Kennedy, the Antrim Times reported that the race week features a series of events, including a race by members of the local Ballymoney Cycling Club, who planned to ride nine laps of the circuit, totalling 27 miles. The event will also celebrate the area’s racing history with a gathering of the Coleraine Motorcycle Club and Japanese Vintage Club. The new 600cc Supersport race, a first for this year, will be held on Friday night.

Other attractions set to take place during Armoy Race Week include a vintage car display show, as well as a performance by local Garth Brooks tribute act Jason Hughes. The Miss Armoy competition will be held on Friday at St Olcan’s Hall.

Kennedy said that Armoy Race Week is an opportunity for the area to attract more people. There is something for everyone to enjoy, both young and old, fans and family, he added.