Ride It Right In The Pits

Ride It Right www.rideitright.org featured at the motorcycle races at Easter for the Irish Superbike Easter Festival Races at Bishopscourt Racing Circuit near Downpatrick.

High speeds in the safe environment of Bishopscourt was the order of the weekend.

Ride it Right’s message for road riders “Ride Within Your Limits” whether riding to or from where ever you are going on the weekend, stay within your limits, think to go no farther than your abilities can handle.

Don’t think you know everything and nothing can happen to you. Experienced riders have accidents once in a while.

From watching the preparation for and the race action, Right To Ride brought a few insights back from Bishopscourt, which was promoted by Motorcycle Road Racing Club of Ireland and Killinchy & District MCC.

How Do You Prepare For Your Ride?

You may just wheel the bike out of the garage get suited and booted, pop your helmet on, start your engine and set off.

Watching on the Thursday night when the bikes are scrutinised for practice and racing as well as preparation by riders and teams in the paddock including lots of looking, taking temperatures and running hands over tyres, brought home that there is a lot more to just throwing your leg over your bike and setting off.

Then there is the support from marshalls, medical and safety personnel to make sure that competitors have the support if it all goes wrong on track – something that riders on the road don’t have at hand.

At Right to Ride we aim to set up motorcycle First Aid Training for road going riders with the objective of looking at the initial management of patients involved in road traffic accidents and to provide basic life support whilst waiting for the emergency services to arrive.

At Bishopscourt, Ride It Right promoted our associated supporters the British Motorcyclists Federation (BMF), with the BMF’s Regional Representative Howard Anderson in attendance. We also handed out Right To Ride’s “Don’t Overfill Diesel Spills Kill” stickers in the race paddock to competitors and teams.

But What About The Racing?

It was Cameron Donald, the Wilson Craig-sponsored Honda rider from Australia’s weekend. Cameron won the featured Enkalon Trophy race, ahead of Kirk Jamison and Michael Dunlop and saw victory in the Irish Superbike race and the two Supersport 600 races.

William Dunlop secured two wins in the 250GP class with Marty Lennon a double winner in the Supertwins while James Higginson won both clubman open races.

Dylan and Derek Lynch took the sidecar honours with Stephen McAdoo winning in both Supersport 400 races, while Paul Robinson and Korie McGreevy were 125 winners.

With some chat that a round of the British Superbike Championship could be heading to Bishopscourt in the future, racing at Bishopscourt can only get better.

For full results provided by ELAPS – Richard Agnew & Team – Click Here

Links

Ride It Right – Don’t Overfill – Diesel Spills – Click Here

Motor Cycle Union Of Ireland (Ulster Centre) – www.mcui-uc.org.uk

Marshals Association M.C.U.I. (U.C.) – www.mcui-uc.co.uk

Killinchy & District Motorcycle Club – www.killinchymcc.co.uk

Bishopscourt Racing Circuit – www.bishopscourt.org

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