Titanic Motorcycle Challenge

Titanic Motorcycle Challenge  – Guinness World Record Attempt – Friday 22 June 2012
The most different makes of motorcycles in a parade.
Current record is 138 at an event organised by the Killspills Campaign (UK) at Donington Park Race Circuit, Leicestershire, uk, on 26 may 2007.
The 22 June 2012 falls within “Motorcycle Safety Week”‘. During this week the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) – the UK’s largest road safety charity have ten motorcyclists traveling throughout Britain and Ireland to highlight motorcycle road safety.
When they’re in Northern Ireland this Guinness World Record attempt is their way of drawing attention to their road safety plight to encourage motorcycltsts to complete the IAM’s advanced Riding Test (www.iam.org.uk) and BikeSafe’s FREE rider assessment by the PSNI (www.bikesafe.co.uk).
They’re also raising money for charities who save road accident victims.
Why Belfast for the world record attempt?
Northern Ireland is known for the Titanic, Giants Causeway, Golfers and Motorcycling, all but motorcycling is being celebrated this year.
A fact that may be of interest this year is that the first person to circumnavigate the world was Karl Stearns a New Yorker who started from Dublin and came through Belfast on the first leg of this historic trip.
Motorcycle adventurists Geoff Hill will be emulating this event in the coming year.
The proposed route will be for 2 miles starting on the Queens Road, Titantic Quarter and finishing at Belfast City Hall, via Queens Bridge, Oxford Street, May Street, Howard Street, Great Victoria Street and Wellington Place back to the Titanic Quarter for BBQ and refreshments
Organised by Quay Vipers MCC – www.quayvipersmcc.com

Specific Guidelines For Most Different Makes Of Motorcycle In A Parade

1. For the purposes of this record, the make or marque of each motorcycle is the name under which the particular machine is branded or was sold. This should be displayed somewhere on the machine as well as verified by the registration documents.
2. The length of the line created by these vehicles may be recorded for interest but is not relevant to the record attempt.
3. All drivers must hold a full driving license.
4. All vehicles participating in this world record attempt must be moving it is not acceptable merely to park them in a row.
5. The minimum distance of the parade must be 3.2 km. (2 miles) from the starting point to the finish (all vehicles must cross the start line and drive the length of the route to the finish line).
6. If a vehicle cannot complete the route, that vehicle must be deducted from the total count.
7. There must be no significant gaps in the flow of vehicles. The vehicles in the parade may not be more than two vehicle-lengths apart during the parade.
8. License plate numbers and the make and model of all vehicles participating in the parade must be provided.


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  1. If your on Facebook Quay Vipers have posted a few more details up Click Here
    “Need folk there from 6-30 pm for registering their bike. Run start time should be about 7-30 finishing back at the Titanic Centre area before 8pm. So there still plenty of time to go to any local rally afterwards
    We will have to make sure that everybody has there registration docs and full driving license with them.
    Will be getting an online registration made up so there will be less flapping about on the evening. Same form will be used on the Friday evening of the event for those who didn’t reg online.”

  2. Guinness World Record attempt Bike Registration
    See link below to register all bikes.
    Go through this process rather than turn up on spec to save time filling out registration form on the evening.
    Click Here

  3. Bikers – ride yourself into the record books
    15th May 2012
    Original source IAM
    Belfast will see a world record attempt for the most number of makes and models of motorcycles in a single parade. The IAM Titanic World Record Challenge will take place on Friday 22 June.
    Motorcyclists from road safety charity the IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) are inviting Ireland’s bikers to join them and ride their way into the record books. The current record is 138 makes and models at an event organised by the KillSpills Campaign in 2007.
    The parade organised by the Quay Vipers Motorcycle Club, will assemble near the slipway where the world’s most famous ship Titanic was built and adjacent to the new iconic building and exhibition centre Titanic, Belfast. The attempt will follow a two-mile route to the City Hall and back again to the starting point for a bikers’ barbecue. The world record attempt will be started by local boxing hero Wayne Pocket McCullough, Olympic silver medallist and former WBC Bantamweight and Commonwealth champion.
    Other sponsors of this event are Adelaide Insurance Services, Days Hotel, Stena Line and Bikesafe.
    The record attempt will begin at 7pm and is part of a week-long tour of Britain and Ireland to raise awareness of road safety and money for charity.
    IAM chief executive Simon Best said: “It doesn’t matter if you have a 1200cc Harley of a 50cc moped, we want to see as many two-wheelers as possible join us so that we smash the world record. It’s for a great cause and will also be a terrific night out. “
    Riders can sign up for the world-record team Click Here
    Notes for editors:
    1. The IAM is the UK’s largest independent road safety charity, dedicated to improving standards and safety in driving, motorcycling and cycling. The commercial division of the IAM operates through its occupational driver training company IAM Drive & Survive. The IAM has more than 200 local volunteer groups and over 100,000 members in the UK and Ireland. It is best known for the advanced driving test and the advanced driving, motorcycling and cycling courses. Its policy and research division offers advice and expertise on road safety.

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