NW200 Giant Ride Out

Unless you are living in a dark cave in Northern Ireland, you should be aware that this week is the Race Week Festival for the Relentless International North West 200 road races.

Race Week Festival started on Saturday 12th May and sees a whole raft of events and entertainment continue with BikeSafe assessments, charity fundraising events including the NW200 Giant Ride Out – and there is even some Road Racing going on.

The official charity partner adopted for the 2012 Relentless International North West 200 is the children’s charity, Action Medical Research.

NW200 Technical Director Mervyn Whyte said, “Following a strong application and interview process we’re delighted to bring on board Action Medical Research as our official 2012 charity partner. Similar to the NW200, the charity has been operating for a long time and has supported incredible medical breakthroughs which have made a huge difference to the lives of sick and disabled children. Many of our NW200 competitors have also supported Action Medical Research through the local committee Sporting Partners in Action and we felt the partnership was an important one particularly as in 2012 as the charity celebrates its 60th anniversary.”

The NW200 Giant Ride Out sets on Friday 18th May at 2:00pm from the Stena Belfast-Cairnryan, terminal Belfast.

Riders will journey with Jeremy McWilliams and Josh Brookes from the Belfast-Cairnryan Stena Line terminal to The Paddock following the M2 and A26.

Supported by BikeSafe NI, motorcyclists will travel in cavalcade to the regrouping point at Tannaghmore Filling Station, Antrim.

Here participants can refuel, have a break and chat with Jeremy and Josh. Roundabouts will be held along the route by Bike Safe NI police marshals to aid the flow of the cavalcade.

The entry fee is £5.  

For further information you can contact Sarah Matzen T: 028 7083 6096 E: smatzen@action.org.uk visit the Action Medical Research website www.action.org.uk/north_west_200 where you can register for the ride out.


Relentless International North West 200 Race Week takes place from 12 – 19 May – Race Day Saturday 19 May.

Visit www.northwest200.org for up to date Race Week information.


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