Titanic Challenge Sunk

Torrential Rain and Gales Sink the Titanic IAM Motorcycle Challenge

The longest day of 2012 was not the usual 21st June for the organisers of the IAM Titanic Motorcycle Challenge World Record Attempt.

Rather it was the 22nd June: the day the wind blew and the rain lashed from early morning until late into the night.

In the end around 100 hardy souls battled their way from the four corners of Ireland to the T13 hangar in Titanic Quarter where the world record attempt went ahead as planned at 7 pm, seen off by local boxing legend Wayne McCullough and newly elected Belfast Lord Mayor Gavin Robinson on their 3.5 mile circuit of Queen’s Island.

The riders knew that the record of 138 different makes and models would stay intact, but they went ahead to show support and solidarity with the sodden IAM riders who were on the Belfast leg of their trip around the British Isles to promote greater biker safety awareness.

To those who turned up, the organisers Quay Vipers and Adelaide appreciate your determination and support; for those who registered their intent to attend and then used common sense in not turning up, again we thank you and we hope that the next time we attempt to break this record the sun will shine on us.

If the weather had been better on Friday we would have achieved a new world record.

Further thanks to sponsors Stena Line and Days Inn as well as the PSNI for their assistance.

If you have any queries, please contact:

Nichola Pearce


028 9033 0127


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