Wednesday, May 9

Enniskillen Road Races return

The border county of Fermanagh will once again be treated to the thrills of motorcycle racing on closed public roads. The Enniskillen and District Motorcycle Club (Road Racing) Ltd is delighted to launch the 1st Enniskillen Road Races on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th June 2018. Its 66 years since the original ‘Enniskillen 100’ ran on the old 5-mile circuit. Fast forward to June and the enthusiastic club are hosting a “no frills, just pure road racing” event which we hope to be an annual fixture on the Road Racing calendar. Set in the shadow of Cuilcagh Mountain, the 3-mile circuit that has a ‘little bit of everything’ ranging from wide fast straights with sweeping corners to blind jumps along narrow tree lined routes is only a few miles from the now famous stairway to heaven walk over Marble Arch Geopark and Lough Erne and local marinas.

The race schedule will see a full day of practices on the Friday with roads closing from 12 – 9, with a full grid of newcomers its set to be a busy day. On Saturday there will be an 11 Race Program with the Richard Britton Memorial Race to be the showcase of the day. Richard is the main reason the club were able to move forward with our plans with the funds raised thanks to the tribute film which was commissioned by the club and produced and directed by Colin James to mark the 10th anniversary of his untimely passing.

Riders from all over Ireland north and south will compete at the event with riders from as far as Germany and England. We believe that the rider at the back is every bit as important as the rider at the front we are hopeful to put on a show as never seen in this area before. We are proud to bring motorcycle racing back to the area and as it was during the last race in 1952 it will again have the ‘old school’ approach and the local community are looking forward to the event.
The Club have successfully run short circuit events at St Angelo and will continue running the two events on an annual basis.
The club have been working for 3 years to get the event up and running and are grateful for the support of the local community group, land owners, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and the Department for Infrastructure.
We appeal for everyone to support the Enniskillen Road Race by purchasing a program - your support will make the event a permanent fixture.

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