Local support is key to Armoy Road Races says Clerk of the Course

Pictured is Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Mayor, Alderman Maura Hickey with Terence Brannigan, Chairman Tourism Northern Ireland, William Dunlop and Armoy Road Races Clerk of the Course, Bill Kennedy with local sponsors and members of the Armoy Motorcycle and Road Racing Club.
Pictured is Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Mayor, Alderman Maura Hickey with Terence Brannigan, Chairman Tourism Northern Ireland, William Dunlop and Armoy Road Races Clerk of the Course, Bill Kennedy with local sponsors and members of the Armoy Motorcycle and Road Racing Club.
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Armoy Motorcycle Road Racing Club (AMRRC), has spoken about how local support is key to their success.

Now in its eight year, Armoy Road Races continues to grow from strength to strength with more riders and spectators taking part each year.

Bill Kennedy, Clerk of the Course at the Armoy Road Races said, “No two years are the same when it comes to seeking out support and sponsorship for the Armoy Road Races.

“We are, however, extremely indebted to local businesses and the wider community for their continued help and support, which has been key to our success.

“We are delighted that two new companies have come on board this year, McClafferty Haulage and GG Ross who are the new sponsors of the Supertwin race and who are both very welcome for their support.

“Without the backing of the local businesses and community we would not be in the position to host these road races.

“Our sponsors, in particular, go a long way in helping to relieve the financial burden that comes with delivering such a sports event.

“There are a number of sponsors who have supported us year on year such as the Bayview Hotel in Portballintrae, Armoy Homes and Property Services, Armoy Construction Co Ltd, Park Electrical Services, the Mermaid Club, the Diamond Bar, James W Hickinson & Co, Solitude Motors and PMA Contracts along, of course, with our title sponsor SGS International, Tourism NI and Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.

“In addition, we have attracted businesses including Kells based Torquetronix, Molly’s Bar and Restaurant in Ballymoney, First4Printing in Coleraine, Harrigan’s Fuels, McClafferty Haulage, Ballycastle, G.G Ross and the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club, all of whom, I hope will continue their support in the future.

“Each and every one of these sponsors helps to make the Armoy Road Races happen.

“I must also take this opportunity to also extend a huge thank you to the landowners in and around Armoy as each year they kindly contribute the use of their land for the races.

“The Road Races bring a significant tourism and economic boost to the area and I think people have seen that, and that’s why they are keen to get involved and support the races.

“Companies and individuals help in many different ways.

“RiverRidge Recycling has been a brilliant supporter of the race in the past and will continue to support us by providing bins and skips again this year, with many other individuals donating their time, expertise and money to the club.

“I’m sure there are many I haven’t mentioned but nonetheless, my thanks and that of the Club’s are heartfelt as without the help of everyone involved, the races wouldn’t be of the stature they are today. So thank you!”

For more information visit www.amrrc.com.