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Enniskillen ‘100’ roars again

Pictured at the launch of the Enniskillen 100 revival event are, Councillor Harold Andrews, Vice Chairman, FDC on 1948 AJS 7R Kenny Loughran, P.R.O, Cookstown & District MCC Norman Crooks, Race Secretary, Cookstown & District MCC Paul Gartland, on Honda Fireblade Superbike Michael McGarrity, Irvinestown, Organising Committee Eddie McGovern, FDC, Organising Committee

Pictured at the launch of the Enniskillen 100 revival event are, Councillor Harold Andrews, Vice Chairman, FDC on 1948 AJS 7R
Kenny Loughran, P.R.O, Cookstown & District MCC
Norman Crooks, Race Secretary, Cookstown & District MCC
Paul Gartland, on Honda Fireblade Superbike
Michael McGarrity, Irvinestown, Organising Committee
Eddie McGovern, FDC, Organising Committee

 ENCOURAGED by the success of last year’s inaugural event, the organising committee of the restored ‘Enniskillen 100’ motorbike races, is running its second revival on Saturday, 22nd June.

Once again, the event is being supported by Fermanagh District Council and Cookstown and District MCC.

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It was on 25th August last year that Enniskillen Airport reverberated to the sound of racing exhausts as the first Enniskillen 100 Revival got under way.

The event attracted a huge variety of motorbikes and array of cars, and was enjoyed by a large crowd.

The revival was staged to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the last Enniskillen 100 Motorcycle Road Races.

The core of this year’s programme will again be demonstration runs and parade laps by a wide variety of historic motorcycles, on the mile-long course laid out at Enniskillen Airport.

It is also planned to have static displays, a PSNI BikeSafe event, as well as displays of historic racing and rally cars and a selection of other attractions for motorsport enthusiasts and the general public alike.

The organisers are working hard to secure the appearance of some very significant riders and racing motorcycles from Ireland, Great Britain and even further afield.

Already confirmed to be attending is David Hailwood, son of the legendary ‘Mike the Bike’ Hailwood.

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He will be riding a factory-approved replica of his father’s famous Honda 500cc four cylinder machine.

It all bodes well for another hit, according to the organising committee.

Its spokesman stated: “The response was so positive and encouraging that we are hoping that the event will become an established fixture on the Fermanagh events calendar

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