The famous North West 200 motorcycle racing is at full throttle this week.
Are you one of the people who’s never given it a chance?
We asked belfastvibe readers why you should go…
For the experience and great local people who not only let you park in their drive quite cheaply but will cook you a burger for two quid and let et you use their loo for free. Now, that’s good value. And all on the race course.
As kids we would hide in behind a wall at Juniper Hill and the bikes would shoot past flat out only feet from you – fantastic.
The ride up is fantastic because the roads are stuffed with bikes. I like to ride up in the morning, look round the merchandise stalls, get a bite to eat, ride home and open a bottle of cider and watch the racing on the telly.
An international event on our doorstep, top class riders risking all for the thrill of racing on public roads. You will not meet friendlier people who all have the same interests each supporting their favourite.
The atmosphere is unmissable, it brings people world wide to it and you meet new people every year. There is something for everyone to enjoy and the races are fantasically fast and exciting.
You don’t know what you’re missing – it’s the speed, the noise and the bikes.
The atmosphere, the thrill of the races, the entertainment around the course, the hospitality of the North Coast
The atmosphere is second to none! Smells, sounds and sights! From the practice days to race day!
It definitely is fantastic and totally unmissable.
It’s the best event in our country!
It is a rich part of Northern Irish culture, particularly in our smaller towns.
Racing is adrenaline-filled as it is but put it on public roads with potholes and lamp posts and you enter insane levels of danger.
The atmosphere is amazing, you can walk round all the tents and watch the mechanics working away on the bikes, rub shoulders with the riders and soak up the atmosphere. The sound of the pack leaving the grid is momentarily deafening but thrilling.
Dshamilja Sophia Sturm
Biker boys! Haha
The noise, the smell, the atmosphere, the craic, the views……all reasons not to miss it….