As its name suggests, the Belfast and District Motor Club is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and is dedicated to the promotion of motorcycle racing events. It is affiliated to the Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre) which is the governing body of motorcycle sport in Northern Ireland.
Until 2000 the Club was known for promoting one of the best road races in Ireland, the ‘Carrowdore 100’. The Club was also previously involved in trials, holding an annual event at the Lead Mines just outside Newtownards, County Down.
Today, the Club is associated mainly with organizing three Open Short Circuit Belfast & District events each year at the Kirkistown Race Circuit in County Down.
These three events are exceptionally well supported by both competitors and spectators alike, starting with the King of Kirkistown Races (Easter Monday) followed by the President’s Cup Races (first Saturday in June) and the Crown Prince of Kirkistown finalé (first Saturday in September).
The Club also promotes its own Championships for Club Members throughout the year with winners receiving their Awards at the Club’s AGM in October.
The above video was produced by Janice Webb and Jonny Porter.