Lisburn City Council will be bringing a touch of nostalgia to the City Centre on Monday 11th August when a number of vintage and classic motorbikes and cars will do a parade lap of the Dundrod Circuit.
Organised by the ‘Lisburn City Old Vehicles Club’ on behalf of the Council all the vehicles taking part in the Parade will gather at the LeisurePlex for 7.00pm. The Council would like to see residents and motorsport fans come along and support the classic parade as it leaves the LeisurePlex – the cars at 7.30pm and the bikes at 7.45pm.
Following their return to the LeisurePlex at approximately 8.30pm visitors will be able to view them up close as they will remain on display in the car park; and also see the 2-stroke Japanese road racing motor bikes that will be on display.
Alderman Paul Porter, Chairman of the Council’s Leisure Services Committee, speaking about the 2014 Ulster Grand Prix Bike Week, said: “I am delighted that the Council is once again putting on a city centre based event to mark the start of the Ulster Grand Prix. In addition to the Parade Lap there will also be an outdoor exhibition of former road racing bikes.
“I hope that all those with an interest in motor vehicles, both cars and bikes, will come along and enjoy the event at the LeisurePlex and help the Council mark the start of UGP Bike Week.”
The Council will be operating a shuttle bus service for those in the Lisburn area who are attending the Saturday 16th August races. The bus will stop at Lisburn Railway Station and Lisburn Bus Station with a drop-off and pick-up point on the Rock Road. For more information please contact the Lisburn Visitor Information Centre on 028 9266 0038.
The UGP practice session will commence on Wednesday 13th August continuing on the morning of Thursday 14th August. On Thursday afternoon the Dundrod 150 races take place and the main race day is Saturday 16th August. With legislation introduced earlier this year should the weather affect the races they can be held the following day; and the Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club will submit the relevant permits and documentation to government agencies and the media. Log on to www.ulstergrandprix.net for further information on the events and races.
Should you require any further information of the 11th August event please contact the Council on 028 9250 9558.