Armoy Road Races
The world-famous motorsport competition returns to the Glens of Antrim for a thrilling week-long experience
DatesSunday, 23 July 2017 to Saturday, 29 July 2017
The world-famous Armoy Road Races take place once again, during the last weekend in July, in and around the picturesque County Antrim village of Armoy, situated at the foot of Glenshesk in the heart of the breathtaking Glens of Antrim, close to Ballycastle, Ballymoney and the legendary Giant's Causeway.
The circuit harks back to the 1970s and the days of the legendary Armoy Armada, including the famous Joey Dunlop, but has been brought bang up to date by the organisers. 3.03 miles in distance, triangular in shape and ridden in an anticlockwise direction, the many walkways around the circuit provide spectators with easy access to some spectacular places, such as Church Bends and Dunlop’s Leap, where they can watch and take photographs of all the action.
The Road Race is getting bigger and better every year, with competitors entering from all over the world. Spectators also come from far and wide and extend their stay to enjoy the beautiful Causeway Coast and Glens area. A thrilling experience for all to enjoy.
This year, Bike Week commences on the Sunday 23rd July with the ‘Armoy Ride Out’ and BBQ. The races take place on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th July 2017, finishing with the Roadside Kia ‘Race of Legends’. The Armoy Road Races are part funded by Tourism Northern Ireland and the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.
Armoy is only 15 miles from the iconic Giant’s Causeway and other famous tourist attractions such as Dunluce Castle, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and Ballintoy Harbour. Many of these attractions have featured in Game of Thrones including the Dark Hedges (Kings Road in the series) and their close proximity to Armoy provides a perfect opportunity for race fans and visitors to Armoy, to discover more about the area and the filming of this epic series.
Sunday 23rd July: Armoy’s race week commences with the ‘Armoy Ride Out’ and BBQ, beginning from 10am at Armoy Club Office (Main Street, Armoy) Cost: £10.
Tuesday 25th July: Car Boot sale takes place in the Car Part at Armoy Presbyterian Church, Drones Road, Armoy from 6pm.
Wednesday 26th July: Ballymoney Old Vehicle Club will be visiting Armoy for the Classic Car Display from 7pm. Refreshments are available afterwards in Tilly Molloy’s Hall.
Thursday 27th July: The Classic Bike Display from Coleraine Motorcycle Club and Japanese Vintage Club will be taking place outside Tilly Molloy’s from 7pm. Refreshments will be available afterwards in Tilly Molloy’s Hall.
The Miss Armoy competition will be taking place in the Marquee in the Paddock from 9pm. There will be an event bar and live music.
Friday 28th July: Practice Day plus 600cc Supersport Race 1 and Senior Support Race 1.
Saturday 29th July: Full Race Day Programme including the Roadside Kia ‘Race of Legends’.
Roads close from 12.30pm on Friday 28th July 2017
Roads close from 10am on Saturday 29th July 2017
Please go to www.amrrc.com for further information.
Full events programme will be available closer to the date.
Facilities: Free (Parking charges may apply)