2017 was a fantastic race year. Watch this space for the 2018 dates - The North West is the race that every motor bike enthusiast is waiting for and is Northern Irelands largest outdoor sporting event. The race takes place on the legendary triangle between Portrush, Portstewart and Coleraine. More than 150,000 spectators line the roads to watch this exciting event. The Practice/Festival week has also become a major tourist attraction taking on a festival atmosphere with concerts and other entertainement geared to include all the family.
The International Northwest 200 is on the North Coast of Northern Ireland and runs between the towns of Portrush, Portstewart, and Coleraine. This motorcycle race meeting is Ireland's largest outdoor sporting event. Attracting in excess of 100,000 spectators. Practice is all day Tuesday and Thursday morning before the main events. There are several separate races of 4-6 laps held on the Thursday afternoon and all day Saturday. All practice and races are on closed roads. The street circuit is mostly public roads but does include three speed reducing chicanes. The circuit is 8.97 miles long per lap. The fastest recorded speed through the speed trap is 208 mph/334.74kph
Dates for the Northwest 200
Tuesday 8th May to Saturday 12th May
And if you are coming off the Ferry from Scotland to Northern Ireland after a long driveand thinking "where can I stay for the Northwest 200?" we are so close to Larne harbour and therefore an ideal base for your trip to the North West 200. You can start with us staying at our self catering Apartments in Ballygally outside larne and travel up the Antrim and Causeway Coasts for one of the most scenic drives you will ever complete. We can cater for groups if required. Just give us a ring to find out on 02828583061North West 200