The Largest National Road Racing Grid in Ireland
The Around-A-Pound Tandragee 100 is the largest National Road Racing Grid in NI, attracting over 150 competitors from around the globe, including the likes of Guy Martin, Derek Sheils and Derek McGee. Spectator numbers are in excess of 12,000 with television audiences also in the thousands.
The Tandragee 100 course is 5.3 miles long and takes place on public roads situated between the shallows hills of Tandragee and Markethill in Co Armagh.
The Tandragee 100 Course was voted 4th Best Road Racing Course in the World (only the TT, Macau & UGP came higher) and the word is spreading as each year we see numerous competitors from all over the world entering. For example, the ever popular duo Michal Dukoupil and Veronika Hankocyova (Czech Republic), Daniel Mettham (New Zealand), Kenny Hinck, Chris Meyer, Mathias Winkenjohann and Vassilios Takos (Germany), Enrico Rocchi (Italy) and Mel Gantly (Canada) who together provide a truly international flavour to the event.
Tandragee 100 attracts almost 300 entries, as well as the competitors from Overseas often around 30 circuit newcomers, this is proof that road racing is still very much alive and kicking in the shallow hills of County Armagh!
History of Tandragee 100
The first Tandragee 100 took place on Saturday 19th April 1958 and has been one of the most popular events on the annual racing calendar, always attracting top-class entries and huge spectator audiences. It was, on that first day, a 100 mile handicap race and over the 60 years it has taken place it has evolved into the prestigious event it is today.
There is a long tradition of sporting culture in Northern Ireland, not least of
motorcycling. Promoted by the North Armagh Motorcycle & Car Club Ltd, the
Tandragee 100 has been held on the same course between Markethill and Tandragee
in the shallow hills of County Armagh since 1958 and has now developed into the
best National Road Race in Ireland, with winners that include all the big names from Creith to Farquhar, two generations of Dunlops, as well as County Armagh’s local motorcycling hero Philip McCallen.
The event is promoted by the North Armagh Motorcycle & Car Club (Tarmac Section) Ltd who are affiliated to a governing body the Motor Cycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre) who are affiliated to FIM.
In addition, the Tandragee 100 has the support of a range of important partners including ABC Council, Tourism NI, Department for Culture Arts and Leisure, DRD Road Service, NIFRS, NIAS and the PSNI.
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