Northern Ireland is the home of motorcycle racing on closed public roads and every May the beautiful Causeway Coast plays host to one of the sport’s most spectacular events. The International North West 200 road races celebrate their 90th anniversary in 2019. So many great races and racers have graced the closed roads circuit linking the towns of Portrush, Portstewart and Coleraine since the first event on April 20, 1929.

The International North West 200 attracts the finest line-up of road racers of any race on the planet, drawing thousands of visitors to the superfast 8.9 mile circuit that links the towns of Portrush, Portstewart and Coleraine. Hitting top speeds of over 200mph, racers thrill 85,000 + fans who come to enjoy the weeklong festival of speed on roads that locals normally use to make their way to work to every other day of the week.

There will also be a host of supporting events throughout the Race Week Festival including…a vintage and classic bike run, a vintage and classic car run, amazing fireworks display, meet the riders event, paddock walkabouts, live music in the hospitality marquee and a free outdoor concert. All of this is set against the stunning Causeway coastline where there is something for everyone to do including the Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-rede- Rope Bridge and Dunluce Castle. Add to this the many set locations where the Game of thrones ® series is filmed and the miles of beautiful beaches there is plenty to enjoy.

Race Week Festival takes place in Causeway Coast and Glens towns including Portrush, Portstewart, Coleraine, Limavady and Ballmoney. You can be guaranteed the warmest welcome as you experience world class road racing whilst being part of the theatre and drama of the International North West 200.