Revival of Enniskillen 100

Published: 28 Aug 2012 11:28

Fermanagh District Council marked the revival of the Enniskillen 100 road races at the weekend, a popular past event on the Irish road racing calendar at St. Angelo airfield.

Ricky White on one his Honda CBX 1000s at the Enniskillen 100 Revival.

The original Enniskillen road races first took place in 1929, the same year as the First NW200. The course ran from Mossfield-Sydare-Ballinamallard, not far from Enniskillen town.

Sixty years have passed since the activity was last held

Nostalgia was the theme for the Enniskillen 100 Revival and with riders such as Ray McCullough, Adrian Craig, Trevor Steele, Michael McGarrity and Brian Hewitt all taking part.

An array of motorbikes ran demonstration laps on the one mile circuit laid out on Enniskillen Airport. Among them was a 500cc Triumph which was raced at the original Enniskillen 100 and now belongs to former grass track and solo road race champion, Gordon Bell. This machine was raced at Enniskillen by Gordon's father George.

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