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Dromara Destroyers Motorcycle Show at Lagan Valley LeisurePlex 13th and 14th November

November 9, 2015

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council is delighted to announce that the legendary Dromara Destroyers will once again hold a Motorcycle Show at the Lagan Valley LeisurePlex, Lisburn on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th November. 

Dromara Destroyers Brian Reid and Ray McCullough joined Council representatives at Lagan Valley LeisurePlex in Lisburn to promote the return of this popular motorcycle show, which attracted thousands of people through the doors of the LeisurePlex last year.

Alderman Allan Ewart, Chairman of the Council's Development Committee, speaking about the announcement: "Over the past two years this event has been extremely popular with large numbers visiting each show.  Given the interest there is in the iconic Dromara Destroyers, the new Council was delighted to support this 2015 event.

“The Dromara Destroyers were a formidable force in motorbike road racing and bikes and racing memorabilia plus many of the Dromara Destroyers super-bikers will be at the Motorcycle Show.  This will allow people of all ages to find out a little history about this golden age of road racing.  With the Ulster Grand Prix, being one of the best-known motorcycle road races in Europe, there is a strong annual association between this annual event and the Council.  Due to such a long standing support of motorcycle sport we are really delighted to have such a popular motorcycle take place in one of our flagship facilities.”

The Show will open at 5.00pm on Friday 13th November and close at 10.00pm.  It will run the following day, Saturday 14th November from 10.00am to 5.00pm.  Admission is a minimum entry cost of £5 per person.

Alderman Paul Porter, Chairman of the Council's Leisure & Community Development Committee, added: "There is a strong support for sport within the Council area; and the fact that in 2013 Lisburn was named European City of Sport is global recognition of this.  We are pleased to support this local racing group in any way we can with its fundraising efforts.  We would encourage everyone to come along to this one-off exhibition and view the racing memorabilia and talk to the Dromara Destroyers about their experiences."

One of the key people involved in organising the event is Dromara Destroyer Brian Reid who visited Lagan Valley Island.  Brian Reid, a Dromara Destroyer, explains: “Almost three years ago a liked minded group of ardent road racing fans met with the residents of Dromara Village with the idea to honour their famous sons with a tribute in the village.  The fans have been working very hard fundraising for the tribute and the generosity of the public has been great.  

“The latest fundraising event is the Dromara Destroyers Motorcycle Show and I would urge anyone with an interest in motorbike racing to come along.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank our generous sponsors Stoneyford Concrete, Mar-train Racing, Maxwell Freight, Rea Sawmills, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council and Rea Timbercraft.  We are asking for a minimum donation of £5 per person entry into the show and this will go a long way in the efforts of the groups fundraising.  This year’s nominated charity is the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.” 

Pictured at the launch of the upcoming Dromara Destroyers Exhibition at the Lagan Valley LeisurePlex are: (l-r) Alderman Allan Ewart, Chair of the Council's Development Committee; Brian Reid, Dromara Destroyer; Ray McCullough, Dromara Destroyer and Alderman Paul Porter, Chair of the Council's Leisure & Community Development Committee.