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Mayor enjoys Thursday evening racing at the NW 200

Mayor enjoys Thursday evening racing at the NW 200

Fri, May 12, 2017

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens enjoyed an evening of racing at the North West 200 on Thursday.

Alderman Maura Hickey attended the event, along with her husband Liam.

Amid beautiful sunshine, huge crowds were entertained to three thrilling races, with a win for Alastair Seeley in the Superstock class followed by a double victory for Martin Jessopp in the Supersport and Supertwin.

Speaking after the event, the Mayor said: “While I have been to the North West many times, this was my first time at the Thursday evening races and it was a fantastic experience. It was great to see so many fans and spectators enjoying themselves. The weather helped to create a wonderful atmosphere, and showcased our Borough at its very best.

“Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is proud to support this truly unique event, and my thanks go to everyone involved. As we know, volunteers also play a vital part, and their efforts were clear to see on Thursday evening.

“I would like to wish all the competitors the very best of luck for Saturday, and I hope it is a safe and enjoyable day.”

Race Week Festival, organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council to complement the North West 200, continues today (Friday 12th May) with a free ‘Meet the Riders’ event in Coleraine town centre at 2pm.

There’s also a vintage and classic bike display at Portstewart Town Hall from 10am.

On Friday evening, Con Jovi will take to the stage at the Crescent in Portstewart from 8.30pm. This will be followed by a spectacular fireworks display at 10.30pm.

In the entertainment marquee, Klass take to the stage on Saturday evening at the ‘wrap-up party’.

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The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Alderman Maura Hickey, pictured with double North West 200 winner Martin Jessopp and NW 200 Operations Manager Fergus McKay.