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Visitors from Macau visit the Causeway Coast and Glens during NW 200 Race Week

Visitors from Macau visit the Causeway Coast and Glens during NW 200 Race Week

Fri, May 18, 2018

A delegation of international visitors from Macau are among those enjoying the sights and sounds of the North West 200.

The group included senior management from the Macau Grand Prix and members of the Automobile Association of Macau

As well as the racing action, they enjoyed a civic reception with the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council and a visit to a motorcycle exhibition in Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre.

The Mayor, Councillor Joan Baird OBE said she was delighted to welcome the group to the area: “It was wonderful to meet this group of road racing enthusiasts who have travelled to the Causeway Coast and Glens to enjoy our premier sporting event. Macau hosts its own annual motor-racing event every year so our regions have a lot in common and visits like this provide important opportunities for knowledge-sharing.”

In Limavady, the delegation enjoyed a visit to a new exhibition showcasing ‘90 Years of Motorcycles in Limavady’. This exciting new display was developed by Ian Foster and his team with support from Council’s Museum Services and features an impressive display of vintage motorcycles, memorabilia, and photographs. Guests also had a chance to view Museum Services’ ‘NW200: Racing Through the Years’ exhibition which features rare photographs and memorabilia exploring local road racing. Celebrating memorable moments from the Magilligan Strand Races to the early years of the North West and all the way up to the present day, this exhibition is also a must for all road racing fans.

The ‘90+ Years of Motorcycling in Limavady’ exhibition runs until Sunday 20th May, while ‘NW200: Racing Through the Years’ continues at Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre until June 23rd.