Isle of Man TT winner, Steve Plater, world champion Minimoto star, Jonny Campbell, Mar Trains Dean Harrison, Tyco BMWs William Dunlop, & Alaistair Seeley, B.E.Racings Jamie Hamilton , British Championship contender, Glenn Irwin, are just a few of the top riders in attendance at a star studded “Cookstown Motor Cycle Show”, on Saturday 14th March.
This very popular Bi-annual event takes place in the grounds of the Cookstown First Presbyterian Church on the Fair Hill , Cookstown. (BT809AE).
The show will also have on display the latest Norton, Royal Enfields, the new all conquering BMW RRS, plus other various makes.
During the course of the day, there will be a few chat shows, along with the aforementioned riders,, fellow competitors such as, Davy Morgan, Conor Behan, Richard Glasgow, John McCann, Nico Mawhinny etc, will also be on hand for some interesting debates.
Riders from the past including, Ray McCullough, Brian Reid, Philip McCallen etc, will also take part in a Blast from the Past chat show.
Continuing with the chat show format, there will be a first Team Managers chat show!, Tim Martin, of Mar Train, John Burrows of B.E.Racing , Philip Neill of TYCO BMW, and Trevor Scott of Scott Racing , will no doubt bring you some entertaining chat.
Along with various stalls, auto jumble, Photos, etc, there is something for everyone, admission is £5.00 . There will also be an auction of various items.
TT and North West 200 winner, Steve Plater will open the show at 10.00am, and joining Plater as Compere for the chat shows, will be BBC Sports pundit, Liam Beckett
As in the Past, ALL monies raised, will go to Charity, this year, the organizers have decided to support Two charities, both are Missionary projects in Zimbabwe and the other in Jamacia.
Please give this show your generous support.
Note to Editors
Deirdre Patterson, the main organizer of the Cookstown Bike Show, has always had an interest in Motorcycling, and it was through her love for bikes, and her work in foreign countries, with the less priveleged, that Deirdre decided to try and raise some much needed funds for this cause.
This is the 4th running of the Cookstown Bike show, and Deirdre has been overwhelmed at the support she and the organizers have shown over the years, and hopes that it will continue in 2015.
Deirdre, who is a midwife by profession spoke of the Charities involved;.
“ There are two missionary projects I’m closely involved with which the money will be supporting. Both are orphanages. One in Zimbabwe called Zimbabwe orphan care which was set up and run by a couple from Belfast called Alan and Dorothy Graham. They went to Zimbabwe as missionaries and ended up caring for 14 babies who were abandoned in the street or toilets at birth and then went on to adopt them all and have now opened an orphanage. They are involved in a feeding programme in local schools to give the kids there a meal a day. usually rice, and usually that’s often all they get each day. They also provide uniforms which, enables the children to go to school otherwise they wouldn’t be allowed to attend. The other is Pringles home in Jamaica which is doing similar work. Jamaica is very close to my heart as I’ve been out there to work twice on short term missionary projects and have witnessed the dreadful poverty in this island.
There may be a couple of other projects which will get some money depending on how much I raise but EVERY penny will go directly to help those who have nothing compared to us. Just say proceeds to missionary projects”