Night of nostalgia for Dromara Destroyers

The legendary Dromara Destroyers have announced they are holding a ride out from Dromara to Dundrod as part of the MCE Ulster Grand Prix Bike Week festival.

Wednesday, 27th July 2016, 7:31 am
The Dromara Destroyers in 2011- Trevor Steele, Ian McGregor, Ray McCullough and Brian Reid.
The Dromara Destroyers in 2011- Trevor Steele, Ian McGregor, Ray McCullough and Brian Reid. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

The Destroyers - Brian Reid, Ian McGregor, Raymond McCullough and Trevor Steele - are calling for anyone who wishes to take part to join them.

Those wishing to join the Destroyers are asked to join them at 19.00 on Tuesday 9th August at the Village Square in Dromara, where they will display a range of their classic motorbikes.

The convoy will leave Dromara at 19.30 sharp, travelling to the world famous Dundrod circuit for a lap before reconvening in the hospitality marquee in the paddock for a chat show and refreshments.

Noel Johnston, Clerk of the Course at the MCE UGP said: “The Dromara Destroyers were a force to be reckoned with in their competitive days, and remain very popular amongst the road racing community.

“Anyone is welcome to come along to take a look at the memorabilia on display in Dromara village centre and take part in the ride out with these four legendary riders.

“We expect this event to be well attended and look forward to welcoming Brian, Ian, Raymond and Trevor back to the home of the world’s fastest road race,” he added.

Councillor Tim Morrow, Chairman of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s Leisure & Community Development Committee added: “Over the past few years the Council has worked closely with the Dromara Destroyers when they exhibited at the Lagan Valley LeisurePlex.

“It is excellent news that these well-known racing legends will be taking to the roads to mark the 2016 MCE Ulster Grand Prix Bike Week and I hope that fellow motorcyclists will show their support for this local group and join them in Dromara or Dundrod.”

Bike Week runs from the 8th - 13th August 2016 and will include the Plant Lubrication Dundrod 150 and the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix road races.

Meanwhile, there will be a touch of nostalgia come to the Dundrod circuit on Monday 8th August.

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, in conjunction with the Lisburn City Old Vehicle Club will be bringing a cavalcade of vintage and classic cars and motorcycles from Lagan Valley Island for a Parade Lap to the Dundrod Circuit, marking the official start of Bike Week.