Riders & Machines – The Classic Bike Festival Ireland welcome riders of all classic road and racing motorcycles from previous eras. Other special and important racing machines from other eras are more than welcome as the club and therefore the Festival will be inclusive, not exclusive. Riders will need a current MCUI race licence, however for those that don’t, a parade licence can be obtained through Revival Racing MMC and on this website to allow you to take part in this event.


Breaking News – Ian Lougher – LayLaw Racing – Confirmed

LayLaw Racings Ian Lougher is confirmed for parade laps at the Classic Bike Festival Ireland on two of the LayLaw Racing Yamaha TZ250 5KE’s and also on a TZ250 4DP that are being ridden at this years Classic TT by Ian, Dean Harrison and Phil Harvey.

Also from the same stable we’ll have Eddie Laycocks superb machines his 86/87 race winning Joe Millar Yamaha 350. His NW200 race winning EMC 250 and 85 Yamaha 250 on static display.

We would like to thank both Gerry Lawlor and Eddie Laycock for supporting our festival – very much appreciated.


1980 350 World Champion and 1978 UGP winner Jon Ekerold has confirmed his appearance on track at our festival. Many will remember Jon racing with his good friend Tom Herron in the late 70’s in Grand Prix as well as at many international road races. Jon is looking forwards to coming over to see the Tom Herron display and also riding on track. To say that we are pleased is an understatement, we’re excited and can’t wait to welcome Jon to Bishopscourt. We want to also thank Jon for his support of our festival.


We’re very pleased to confirm that Joey’s 1980 TT winning Rea Racing Yamaha TZ750 will be on track at our Festival. The bike is currently being prepared for our event by Trevor Scott who will also ride the bike, but you know I wouldn’t be suprised if Gary Dunlop wasn’t involved in some pre-festival testing… and we would also hope to see Gary do some laps on his Dad’s bike at Bishopscourt as well.


Mick Grant confirmed to attend the weekend festival and is scheduled to ride a Suzuki XR69 as well as some other famous classic race bikes. Mick is as seven times TT winner and has ridden for Norton, Kawasaki, Suzuki as well as Honda during his illustrious career. Stay tuned for further rider announcement here on this page.


Rider Entries for Parade Laps are now open!click here for details