The latest news from the Ulster Grand Prix Supporters Club
As the organisers of the Ulster Grand Prix, the Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club, issued a statement in November 2019 indicating the future of the event was in doubt.
Despite a full programme of superb racing being run throughout 2019 Race Week, a severe weather warning forecast for Saturday's principal race day resulted in perhaps the smallest crowd ever witnessed at Dundrod. The huge loss of income this caused, compounded by existing liabilities, has created a major financial crisis for Ireland's oldest and most famous motorcycle race.
Over the past months the race organisers have met with a host of public representatives including Councillors, Westminster MPs, MLAs and other government officials. Representation has also been made to the recently restored NI Assembly and the Department for Communities Minister.
Whilst there has been a sympathetic hearing to the UGP's plight, the crisis situation remains. Discussions continue but, so far, no financial assistance has been made available as we move into the period when preparation for the 2020 event should have been well underway.
The difficulties facing the Ulster GP and other road races in Northern Ireland have made headlines in recent weeks. If the sport is to survive and flourish it will require similar financial support from government that other sports receive.
Road racing is a part of Northern Ireland's sporting culture and brings major financial benefits to the Province and local communities. Only a small fraction of the sums provided to many other major sporting events would make an enormous difference to events like the Ulster Grand Prix.
More discussions are planned with government during the weeks ahead as the Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club continues to pursue a solution that will ensure the Ulster Grand Prix reaches its centenary in 2022.
Thu Feb 6 2020
The draw for the Hyundai 'i10 supported by Daly's Hyundai, took place on Saturday, 10 August at 10.00am on the starting grid before racing commenced.
Congratulations to the three lucky winners.
Winner: Stephen Muldoon
Runners Up (VIP Passes for 2020 UGP): Chris Robinson; Brendan Byrne
Photo photo by Donna Connolly Webb - l-r (background) UGPSC Committee Members Henry Miskimmon; Valerie Miskimmon MBE; UGPSC President Bertie Bradford and Raymond Connolly foreground; UGPSC Chairman, Des Stewart with the tickets.
bottom photo - l-r Alderman James Tinsley (LCCC); Lee Johnston and Des Stewart (UGPSC Chairman).
Sat Aug 17 2019
The draw took place at our recent Annual General Meeting.
Also a big 'THANK YOU' to everyone who bought tickets. I don't need to remind any of you of the aim of the UGPSC - 'to preserve the Ulster Grand Prix on the Dundrod Circuit'. The monies raised by us, through you, go directly towards keeping the bikes on our world famous road circuit. The Grand Annual Prize Draw continues to be one of our major 'fundraising' activities.
Thank you again for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you at Dundrod in August.
Sun Apr 28 2019
The Ulster Grand Prix and the Ulster Grand Prix Supporters Club will be organising a coordinated response to the Planning Appeals Commission's letter received.
Thank you to everyone who has made an enquiry about the recent letter that members and supporters have received from the Planning Appeals Commission. To continue to support our ongoing objection to the proposed cemetery on the Ulster Grand Prix circuit, we are happy to act as Agents on your behalf- if you so wish.
For your convenience, simply print the attached letter and fill in YOUR details in the first box.
If you wish to use the pro forma sent to you in the mail:
Lastly, tick the first small box:
'I wish to participate further in the proceedings and I/my agent will
submit a Statement of Case when requested to do so.
Note the closing date for returned forms is 4pm on Thursday 11th April.
Thank you for your help.Sample PAC Objector/Supporter Pro Forma
Tue Apr 2 2019
The 2019 Membership Renewals were posted out some time ago. This is just a quick reminder to anyone wishing to avail of the Exclusive Members Race Week Wristband Offer, that the closing date for applications is strictly close of business, Friday, 5 April 2019.
This is also the closing date for the return of Ticket Stubs and monies for the UGPSC Grand Annual Draw which will take place at our forthcoming Annual General Meeting.
UGPSC 2019 Membership Pack - £15.00 (18.00 Euro)
Metal Lapel Badge, Car Sticker and Race Card of Events
UGPSC Collectors Badges - £5.00 each (6.00 Euro)
4 individual UGPSC Logo badges
UGPSC Annual Prize Draw - £1.00 each (1.20 Euro)
Ticket Stubs and Monies to be returned no later than 5 April 2019
Prizes: First - £250; Second - £150; Third - £100
Exclusive Members Offer - £20.00 each (25.00 Euro)
Bike Week Admission Wristbands – maximum of 5 per member
Closing date for offer strictly close of business, Friday, 5 April 2019
Fancy an i10 for a tenner? -Tickets £10.00 (12.00 Euro)
Ulster Grand Prix 2019 Fundraiser – Your chance to win a Hyundai i10 car
Sun Mar 31 2019