Bike show a ‘roaring’ success

A number of men stand by their motorbikes by an old wall.
Some of the beautiful bikes on display on Derry’s Walls for the Roaring Meg Bike Show.

Hundreds of motorbikes descended on the walls of Derry~Londonderry to celebrate the 11th anniversary of the Roaring Meg Bike Show recently.

With funding from our Community Cohesion Project, the event was part of Gasyard Feile’s 2019 Cultural Programme, designed to be inclusive to all sides of the community and family friendly.

This year saw one of the biggest turn-outs for the festival with over 400 motorbikes on display as well as trikes and scooters, with the city’s streets aligned with market stalls and carnival rides for all to enjoy.

Since beginning, the Roaring Meg Bike Show has raised over £12,000 in donations that have been given directly to families.  This year’s event raised £4,150, the biggest amount that has been raised to date in one day.  

All donations from this year’s show will support Jigsaw ASD Support Group and Men’s Action Network.

Linda McKinney from Gasyard Development Trust was thrilled with the success of the event: 

“We were absolutely delighted at the amount of people and bikes that showed up on the day.

"This year’s event has been a roaring success and we would like to thank the Housing Executive for the funding we received to make this cross community event possible.

“The event was created for everyone in the community to be able to come along and enjoy a fun day or all the family – we can’t wait to do it all again next year.”

Eddie Doherty, our Area Manager, added: 

“We were delighted to be involved in providing funding to such an innovative and fun event. 

“Our Community Cohesion funding is there to help communities bring people of different backgrounds and ages together.

"The Roaring Meg Bike Show was a great opportunity for all residents to socialise together and have a full day of entertainment, and the last of the sunny weather was an added bonus.”

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