Cornmarket have been an active supporter and participant in the Motorbike community of the UK & Ireland for over 20 years.
Cornmarket Motorbike Awards
Investing from 2007 and title sponsor since 2010.
This annual gala event held in Belfast, Northern Ireland, is the hottest date in the biking calendar where motorbike fans can choose their favourite rider of the season by voting online. The top award of the evening is CORNMARKET IRISH MOTORCYCLIST OF THE YEAR in association with the Enkalon Motorcycle Club, winning the Joey Dunlop Trophy.
This trophy was first presented back in 1978 to Tom Herron, and since then there has been an illustrious roll of honour with winners like World Champions Joey Dunlop and Brian Reid, as well as Phillip McCallen, Jeremy McWilliams and Robert Dunlop to name but a few. We are thrilled to renew our partnership which has made it possible for our awards to be showcased at this very prestigious event.
In all there are more than a dozen awards, decided by a public vote and expert panel of judges. The black tie event welcomes some of the biggest names in the sport, and will once again be hosted by BBC’s Stephen Watson. Previous winners include, former British Champion Adrian Coates, Eugene Laverty, Jonathan Rea and Ryan Farquhar. Cornmarket Motorbike Insurance have been investing in this event from 2007 and since 2010 have been the title sponsor.
Adelaide Blackhorse Motorcycle Festival, 6-8 Feb 2015
Title sponsor since 2003
The annual Adelaide Blackhorse Motorcycle Festival at the Kings Hall, Belfast in Northern Ireland has everything from the motorbike and karting world worth seeing under one roof. Alongside all the new models, classic machinery, displays and accessories there’s always a hot line up motorcycle racing stars. All the top motorbike manufacturers are represented showing their best wares as are many motorcycle clubs. Adelaide Motorbike Insurance have been investing in the event as the title sponsor for over 10 years. The festival is organised and promoted by Nutt Travel
Adelaide Masters Series
Title sponsor since the first event in 2011
The Adelaide Masters Series is Ireland’s biggest Motorcycle Racing Championship thanks to the support of Adelaide Motorbike Insurance. The championship attracts the best of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland’s short circuit racers, many of whom regularly compete on the support package of the British Superbike Championship, along with occasional appearances by top Road Racers backed up by an impressive line-up of local stars and up and coming young riders. The series has run since 2011 with Adelaide Motorbike Insurance’s support as the main sponsor and is seen as the ideal proving ground for young Irish riders looking to build an International Motorcycle Racing career.
2015 Adelaide Masters Series Dates
Rounds 1, 2 & 3 – Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th April Mondello Park National Circuit, Rep of Ireland
Rounds 4, 5 & 6 – Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th May Mondello Park National Circuit, Rep of Ireland
Rounds 7, 8 & 9 – Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th July Mondello Park National Circuit, Rep of Ireland
Rounds 10 & 11 – Sunday August 16th Bishopscourt, Northern Ireland
Rounds 12, 13 & 14 – Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th October Mondello Park International Circuit, Rep of Ireland
Irish Superbike Easter Festival Races
Supporting this event since 2012
The MCRRCI & Killinchy Clubs organise these races each year at Bishopscourt Racing Circuit, Northern Ireland. Adelaide Motorbike Insurance have been sponsoring the main Enkalon Trophy Race since 2012.Star riders such as Cameron Donald, William Dunlop, Ryan Farquhar, Adrian Archibald and Kirk Jameson are some of the thrilling riders that have delighted spectators at this event.
Adelaide International Kells Road Races & annual Adelaide Kells to Kells Charity Ride-out organised by Quay Vipers MCC
Adelaide was the title sponsor from 2008 to 2011.
Adelaide Motorbike Insurance have given much to road racing and helped the Kells & District Motorcycle Racing Club expand and improve this event to include a line up of top-class international road racers and competitive racing in Kells, County Meath, Ireland. With Adelaide’s assistance, the event expanded to incorporate a festival for the whole family and the “Adelaide Kells to Kells Charity Rideout” from Kells in County Antrim, Northern Ireland to Kells in County Meath in the Republic of Ireland, thereby promoting cross border co-operation with the Garda and PSNI jointly escorting the ride-out across the borders for the first time ever! Adelaide provided this event with financial support as the main sponsor from 2008 to 2011.
The CS Clancy Centenary Ride
Sponsored by Adelaide Motorbike Insurance & BMW 2013.
Adelaide Motorbike Insurance honours the memory of CS Clancy, the first biker to ride around the world by recreating his journey 100 years on. Author and adventurer Geoff Hill and former racer Gary Walker, both from Northern Ireland, made that journey taking with them the original boots which Clancy wore, read all about it in the book Clancy’s Boots by Geoff Hill, published by www.blackstaffpress.com
Adelaide to Adelaide Adventure 2010
Their mammoth journey took 12 weeks to complete and finished with a triumphant home-coming celebration at the offices of sponsor, Adelaide Motorbike Insurance, on the Boucher Road, Belfast. Led by Adelaide’s Sam Geddis, and flanked by a police escort, our dynamic duo made their way to Boucher Plaza to the sounds of “Waltzing Matilda” courtesy of a live band. They were greeted by the press, friends and supporters alike. Geoff Hill and Colin O’Carroll’s adventure had finished but their stories of Australia had only just begun. Sponsor, Adelaide Motorbike Insurance whose Founder and Director, Sam Geddis came up with the idea of starting and finishing the epic trip in Adelaide, Australia, officially launched the epic trip, titled “The Adelaide to Adelaide Adventure: around Australia on a Triumph”, at the Adelaide Motorcycle Festival in Belfast in February 2010. Leaving just a few days later, Geoff and Colin set off on the trip of a lifetime. Sam Geddis fell in love with the idea so much that he joined the adventure for the first two weeks with his wife Gloria as pillion on a Triumph Sprint, riding from Adelaide to Melbourne. A book was also written “OZ: Around Australia on a Triumph”. Publishers www.blackstaffpress.com
Armoy Kells Cross Border Championship 2010 co-sponsor Adelaide Insurance Services
Road Racing Clubs from Armoy, Northern Ireland and Kells in Republic of Ireland joined forces to launch Ireland’s first ever Cross-Border Championship event on 17th/18th July and 6th/7th August. The initiative was the brainchild of committee members from both the Armoy Motorcycle Road Racing Club and Kells & District Motor Cycle Racing Club Ltd and aimed to attract a high calibre line-up of competitors from GB and both Northern and Southern Ireland taking part in both Club’s annual road racing events.
Showing biker and MP Ian Paisley Junior joined by his late father, the Rev. Ian Paisley launching the Armoy Kells Cross Border Championship at Stormont, Belfast in 2010.
Adelaide GP of Ireland, 2009
Donard Park, Newcastle, Northern Ireland for the first time!
The World Trials circus rolled into Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland on the 4 & 5th April when the top trials riders and teams arrived to compete in the Adelaide GP of Ireland marking the start of the 2009 SPEA FIM Trial World Championship.
Riders came from all over the world to compete in the first two rounds of the championship. Current World Champion Toni Bou and the rest of Team Montesa participated in what was an incredibly exciting and exhilarating weekend of sport. Organisers: The Lightweight Motor Cycle Club.
Sponsored motorcycle racing hero, Michael Dunlop 2007
William Dunlop (right) and his late father Robert Dunlop (second from left) supporting the IAM charity at the NEC Motorbike Show in Birmingham, UK, 2007 with IAM Chairman David Kenworthy and Sam Geddis, Adelaide Motorbike Insurance(first left).