17/10/2016

Funding Allocated To Improve Safety Measures At North West 200

Funding of £124,000 has been allocated to the North West 200 to help improve safety measures at the event which is held in Portrush.

Communities Minister Paul Givan said: "It is important that we do what we can to make the races a safe and memorable experience for everyone and this funding will contribute to that. It will go towards the purchase of important equipment to help improve the safety of the course for competitors and spectators alike.
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"Much of the equipment being purchased will be available to other event organisers so this is not just an investment that will benefit the North West 200. Road racing is a fantastic sport which attracts the top international riders to Northern Ireland. It also makes a significant contribution to tourism and to marketing Northern Ireland as a venue to come to for major international sporting events. This is the first of a number of safety investment announcements I will be making in the coming weeks for our local races."

(CD)

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