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Josh Hanlon Wins The Jimmy Smyth Memorial Trial

Torrential rain prior to the start of the event did not deter the 81 riders who took part in the first running of the Jimmy Smyth Memorial trial which was run at Upper Shilnavogy over 4 laps of 10 sections and was the 3rd round of the Mid Antrim Michelin Trial Series.

12 Riders battled it out for the overall win in the Expert Elite Grade. At the half way stage of the event Chris Brown led on 16 marks with Josh Hanlon following behind on 20 with Matthew Millar 3rd on 22 marks lost. Things turned around with Josh posting a second card of 8 marks lost to Chris’s 14 meaning Josh took the overall win on a total of 28 marks lost. Stuart McClurg came from 4th place at the half way stage to take 2nd on 30 marks lost with the leader at the half way stage Chris Brown finishing 3rd on 32 marks lost.

A tight battle for semi expert honours result in a tie break for 1st place between John Millar and Gareth Mackey both on 20 marks. In the end the result went Millar’s way, John having the most cleans 26 to Gareth’s 25. Brian Mcloughlin was 3rd on 28 marks lost.

Three marks separated the first three in the clubman class. Stephen Pyper beat Philip McClurg by one mark for the class win, 6 to 7 with Ryan Sailes who looked set for the win going into the last lap 3rd on 9 marks lost.

The biggest grade on the day was the sportsman grade with 9 marks covering the first 9 riders. Andy Higgins took the win on 1 mark lost, Ross McCullough was second on 2 marks lost with Alistair Galloway 3rd on 4 marks lost.

Youth grade winners were Youth A  Jordan Nixon, Youth B Jay Pyper, Youth C Dylan Smyth, Youth C Small Wheel William Mclernon, Youth D Samuel Maxwell, Youth E Ethan Gawley.


Michelin Series Standings After 3 Rounds

Stephen Pyper 40

Alistair Galloway 35

David Glasgow 31

George Robinson 26

Cameron Grieve 25

Jamie Chambers 24

James Chambers 22

Mid Antrim Michelin Trials Series Continues at Upper Shilnavogy

The third round of the Mid Antrim Michelin Trials Series continues on Sat 9th September 2017 with the inaugural running of the Jimmy Smyth Memorial Trial at Upper Shilnavogy just outside Broughshane.
The Smyth name is synonymous with motorcycle trials in Ireland and it is a pleasure for the Mid Antrim Motor Club to assist the Smyth family in running this event.

The event starts at 11am and is open to all grades.

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Save time on the day by entering online by sending an email to containing your name, grade & license number.

This is event is also closed to club members only. Club membership can be obtained by joining on the day or online by clicking on the membership page at the top of the site.

Michelin Continue to Sponsor The Club Championship

The Off Road section of the Mid Antrim Motor Club are delighted to announce that Michelin Tyre PLC have renewed their sponsorship with the club by agreeing to back the Michelin Mid Antrim Trials Series again this year. The series, which is now into its 9th year and has been a fantastic success, will be run over the four Mid Antrim events this year.

This unique series is open to all Mid Antrim Club members but they must be members BEFORE the events take place, so it is important that  all competitors  get joined up prior to the first event so as they can ensure that all the rounds count in their final score.

Remember you can now join the club online by visiting the membership page.

The unique scoring system for the series means that competitors from every grade have a chance of success in the series has can be seen from the results from the previous years. The scoring chart and all the series details can be found on the resources page as well as the event dates.

The series results will be published on the website after each event.

The club are deeply indebted to Michelin Tyre PLC for their continuing support.

2016 Michelin Series Final Standings

The Slemish Cup trial brought the 2016 Michelin Series to a close. This years series was a close fought affair with the first four separated by 8 points with the series win going to David Glasgow.

Final Standings

Name Grade Shane Summer Autumn Slemish Total  
David Glasgow S 17 17 11 13 58 1st
Alistair Galloway S 11 10 13 20 54 2nd
Keith Lennox S 20 0 20 11 51 3rd
George Robinson C 10 12 15 13 50 4th
James Chambers C 8 20 17 0 45 5th
Mark Scott S 13 15 0 17 45 6th
Robert Jennings C 0 15 13 11 39 Best Clubman
David Brown S 0 13 8 15 36 Best Sportsman

David is pictured below receiving the 1st place award from section chairman William Dickey

For full standings Click Here

Sandy Spence Award Presented to Bobby Smith

The Sandy Spence Award is presented on a bi yearly basis to a club member in recognition for their services to the club throughout the year.

In 2016 this award was presented to Bobby Smith who is pictured below receiving the award from Henry Campbell Club Chairman.

McQuaid Wins The Slemish Cup Trial




Our latest event was the JP Corry Slemish Cup Trial which was also the last round of the Michelin Club Series.  92 riders started at 10 30 am for 3 laps of 14 sections. Harold McQuaid took the overall win and the Mackness Slemish cup on 10 marks lost, 2nd place was Chris Brown on 42 marks lost. Other grade winners were Jake Hanlon in the expert grade on 58 marks from Andrew McCrory on 90 marks. Semi expert winner Philip Hanlon lost 17 marks and 2nd place Aaron Smyth on 31 marks. Clubman Philip McClurg made no mistakes and  went clean to win over Stephen Pyper on 7. the Sportsman grade was won by Allister Galloway on 7 marks lost the same as Mark Scott but Allister won on most cleans. Reece Gazzard took the McCosh cup and Youth A win on 35 marks lost from 2nd place Callum McAllister on 109 marks lost. History was made on the 70th anniversary trial by young Harry Smith who completed 3 laps of Slemish on a battery powered trials bike for the loss of 65 marks, well done Harry. The club would like to thank all the landowners, Mid and East Antrim council, officials and observers who made the event possible without them there would be no trial.

For photos from the event click here


2015 Hospice Collection Cheque Presentation

Throughout the 2015 season we collected money at each of our events to support the work of the NI Childrens Hospice. We are currently gathering together all monies and we thank each and every one of you who contributed. In total we raised £800 through collections and sponsors. On the 9th February we presented a Cheque to Catherine O’Hara of the NI Childrens Hospice at the Michelin Athletic club in Ballymena. The club committee were shown a short DVD about the invaluable work of the Hospice and it it very much opened our eyes to another world.  It is very humbling to know that in some small part we are helping to make a difference to a sick childs life.

Catherine O’Hara(Left) and Toni Bailes of NI Childrens Hospice with members of the Club at the Presentation evening.

Click Here to view the full Press Release

To keep up to date with the work of the NI Childrens Hospice Click Here