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North West 200 races, traffic advice for practice sessions

08 May 2010

Police are advising motorists, and residents in areas surrounding the circuit in the Coleraine, Portrush and Portstewart areas, that practice sessions for the International North West 200 motorcycle races are to take place on the evening of Tuesday May 11 May from 5.30pm to 9.30pm, and again on Thursday 13 May from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Motorists attending the practice sessions are urged to make full use of official car parks, and must not park where their vehicle will cause an obstruction to public or private entrances, and in particular, to designated ambulance routes that are signposted, and which must be kept clear at all times.

It is important that valuables are not left in cars, and that motorcycles and crash helmets are properly secured if left unattended.

Vehicles will be removed from the circuit once roads are closed.

Drivers are also asked to comply with the directions of police officers during and after the races.  Motorists be patient and should allow extra time for their journeys.

Spectators should also remember that, for their own safety and the safety of the competitors, they should always obey the instructions of race marshals once circuit roads have closed.

Travel information will be released to local media during race week.  Spectators can also see www.northwest200.orgexternal link opens new window for latest event information.