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Temple Motor Cycle & Athletic Club Ltd 1921

Over 100 years ago the first Temple road race of 25 miles in length was organised by local residents. Farmers, Doctors and even the local Reverend took the courageous step to run an event made public as a race before the Road Races Act of 1922 was even passed. This event became famous throughout the world with future World and British Champions, Grand Prix and Isle of Man TT winners competing at the picturesque County Down venues. Besides their famous road race meeting the Temple Club also contributed enormously to the off-road section including the famous Brian Bell Motocross and New Years day Marathon Events.

You can read more about the interesting and varied history of the club in our book 'TEMPLE 100 YEARS' available to buy HERE.

The Temple Club officials continue to contribute many voluntary hours to the motorcycling organising bodies, the Motor Cycle Union of Ireland, MCUI (Ulster Centre) and the Motorcycling Racing Association. Such is the high esteem of its members several club officials have received the highest accolades from their fellow associates.