The aim of The Northern Ireland Road and Touring Motorcycle Club (ratClubNI) is simply, to provide members with one of the best organised bike clubs in Northern Ireland. With over ten years of organising events in Northern Ireland and further afield come along and join up for great value for money week-ends and other ride-out events. Our annual trips to Scotland attract more than ninety riders and pillions each year. Track days, road and touring, we do it all in a friendly club open to all makes of bikes. With over 160 members we have enjoyed socialising together, attending race events, and riding on the best roads our expert organisers can find. Scroll on down to see what you are missing!
At ratClubNI, we are dedicated to organising high-quality rideouts, motorcycle events and social gatherings for our membership
We aim to show you our best biking routes and organise top-quality motocyle trips in Britain and Ireland.
One Sunday, each month, from March to August, we orgasnise a local ride-out in Ireland and, with 24 hour ferry discounts, Scotland.
Our annual Scottish weekend is usually run in April and offers club members discount travel and accomodation, plus a choice of the best routes in the Highlands and Islands. For details of the 2018 trip Click Here
Each year, we decamp to Knockhill to marvel at the BSB stars, as they bash fairings. Again, discount travel and accomdation are on offer. In addition, our own Team Rat regularly compete in Kirkstown track-days. Club members are welcome to join them.
Our summer barbeque and camp-out is run in a family-friendly setting, at a well-appointed camp-site, with easy access to a pub and local amenities.
We close the biking season with a second big trip away, exploring remote parts of Ireland and, occasionally, Wales.
Our, club members only, Facebook site has details of special offers and discount codes.
Annual membership is just £5
We have posted some of our routes in KML,GPX and PDF format, should you wish to download them.
They are accurate to the best of our ability but you must understand that they are simply our geographic record of past ride-outs.
If you use them for your own purposes, it is strictly at your own risk.
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Meet some of the pepole who keep the Northern Ireland Rat Club on the road.
Founder and Chairman, Paul is also a dedicated member of Team Rat`s track-day team, currently piloting a Kawasaki 636 round Kirkiston.
Famed for his trans-Bosnia dash and mastery of digital media, Sam's yer man for top quality biking events.
Katherine manages our club membership and drives a Diavel because she finds other bikes a bit slow
An experienced software engineer and web designer, Rob is also a serial Nordkapper, with three 5,500 mile trips to the Arctic to his name.
The latest news and views from The Road and Touring Club Of Northern Ireland
Posted in Rat Club News on Aug 17, 2020
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1363177007205567&set=pcb.1363178093872125&type=3&theater Finally got time to upload the photos of last Sunday's RaT Spelga Dam Duster run, the Club's first ride-out since lock-down. In the end 14 bikes turned out, including our newest and youngest rider, for the run from Sprucefield, through Hillsborough, Strangford and round the Ballyhornan scenic loop, to Newcastle, before heading up into the High Mournes, to picnic at the Spelga Dam. Those with adventure bikes had prepared their thermos flasks and homemade sandwiches. Those without panniers on their...
Posted on Nov 01, 2017
Well what more could you ask for on the last run of the season Once again Peter took us along some great roads at a pace everyone enjoyed and finishing up at a delightful pub with great food and views for the 19 bikes and 20 members to enjoy and how he managed to arrange the sunshine and blues skies he isn't telling. On behalf of all who took part today a big big thank you to Peter for a great days riding and craic.
If you want to discuss joining The Northern Ireland Road and Touring Motorcycle Club, or you are an existing member with a query, use the contact form below to get in touch.
Alternatively, just download our Club Membership Pack and return it with your membership fee to the specified address
Also note that Club nights are announced on this site and ond on our Facebook page, often at eTrax, 20 Lisnabilla Rd, Moria, Craigavon BT67 0JW.
See you there!