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. The club has nearly twenty years of organising events in Northern Ireland and further afield, so why not 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.
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.
We catch the last of summer 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.
Review the Annals of `The Northern Ireland Road and Touring Motorcycle Club` on Flickr
Meet some of the pepole who keep the Northern Ireland Rat Club on the road.
Chairman, Paul is also a dedicated member of Team Rat`s track-day team. Currently he pilots a Thruxton 1200 R. Vintage but not slow.
Famed for his trans-Bosnia dash, photography and mastery of digital media, Sam's yer man for top quality biking events.
Mags manages our club membership and enjoys touring far and wide on her beloved BMW. However, she also has a Speed Triple, for when she wants to drive round in circles, fast.
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.
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!