What is ratClubNI?

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!


Our, club members only, Facebook site has details of special offers and discount codes.
Annual membership is just £5



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.

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Monthly Ride-Outs

One Sunday, each month, from March to August, we orgasnise a local ride-out in Ireland and, with 24 hour ferry discounts, Scotland.

Scottish Weekend

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.

Rat Racing

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.

Wanderer`s Weekend

We catch the last of summer with a second big trip away, exploring remote parts of Ireland and, occasionally, Wales.

Find A Road


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.


Across the border down Carlingford way.


A trip to the very heart of Ireland


Tour the south of the ancient kingdom of Ulster.


A route to Inishowen and the far north of Ireland.


Through the heart of Ulster to the Wild Atlantic Way.


Through the Glens of Antrim and down to the sea.

Cavan And Belleek

Through Cavan to the far west, at Belleek.

10th Anniversary Tour

Celebrating 10 years of motorcycling tours in Scotland


Through the famous `Bealach na Ba` pass and on to Plockton


Follow the setting sun along the Ardnamurchan penisular


The whiskey trail through the Cairngorms


The magical Mull of Kintyre

Dunvegan Castle

Portree to the ancestral home of the Clan MacLeod

Eilean Donan

The iconic Highland castle run

Fort William

From the Stena Cairnryan ferryport to Fort William


The famous loop from Spean Bridge to Gairloch

Glen Nevis

Take the high roads around Fort William


The Loch Linnie run


Tomdoun to the mists of Loch Hourn

Loch Ness Circuit

A Scottish monster loop


Loch Sunnart`s finest

Fort William

Stena Cairnryan to Fort William in PDF format

Scotland Ride-Outs

Details and Advice for our Scottish 2017 Tour

Scotland Road Book

Ferry to Hotel road-book for our Scottish 2017 Tour


Review the Annals of `The Northern Ireland Road and Touring Motorcycle Club` on Flickr


Scotland 2015

Our 2015 `Big Monster` weekend

Donegal 2014

The Rats go west..

Fort William 2014

The Rats hit the Highlands

Cushendun 2013

Barbeque and party by the sea

Nethy Bridge 2013

To the Grampians and beyond

Rat Racer 2013

The NW200 circuit

Nethy Bridge 2012

Ice road bikers

Down dander 2014

Mist and Mountains

Scotland 2017

10th Aniversary Weekend


A selection of our movies, or follow us on and Vimeo

Meet The Team

Meet some of the pepole who keep the Northern Ireland Rat Club on the road.

Paul Harkness


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.

Sam Adrain

Events Secretary

Famed for his trans-Bosnia dash, photography and mastery of digital media, Sam's yer man for top quality biking events.

Mags Murtagh

Membership Secretary

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.

Rob Ware


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

Contact Us

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 button below to drop us a note.

E-Mail Us

Alternatively, just download our Club Membership Pack and return it with your membership fee to the specified address

Prospective members should also read and agree to abide by the Club Constitution, as well as our Club Privacy Policy and Data Protection Policy

Also note that, in addition to 'ride outs', Club social events are announced on our Facebook page and our AGM runs in October at the Ormeau Golf Club, 50 Park Rd, Belfast BT7 2FX.

See you there!