Bikes and bricks fill Market Square

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council was delighted to welcome the organisers of the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix last Saturday in Market Square when they attempted to create a Guinness World Record for the most different makes of motorcycle in one place.

The event started at 11am with Q radio providing music and support for the world record attempt.

Then Bricks 4 Kidz hosted workshops teaching children the basic principles of engineering and architecture with all the added fun of Lego.

Councillor Uel Mackin, Chairman of the Council’s Development Committee, said: “Lisburn City Centre was a hive of activity on Saturday as a large number of different makes of motorbikes were side by side.

“Sadly we were seven makes short of beating the World Record of 31 but there is always next year.

“I would like to thank the organisers and the owners of the bikes for their very valiant attempt – the bikes were an impressive display in the City Centre.

“Mervyn Shannon of Shannon Jewellers gave out prizes to the best presented bikes on the day.

“The Lego workshops were also a great success with many young people making use of the four different activity zones and building whatever structure came to mind.

“We also welcomed many other family members along to sit and enjoy the improved space while the children took part.

“Many visited the local retail outlets and coffee shops enjoying everything Lisburn has to offer,” concluded Councillor Mackin.

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council would like to wish all of the riders, teams, organisers and visitors a great 2016 MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix.