Adelaide Insurance receives recognition for Corporate responsibility

Adelaide Insurance Services received recognition from Business In the Community for achieving CORE, the standard for responsible business at a Gala Awards Dinner on 5 June, Waterfront Hall, Belfast.  Sam Geddis, Director (2nd from right) and Marketing Manager Nichola Pearce were delighted to receive this accolade on behalf of Adelaide Insurance Services – a UK based insurance broker for personal lines insurance products for niche markets. Stephen Howard, Chief Executive BITC UK (Left) and Roy Adair, Chair BITC NI (Right) presented the award.

CORE has enabled Adelaide Insurance to map their entire corporate responsibility activity and benchmark it against other organisations, all verified by an external assessor. This has helped Adelaide gain insights into the company’s Corporate Responsibility performance, plan and take action on an ongoing basis.

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Adelaide masters series races

IMG_2273Ireland’s biggest motorcycle racing championship, the Adelaide Masters Series can now be VIEWED LIVE over the Internet at

So, if you’re unable to physically be at the various events in the series, then this is the next best way to view each event LIVE. It’s had rave reviews on the forums but don’t take anyone else’s word for it – check out the opening event of the season on 6th April right here where you’re able to watch all the action from each individual race that took place.

 Upcoming Adelaide Master Series dates for your diaries:

June 14th/15th – Mondello Park, Ireland. View at on Sunday 15 June from 10.20am.

August 16th – Bishopscourt, Northern Ireland. Live streaming to be confirmed.

August 30th/31st – Mondello Park, Ireland

October 4th/5th – Mondello Park, Ireland

The LIVE broadcasts at take place on the main race day, highlighted in red.

The Adelaide Masters Series championship attracts the best of Ireland’s short circuit racers, many of whom regularly compete on the support package of the British Superbike Championship, along with occasional appearances by top Road Racers backed up by an impressive line-up of local stars and up and coming young riders. The series has run since 2011 and is seen as the ideal proving ground for young Irish riders looking to build an International Motorcycle Racing career. For more information about the Adelaide Masters Series visit

Adelaide Insurance Services, the main sponsor of the Adelaide Masters Series are motorcycle insurance specialists in the UK and Republic of Ireland. To find out about Adelaide’s latest motorcycle insurance promotions, please click here.


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iPad-AirJ Lewis from Liverpool was delighted to win the Apple iPad Air in our promotion for teachers that ended 31 March 2014.

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MSS Kawasaki

As the new Adelaide Masters Series approaches, Ireland’s top short circuit riders are firming up their 2014 plans and Kilkenny’s Damien Byrne is the latest to announce a major assault on the Superbike class, with the news that he will run an MSS Kawasaki ZX10 in the series.

Supported by Motorcycle Insurance Specialists, Adelaide Insurance Services, the series has grown to the point where 2014 will see the biggest field of Superbikes since the series inception in 2011, line-up for the season opener on April 5th & 6th.

Damien Byrne has been one of the stalwarts of the Superbike class since the Adelaide Masters Series began and produced his most competitive season yet in 2013, to finish as runner-up to Derek Sheils. Having taken numerous podiums and pole positions with his ageing and underpowered Honda Fireblade, Byrne has taken the decision to step up his efforts to lift the Masters title by running new machinery this season.

The Kawasaki that the Castlecomer man will campaign this year has been built by famed Kawasaki specialists and British Superbike Championship team, MSS Kawasaki. The machine will run with support from the team and will appear in MSS colours. Damien collected the bike from the teams Colchester base a couple of weeks ago and is now looking forward to getting it out on track.

Damien gave his thoughts on his new mount, saying; “I’m really excited about the season ahead. After running the Fireblade for so long, it will be a bit different moving onto the Kawasaki, but the extra horsepower will be very welcome. I have just a couple of days testing arranged before the season starts, but I’m confident that MSS have given me a good base set-up and it should now only take a little bit of fine tuning to get the bike working the way I want it.”

Byrne’s assault on the Adelaide Masters Superbike title will see him tackle fourteen races over five events, four at Mondello Park and one at Bishopscourt, starting on April 5th & 6th. Backing for his title challenge comes from Megabikes, X-Lite Helmets, SB Maintenance, Southside Motor Factors, JTEC Sports, MCM Engineering and Chex Nous Montessori.
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John Morris (Mondello Park), Roy Biggerstaff (Bishopscourt) with Riders Nico Mawhinney ,Luke Johnston, and two of the Adelaide Insurance Promotional ladies, Adelaide Masters Series launch

Former double Adelaide Masters Series champion Brian McCormack, will make a full time return to the series for 2014 having put together his own team.

The Waterford man will race at all Adelaide Masters Series events with the aim of winning back his crown and breaking the Kawasaki dominance of the grid, riding his newly acquired Honda Fireblade. The possible addition of a Supersport machine could see him also chase that series and a second double winning season.

Having concentrated on a road racing programme in 2013 with only occasional circuit outings ‘Big Mac’ will this year return to the Adelaide Insurance Services backed Adelaide Masters Series full time. 2012 was the last time that the Tramore native was regularly seen at the front of the Masters grids, in a season where he lifted both the Superbike and Supersport crowns.
This year McCormack will have a Superbike Honda at his disposal, the same bike which he rode to the runner-up spot behind Marshall Neill in 2011. The bike has been extensively upgraded with the support of Tom Fitzsimons of VTL and Jim Halligan of JTecSports and the former champion is looking forward to battling for the title once again.
“I’m familiar with the Fireblade from 2011 and with the work we have done to it I can’t wait to get out there”, said McCormack as he looked forward to the new season. “My aim is to be the main Honda rider taking the battle to the Kawasaki’s, which seem to be taking over. With Derek Sheils, Damien Byrne, Cody Nally, and possibly Marshall Neill all out on ZX10′s it will be a huge challenge this year.”
To help his cause McCormack will have long term backers VTL on board once again along with JTecSports, Road Racing Ireland and Kavanagh Christmas Trees. Looking after his Superbike will be long standing mechanics Davy and Cathal who have worked with McCormack for a number of years including during his 2013 stint with the KMR team.
The new Adelaide Masters Series gets under way with increased support from Motorcycle insurance Specialists Adelaide Insurance on April 5th and 6th at Mondello Park with live TV coverage on Mondello.TV the circuits own live streaming internet channel. For a competitive motorcycle insurance quote get in touch
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Adelaide Masters Series opener

Two more star names will be added to the Superbike class at the first Adelaide Masters Series event of the year with the announcement that BE Racing will attend a round of the growing championship for the first time.

The Saturday April 5th and Sunday April 6th event will kick off the fourth season with backing from motorcycle insurance specialists, Adelaide Insurance Services. Sunday 6th will also see the introduction of Live TV coverage of the entire days racing on Mondello.TV, Mondello Park’s own live streaming channel.

John Burrows, ‘Cookstown’ backed BE Racing team will bring their two riders to the event with Manxman Dan Kneen making his competitive début for the team and Michael Sweeney riding his own Kawasaki Superbike under the BE Racing banner for the first time.

Kneen has already tested for his new team at Kirkistown but the Adelaide Masters Series races will be his first chance to try his Superbike Suzuki and Supersport Honda in a racing environment. Kneen has previous Mondello Park experience, having won there in the Celtic Match races back in 2009, and is sure to put up a strong challenge to the series regulars.

Sweeney will race a 250CC two-stroke machine for BE Racing on the roads this season, but for Mondello Park he will ride his own Kawasaki, which will be run by John Burrows team for the weekend. The Skerries rider has previous Adelaide Masters Series form having dominated the Supertwins class back in 2011.

The entries for BE Racing are a further endorsement of the Adelaide Masters Series package which offers excellent prize money, unrivalled publicity and comprehensive LIVE! TV coverage. Further information on the series can be found at Get a competitive motorbike insurance quote from Adelaide Insurance Services.
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Viking Music Vest news in Northern Ireland

Organised by Larne Rugby Football Club and on Facebook Larne RFC

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Pitch side viewing of the World Famous Giro d’Italia

Diarise Fri 9 May and Saturday 10 May 2014!

Charity bike ride on Saturday morning at 8am. The ride will go cross country to Glenarm where refreshments will be available. They will then return using the coast road along the route the Giro will take back to the Club.

Cost of this event will be £35 including access to 2 nights of entertainment and free camping.


We will have many activities including:

  • A Charity Family Bike Ride starting from Larne town at 11am out to Larne Rugby Club
  • Glynn Village fete
  • Mini Rugby
  • Old Time Dancing
  • Tug of War
  • Kid’s Disco
  • DJ during the day
  • Outdoor Catering
  • Car Boot Sale (12pm-4pm)
  • Stalls and Tombolas
  • The TA Vehicle Demonstration
  • Rock and Blues music (night-time)
  • Free Camping Available with Bike Locks and shower facilities.

Car parking is available (£5) but limited spaces. Local bus and train transportation services are available.

Pitch side viewing of the World Famous Giro d’Italia racing event!

19.00 – 21.00 Shotgun
21.30 – 11.00 3Play
11.30 – 1.30 am. Mean Bone

DJ – Mark Dobbin Afternoon to early evening
18.45 – 19.45 Obidal
20.00 – 21.15 Pigs’n Pearls
21.30 – 11.00 Mighty Mojos
11.30 – 1.30am Rough Diamonds

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