Southern 100 Memorial Laps, Service and New Memorial Dedication at Malew Church
The Southern 100 Road Races run through the famous Church Bends at Malew where the bend and the church always provide a great backdrop for an exceptional photograph or two.
On Sunday 10th July before this year’s racing gets underway there is to be a ‘Memorial’ ride out from the Club HQ on Castletown by-pass following two-laps of the course to the church where there will be a short service at 3:00pm.
Music for the Service, now in its ninth year is proving more popular with riders and fans alike is to be provided by the Castletown Metropolitan Silver Band.
Kirk Malew church will be enhanced by a floral display which arranged by Tricia Clague, and dedicated to the Southern 100 Road Races, with an iconic racing machine previously ridden by James Cowton, Dan Hegarty and Jamie Coward an integral part of the display, kindly provided by Chris Lennon.
During the service, a New Memorial to All Involved With The Southern 100 Races will be dedicated by the Southern 100 Club Chaplain, The Reverend Cannon John Coldwell.
The Memorial has been made possible through public subscription and has been designed, sourced, and locally made by Pooil Vaaish and the Southern 100 Club are most grateful to all who have contributed towards the cost.
Situated inside Kirk Malew the Southern 100 Memorial Stone is a place where race supporters, family and friends can gather to recall fond memories of all those who have contributed to this rich piece of Island history whether as competitors, marshals, officials, or a fan of the races.
The organisers of ‘the friendly races’ decided to dedicate this year’s ‘Ride-Out’ from the Holding Area (at the end of the by-pass) to the Church as a ‘Celebration of the lives of the road racers, race officials, marshals and fans who have died since the races were last held in 2019.’
For those who would like to join in the ride out, please assemble in the Holding Area at 2:00pm. The Lap will be leaving at 2:30 pm.
Parking will be in the field adjacent to the church as it is for the races, and everyone is welcome. (Please follow the directions.)
Southern 100 Club Chaplain Canon John Coldwell will lead the service which is to celebrate the Southern 100 Road Races and remember those who raced and served on the Billown Circuit, before the excitement of the races begins for real on Monday evening.
For those attending the service, after their ‘Lap of Honour’ and all are encouraged to do, it is a brief service, friendly – as in the races – with light refreshments afterwards. We look forward to seeing you at Kirk Malew and around the Billown Course during the week.
2nd July 2022