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Scouts hoping for badge of honour with Mr NW200

By Paul Lindsay

Published 24/11/2016

Champ: NW200 record holder Alastair Seeley is set to feature in a special documentary with local scouts
Champ: NW200 record holder Alastair Seeley is set to feature in a special documentary with local scouts

As part of the feature length documentary being made about Alastair Seeley's record-breaking 17 International North West 200 wins, the Carrickfergus-based motorcycle ace will film with 9th Bangor Scouts, who will endeavour to complete a mechanic's activity badge in the presence of Mr North West 200.

A mechanic by trade, Seeley will show the scouts how to change a wheel and maintain other parts of a car. The workshop, is being filmed for the programme 'Alastair Seeley - MY NW200 Wins'.

Seeley said: "I'm really looking forward to sharing some knowledge with the Scouts and I'm hoping we get a good response.

"I'm hoping they give me a badge, also!"

This Saturday, November 26, will see the final round of the increasingly popular Aghadowey Winter Pit Bike and MiniMoto series.

Up-and-coming short circuit star Eunan McGlinchey leads both the 140 and Open Pit Bike classes.

In the Open class, he is hotly pursued by 2016 Junior Cup short circuit champion Jordan McCord, and in the 140 class, it is the impressive Jamie Coates who is only six points adrift.

One of the fastest riders at the last meeting was 2016 Irish Superbike Champion Nikki Coates, but a few spills put paid to decent results, something he intends putting right this Saturday.

The entry list also includes British KTM Junior Cup champion Aaron Wright, Kyle Cross, Paul Gartland, Nigel Robinson, Mark Hanna and former Irish Superbike front-runner James Dickson.

And adding a bit of glamour will be Rachael McLean (sister of road racer Adam McLean).

Practice starts at 10am, with two practices and four races per class. Admission is Free.

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