The North West 200 is a motorcycle road race that is held each May in Northern Ireland. It is the largest annual sporting event in Ireland, with 150,000 spectators attending over the race weekend. This film shows the riders making their way to the grid and a manic push-start as the race gets underway. Later, we see them take some of the early course corners at ferocious speeds.
This film was digitised as part of the BFI's Unlocking Film Heritage project.