The sixth annual Southern 100 Memorial laps and Church Service took place on Sunday 7th July at Kirk Malew Church situated at the famous Church Bends on the Colas Billown Course.
After forming up at the Holding Area around 100 Motorcycles ranging from 90cc to Superbikes, plus a Morgan three-wheeler completed a lap and three-quarters, with many stopping at Church Bends to attend the short service.
Led by the Southern 100 Club Chaplain Canon John Coldwell the service was like the races themselves conducted in a friendly way, reflecting on riders we have lost during the past twelve months and celebrating the races we are about to witness or compete in.
Three hearty hymns led by the Castletown Metropolitan Silver Band followed by the Manx National Anthem brought the service to a close and light refreshments were served by the Kirk Malew Church Wardens.
Centre piece of the Service was a Motorcycle Flower Display with the machine featured being the Radcliffe Racing BMW Superbike, kindly loaned for the week by Chris Lennon.
The whole church has been decorated in flowers displaying the Southern 100 Club Colours, by Tricia Clague for which the club are very much appreciative of her hard work and creative designs of the displays.
Kirk Malew is open during Southern 100 practice and race times serving light refreshments which are not too be missed, neither is the Motorcycle Flower Display inside St Lupus Church.