Ryan Farquhar will miss several Irish road races

Ryan Farquhar
Ryan Farquhar holds the record for Irish national road race wins

Ryan Farquhar will miss several Irish road race meetings as he heads for a summer holiday following his five wins at the Bush event on Saturday.

Farquhar will not compete at the Skerries 100, the Walderstown road races or the Kells events during July.

He may take in the Armoy road races on 30 July but will definitely be back for the Mid Antrim 150 on 7 August.

The Dungannon rider will honour commitments to ride at two events at Scarborough and at the Southern 100.

Farquhar made a spectacular return to the track at his home course near Dungannon following a high-speed crash at the Isle of Man TT which left him battered and bruised.

"I'm stiff, but not as sore as I thought I would be," said Farquhar on Sunday.

"I'm leaving on Thursday and I'll be away on the road for four weeks' holiday, just stopping to take in those races at Scarborough and in the Isle of Man.

"I just need to take a break away from bikes as I've been working on them or riding them seven days a week over the last couple of months.

"At the moment I'm booked to come back the day before practice for the Armoy so if I decide to race there I'll have to come back a bit earlier to get the bikes ready," added the Kawasaki rider.