Hotels near the Isle of Man TT Races
Isle of Man TT Races
The Isle of Man braces itself as bike enthusiasts from all over the world descend for two weeks of all things motorcycle-related at the TT Races. Practices start a few days before the actual race for anyone keen to watch.
The infamous Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Motorcycle Races have come a long way from their humble roots, when Edwardian daredevils raced tons of metal around farmers' tracks. As time went on and the course developed, word of the races' spectacular setting and thrilling speeds spread, with the event ultimately recognised as the definitive challenge for motorcyclists and arguably the most important annual event in the Isle of Man.
During the races, the island comes alive with parties, stalls, rock concerts and nightclub events. The 37.7 mile (62.8km) course tours the whole island and fans even have the opportunity to ride the route themselves. Caution is advised as speeds of 190mph are reached in the actual races, and broken bones and other serious injuries are par for the course.
Spectators should seek out the Creg ny Baa, which offers strategic views of the racers speeding down the mountain and riding towards the finish line at Bray Hill.
Isle of Man TT Races Information
When: May - Jun 2013 (annual)
Various prices in the grandstand
Free to watch elsewhere
Address: Glencrutchery Rd , Douglas, IM2 4TB
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