Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Isle of Man TT

               The Greatest Show On Earth

The Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) is two weeks of road racing (first week practice, second week races) that takes place on the Isle of Man, May/June each year. This means the island is given over to tourists from across the globe and motorbikes. The races are actually run, not on a purpose built track, but around the island itself, the roads us locals use everyday normally. It has been described as "The greatest show on earth" and indeed is both dangerous and exciting. It's also my favouite time of year on the island, the busiest time, and fun, fun, fun. This is one from last year, my usual spot in Ramsey. My other usual spots are the pubs. Not many places in the world you can photograph a bike race and prop up the bar at the same time.

Isle of Man TT 2014
24th May - 6th June


Ramsey Mom said...

Too busy for me, nice atmosphere hustle and bustle.

JP said...

Chuck wagon!

William Kendall said...

I've rode motorbikes, and I like it, but trying a stunt like that would be not quite in my forte!

Halcyon said...

Sounds scary to me! I don't think I could watch.

Anonymous said...

Going to miss it this year. Jim


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