2018 TT Isle of Man

Discussion in 'EMEA' started by ericlanese, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. ericlanese

    ericlanese Adventurer

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    Looking for any advice on best way to do the TT next year. Plan on riding either the week before or week after in UK. Not looking to ride on Isle of Man. Best times to go( practice week or race days), best way over, what to take, best place to fly into from US.....really anything from an experienced person would be a valuable help. Thanks.
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  2. nickguzzi

    nickguzzi Long timer

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    Quite a few people from the US attended the TT this year. They had similar request to yours - maybe a search?
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  3. glitch_oz

    glitch_oz Long timer

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  4. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    Sort your accommodation now. Like next week....
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  5. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    You can fly into Manchester, and then to the IoM. Alternatively, Heathrow, and then London City Airport to IoM.

    Practice week is not too bad. Race week is crazy. But you should really experience race week....

    Transport is limited unless you have wheels...

    You have very little chance of getting on a ferry now with a bike....they are 99.9% booked out.
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  6. Meriwether

    Meriwether Following big footprints.

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    Hi,
    Just something to be aware of is the vulnerability of the air services due to bad weather, it's more of an issue for The Classic TT/Manx GP during August than the TT in May/June. The sail/rail option is more reliable but is more expensive. The island has really good public transport. Homestays are popular and there are plenty of camp grounds. I like practice week just as much as race week, sightseeing during the day and watch practice between 6-9pm.
    Cheers, Mark.
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  7. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    Yes, our flight was delayed 3 hrs by fog in July....
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  8. HeidiHo

    HeidiHo Old, Bold, Still Riding

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    If you want to book a few years in advance, I own a cottage on IoM, and usually rent it out for the two main races on IoM during the year. It is already booked for 2018, and promised to another inmate on here for 2019. If you want to consider 2020...let me know. There are two smaller bikes stored at the cottage, a couple Van Van 200's, which are really good for riding around the small island.

    I have learned to visit the island when the races are NOT happening, as it is far too crowded...like a zoo at feeding time...during the races.
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  9. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    Yes, the better half and I were there in July. It was lovely and quiet. It really is a beautiful place.
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