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any one going to tt this year    ttr steve have you read this john



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Yes and now i'm crying

I will get to go some year! Not this one thoughnonono



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crying get your ferry booked you will enjoy

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Is their a best day to go, I'm flying in to Manchester on May 22 with the Mrs for a holiday.
Is accomodation still available. Can you stay in Wales and do a day trip.
How often does the ferry go.

last minute decisions I know here but thats how I roll.

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you may struggle for accomodation steam package ferry number 01624661661 or possible flytrouble is if you go for a day you will not want to leave for a few days its very good

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also go for race week not pratice look for dates on iom website make sure you go in paddocks have a chat with top riders but go for a few days

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A day trip by ferry is not really practical. Boat is slow, and once you're there it takes a while to get around 'cause traffic is heavy and roads are small. The taxi drivers are generally good and creative at finding ways around but the main road is the race track so it gets complicated! Best way to get around is actually, unfortunately, by trail bike (who'd have thought it!!)

I'd start by looking for flights, followed by an overnight room somewhere to take the pressure off trying to get back to a plane in the afternoon when you've got carried away with it all and end up stuck up the mountain in a traffic jam after the last race in the afternoon!

The whole scheme is totally crazy, and full credit to the Manx government for allowing it to continue. The locals are split totally between absolute hatred, even leaving the island , and absolute passion for the race. Such lunacy and congestion would never happen on the risk averse and politically correct "mainland".

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Thanks for the info, was a last minute thought, our dates happened to coincide.
Sounds like if I want to go to the TT I need to plan a week.
Maybe next time.
Cheers
Steve

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you are correct simon the best bike to get around on is a trailie bike im riding my bandit over & my son is taking my ttr in his van so best of both worlds you dont need a fast bike unless you are stupid and may be sent home on next ferry

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I once went on a day trip from preston dock and it was a long day

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I went once for a Friday Senior Race only.

Set off from Sheffield about 10 pm Thursday on a train to Manchester.

Changed in Manchester for a link to Liverpool.

Walked from Liverpool train station to IoM embarkation and got the boat to Douglas.

Arrived Douglas just as it was getting light - about 5am Friday.

Had a bus trip around the coarse before breakfast.

Walked to the bottom of Bray Hill and first watched the sidecar race - won by Trevor Ireson.

We stayed around Bray Hill to watch the senior race - and saw Hailwood on a Suzuki win comfortably after 6 laps

Managed to stagger back to Douglas to catch the boat back to Liverpool - about 7 pm I think. confuse

Same arrangement at Liverpool - train to Manchester then one to Sheffield.

Arrived Sheffield about 6 am Monday morning and had to wait for buses to start running before getting home about 8 am then bed just as the day was starting.

That was in 1979 and it was a thoroughly grueling day (or 3) that I really enjoyed - afterwards.

Couldn't do it nowadays but the memory still works. wink

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martin i bet its a hard one day i have been going 23 years this tine 5 days stay & im still loving it as thou ive never been before they are getting faster we all thought 130 done by john mcguinness that was it but its still going it cant get any faster but watch peter hickman 135 he says he can do better lets see

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bbc 1 ni cookstown 100 north west 200 tribute to william dunlop if any one wants to watch them john

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