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Isle of Mann

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by Cathryn, 22 Jun 2008.

  1. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Dad, the husband and I have decided to go to the Isle of Mann in a few weeks to cycle the TT course. Has anyone been there? Any recommendations of places to eat and sleep etc? Dad will probably hire a bike, so if you know any bike shops or hire places, that would be great.
     
  2. piedwagtail91

    piedwagtail91 Über Member

    I've never been but i'm pretty sure that someone on the ctc forum lives on the island,if you went on there you could probably get all the info you need.
    http://forum.ctc.org.uk/
    am i allowed to link to the opposition??!!!!
     
  3. Tharg2007

    Tharg2007 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    you can pretty much eat anywhere and it will be good. Most meat and veg is grown on the island so it will be good stuff.
    Go for seasonal foods and you will be right :biggrin:
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    I don't think the CTC is the opposition...thanks guys!!
     
  5. ComedyPilot

    ComedyPilot Secret Lemonade Drinker

    I have been to the IOM to watch the TT races. I would stay away from the big towns, but as you're going at a time when the races aren't on, you'll pretty much have the place to yourselves. There are lots of pubs and small villages dotted around the TT course, and because the island is geared up for tourism, you won't be short of choice for B+B or camping. BTW it can be quite hilly on the IOM so be prepared. Then again, if you live in LEEDS you'll be ok.
     
  6. vernon

    vernon Harder than Ronnie Pickering

    Location:
    Meanwood, Leeds
    How many laps are you going to do? :angry:
     
  7. OP
    OP
    Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Hehehe....Dad's muttering darkly about doing it over two days. I've assured him he has all the summer to train!!