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The Classic TT is a natural spin-off from the Isle of Man TT. Billed as an entertaining road race for fans and classic motorcycle enthusiasts alike. The August 2018 event is a more sedate affair in comparison to the highly charged atmosphere of the often dangerous Isle of Man TT race. The challenging terrain of mountainous bends and cobblestone streets remains the same, however the overall spectacle is more casual since the main focus is on the rare, vintage and exotic racing and touring bikes from around the globe. Thinking of combining a UK holiday with this classic annual race? Then read on to discover more about the region!
Situated in the Irish Sea between England and Ireland stands the Isle of Man. With its rugged coastlines, medieval castles, and scenic landscape that rises to a mountainous centre, visitors are guaranteed to find historic sites and attractions to admire. Here’s a condensed list of popular things to do in the area.
• Wildlife Watching. Bring your camera and binoculars and aim high, for the Isle of Man is a haven for birdwatchers. Being an island destination there’s plenty of inquisitive marine life abound too. Seals gone wild anyone?
• Family Activities. Check out Onchan Pleasure Park – this popular leisure hub has its own boating lake complete with bumper boats, motorboats, go-karts and a super fun golf course. Adventurous types may find a guided horse riding experience and /or a mountain hike to be more to their liking.
• Historic Landmarks. There’s no shortage of ancient castles, unique museums and historic railway stations dotted throughout the island. All within close radius of the famous Snaefell Mountain Course.
Motorcycle enthusiasts can expect to be a part of a truly unforgettable event! You’ll be enthralled with the Isle of Man Classic TT’s retro vibe right from the get go.
Off track, fans flock to the laid back Grandstand Paddock Carnival to socialise and explore specialised trade stands. The event also features the Classic TT Party, where the crew really let go with loud tunes and louder outfits.
Guests of Sportsnet Holidays also gain exclusive entry to TT Heroes Dinner – here you can dine with like-minded fans, and meet some of the biggest stars in recent TT history.
Overall it’s a unique opportunity to see vintage bikes race in real life, many of which would otherwise be best confined to museums and private collections. The is a family friendly place, but no matter who you plan on taking the dedicated team at Sportnet Holidays will neatly arrange everything. Ensure you secure a premium travel and event package by contacting one of our friendly staff now. They do say time waits for no man for a reason, right?