Ahhh the TT.
The only time of year you’ll gladly get up earlier than the birds to walk for miles through fields, only to sit yourself on a grassy verge for the day.
We’re blessed with 37.73 miles (to be exact) of TT course to watch the bikes from…so we’ve put together a few of our fave spots to watch the Senior Races this TT.
Cronk-y-Voddy has long been a favoured spot of those travelling to the Island to catch a glimpse of the action. With the bumps in the road, the bikes really have to show their skill at lightning speed.
Video credit: Dave Thornley
#2 The Grandstand
Ok so you won’t see much racing as such, but you will get to see the boys in the pit and if you’re lucky enough to have access passes, you might even get to meet the riders.
In between races you can head to the Artisan Island food tent to sample some of the best local produce the Island has to offer.
#3 The Mountain Mile
Out in the sticks and you’re stuck there all day, but well worth it to see the boys open up over the Mountain. Remember your toilet roll if you head here!
Image Credit: Steve Babb Facebook Page
‘The bikes get so close and fast on the straight, and after the race you can wander down to the Grandstand for a beer’…well we can’t argue with that can we?!
Up at the Creg, you’ve got it all. A speedy straight, a sweeping corner and one of the most popular TT pub’s on the Island serving up delish food and drinks all day.
Fresh off the mountain, the boys on bikes hammer it here.
Image credit: Lap Concepts Facebook Page
#6 McGuinness’s / Barregarrow
McGuinness’s is a cheeky lil left hander before the top of Barregarrow, named after the man himself Mr. John McGuinness. This corner is defo worth the trek through the foliage for the view and the speed!
#7 The Crosby Rise
Get your spot nice and early at the Crosby Rise to watch the bikes get some sweet sweet air. This has been hailed one of the few places on the course where the riders get both wheels off the ground at flat out speed.
Expect wobbles, and pure adrenaline fuelled viewing.
#8 Sulby Straight
Reckon you’re a bit of a speed demon? Anywhere on the Sulby straight will show you exactly why these bikers are top of their game. Pop into The Ginger Hall pub whilst you’re up that way, the Landlord is a bit of a ledge.
#9 If you’re lucky enough, down the bottom of your front garden…
If you’re on the TT course, firstly…we’re WELL JEALOUS! Secondly, enjoy it. You’re up close and personal to the best motorbike road race and racers in the WORLD (in our opinion)
Send us your pics, we wanna see the course from your perspective! Check out this mega shot from Kirk Michael sent in by Jan Coleman…
We hear the hospitality at this place is out of this world! 😉
#10 ITV 4
For those unfortunate enough to not be on the Rock to catch a glimpse of the madness, you can ALWAYS rely on some insane coverage from the crew over at ITV4.
Even if you have been live at the races during the day, get the full race programme on record so you can relive it when you get home after a pint or 3 at Bushy’s Village.
Where’s your favourite spot? Let us know in the comments!