- Isle of Man End 2 End
Is anyone racing the isle of man end to end race on the 13th of September? I am, but havent quite planned my travel arrangements very well. Basically is anyone taking their car on the ferry? I will share the cost of the ferry if i can put my bike in the car for the crossing.Posted 8 years ago
cheers mattKeith BriefMember
If you can, come as a foot passenger – it's much, much cheaper and I'd be amazed if anything was to happen to your bike.
The ferry is incredibly expensive but that's the result of our only ferry service being owned by a bunch of Australian venture capitalists.
There's a few hundred coming from "across" and I'm certain that many will be foot passengers too.
On the downside, it's been very wet here of late so make sure you bring plenty of weather-resistant clothing.
Have a good one.
KBPosted 8 years agostevioSubscriber
Bring your mud x's or similar if last year's Surby Slurry is to be repeated (everyone's bike was grey with slurry like mud from some fields near the end – 1 mate couldn't remember where he'd put his bike down after finishing, tho that could have been in his rush to get a finisher's Buff!)
Likely weather – probably ok with the odd chance of a heavy shower for 4 to 5 hours. 🙂Posted 8 years agoGordymacSubscriber
Is anyone staying on the Sunday night? We are so we can have a few beers, getting the first ferry back to Heysham on the Monday morning.
How about a course conditions report after the Manx riders have finished their ride this Sunday(Although i have already decided that the trailrakers are going on!)
GordymacPosted 8 years ago
The course, as with everywhere else over here is VERY wet. However, the event is predominantly contested on hard standing trails so we may well get away with it. The rutted moorland after the first short, sharp offroad climb will stand up ok apart from a couple of short low-lying areas, but they are very brief indeed. The authorities and event organisers are making huge efforts to enable the technical descent down the side of Cronk Ny Arrey Lea passable for the event; they've closed it to all users for the last few weeks (stopping two big motorcycle trials using it) to try and help it dry out. They are also constructing some boardwalk sections over the boggiest bits. It was a similar story last year whereby they had to pull this section out and we had to go down the road parallel to it which was a great shame.Posted 8 years ago
In summary, I would definitely pack your mud tyres, atleast for the front
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