Monday, 5 February 2018

Closer to the edge......

                                                              ........of the seat

Nothing like being prepared and doing things in style. It's a long wait if you get there early. Park yourself opposite the pubs and next to the takeaway joints and bask (or bake in leathers on a hot day) in the sunshine. 

Isle of Man TT 2015

The Photographers

                            Got it

The white bibs indicate these guys are part of the official photographers of varied media publications you'll find around the course. Positioned in front of the safety barriers along the course, or in this case, in front of the cordoned off Swan Pub. Bibs are usually numbered individually, except the year when everyone bore the number 001, printed in error. That would be this one then. 

Parliament Square, Ramsey, Isle of Man TT 2013

Saturday, 23 September 2017

En route to the Hairpin

                         On my way.....

.....upwards to the Hairpin, Ramsey.  That was the plan, to capture evening practice from the top as the bikes turn through the Hairpin. Somehow this became stop and swap lenses for a different view. Practice week for the bikes and photographers. View from (almost) the top,

Isle of Man TT 2015

Thursday, 21 September 2017


         Must be Mad Sunday.........

.......where fancy dress isn't compulsory to ride the TT course, on race day off but it all adds to the fun. Bananaman was closely followed by, Batman, Superman and the Pink Panther. 

Isle Of Man TT, 2010

More TT tourists images here

Ramsey Sprint, Isle of Man TT

                     Balancing act

Races day off, why not head North of the island to Ramsey, for Ramsey Day.  The stunt display team showing how it's done along Mooragh Promenade.

Isle of Man TT 2008

Thursday, 7 September 2017

John McGuiness and Guy Martin

     Sometimes you just get lucky.....

......and the race is flagged, which is not so lucky for the riders, but great for spectators and photographers. Normal raing service resumed after Guy had his cuppa tea.

Friday, 26 May 2017

The Central

                     Beer and Bikes

If you find yourself in Ramsey for the races, try The Central pub, Parliament Square. Get in early though as this place gets packed out. Small, but a perfect vantage point. If you like karaoke then you're in the right place. If not, then take earplugs, or try sitting out the back with a beer and just enjoy the racing view.