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

Bananaman

         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. 

And so it begins

                     Refuelling 


The sun is out, the blue skies are back, the tourists have arrived. The Isle of Man TT Grandstand  ready for action. Pit stop for the tourists to grab a beer and a bite to eat. Let's hope the good weather lasts until the races begin. Probably not, but so if you are going pack an umbrella and sun cream. You'll need both.

Monday, 3 April 2017

John McGuinness and his happiest fan

                        This guy


Photo shoot at the TT Grandstand, John McGuinness book signing. This guy, first in the queue. Possibly the happiest fan of any rider I've ever seen and photographed. John McGuinness, one the all  nicest riders, celebrities, people all round nice guy you will ever meet. The super fan, one of many waiting patiently for a snap with the motorbike race legend, and purchase his hand signed book. It's all part of the Isle of Man TT Races. As I left, I could still hear the guy laughing. Whatever part of the world he'd traveled from, he'll always be remembered as the happiest fan to me. If anyone knows who he is, pass on this post. I'd love him to have the original large file of the image.  2014 Isle of Man TT Races, TT Grandstand