Originally Posted by Limey 1
Only the actual race circuit is affected and closed during the races and of course they open back up when the racing is over each day.. ...but you can ride your bike all over the island and travel to different parts of the track , by taking alternate back roads / lanes etc....it's very busy during the racing weeks but everyone is very rider friendly and in tune with what's going on...Bushys is good..but don't forget the Guiness!...We (Wife) flew into Dublin...rented a couple of twin 800 BMWs.(Celtic Riders)...got on the ferry from Dublin to Douglas IOM...had a hell of a good time....it's a must do on your bucket list!....
I definitely want to do some riding while we are in the UK. I had originally planned to rent near London, and ride to the ferry and on IOM during the race week. If the race course is closed a lot because of tourist crashes in the evening, and closed for the race during the day, it may not be worth the huge expense to have a bike for the whole race week (parked at the hotel). I may try to rent on IOM just for a couple of days, or I may rent for a couple of days near London. I have about a year to decide.