Isle of Man TT Motorcycle Hire from RoadTrip
The Isle of Man TT Motorcycle Hire: 25th May – 7th June 2019
This is one of the busiest periods in the motorcycle rental calendar, so book early to secure a bike if you want to go! Isle of Man TT motorcycle rental is easy with RoadTrip – ride to the World’s greatest road race festival on one of our fully prepared machines.
IoM TT Motorcycle hire from RoadTrip includes great Sports and Touring motorcycle rentals to get you to the TT in style. If you are coming in from overseas then we are very close to London’s Heathrow Airport and can arrange transportation and assist you with finding local hotel accommodation for a night or two before you set off for the Isle of Man TT.
The Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) race meeting takes place in the last week of May and the first week of June. It uses a 37-mile road course and features events on and off the track. Some 20,000 riders make their way to the Island every summer to watch this iconic event, which celebrated its centenary in 2007.
In 2019, qualifying week takes place from Saturday 25th May through to Friday 31st May with daily sessions held in the evening from 6.30pm through to 9pm. During the practice sessions the riders will test a variety of different machines so you will see lots of different of bikes on track. In previous years unofficial lap records have been broken and you will see all the top riders at work in preparation for race week.
Race week is the second week of the festival and races are held on Saturday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
The circuit consists of closed public roads and is open when there is no racing or practice taking place. You too can ride the course, but be aware that regular traffic will also be on the road. The mountain section from Ramsey to Douglas is one way with speed limits in place.
The official travel website of the Isle of Man TT is here. Some options for accommodation can now be found here. All ferries to and from the Isle of Man are operated by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company. Ferries cross to the Island from Liverpool, Birkenhead and Heysham from the mainland. There are also crossings to the Island from both Dublin and Belfast.
We have been advised that accommodation and ferry bookings are taken up to 12 months in advance. Capacity on the ferries is also limited and is released in batches throughout the year. Further capacity is then released (usually in early March) from bookings that have not been paid up/completed by the end of January and so cancelled. There is often stand-by capacity available for both passengers and motorcycles but this cannot be booked in advance, it is a matter of turning up at the port and getting in the queue.
All that said we have also seen customers able to obtain both ferry tickets and accommodation at very short notice in the weeks just prior to the TT so we suggest keep trying even if you are told that there is no capacity in the first instance.
A downloadable spectator’s guide to the TT is available.
Isle of Man TT Schedule
The race week schedule for 2019 is as follows:
Saturday 1st June 2019:
12:00 Superbike TT Race (6 laps)
15:00 Sidecar TT Race 1 (3 laps)
Monday 3rd June 2019:
10:45 Supersport TT Race 1 (4 laps)
14:15 Superstock TT Race (4 laps)
Wednesday 5th June 2019:
10:45 Supersport TT Race 2 (4 laps)
13:45 Lightweight TT Race (4 laps)
16:25 Zero TT Race (1 lap)
Friday 7th June 2019:
10:30 Sidecar TT Race 2 (3 laps)
12:45 Senior TT Race (6 laps)
On non-race days the roads are open to traffic so the general public can “do a lap”. Peel day also takes place on Sunday and the Ramsey Sprint takes place on the Tuesday of race week along the promenade in Ramsey. There is usually a bike show on in Laxey on the Thursday.
Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling – Classic TT & Manx GP – 17th-30th August 2019
Incorporating the Classic TT and the Manx Grand Prix, The Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling is raced on the TT circuit.
The Southern 100 – 8th – 11th July 2019
Held on the 4.25 mile Billown course in the south of the Isle of Man, the Southern 100 road races take place in the height of the summer for extraordinary Solo and Sidecar racing.
There have been a few changes to the 2019 schedule but mainly the dropping of the ‘Ultra-Lightweight’ 125cc/400cc class from the programme along with the discontinuation of the support races.
However, because of demand for entries for 600cc machines, there is an additional race for this class.