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Festival of Motorcycling

A celebration of the Island's place in motorcycling.

The extremely successful first Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling took place in 2013.

Consisting of the Manx Grand Prix (MGP), Classic TT, Manx Classic and 2 Day Trials and the Vintage Motor Cycle Club Rally there really is something for every motorcycle enthusiast.

Manx Grand Prix (MGP)

Held traditionally at the end of August or beginning of September, the Manx Grand Prix is the quieter, more relaxed cousin of the TT.

Taking place on the same 37.73 mile 'Mountain' circuit though, it consists of four-lap races in separate classes: MGP Newcomers', SuperTwin/Lightweight MGP, Junior MGP and the Senior MGP.

The MGP, which is organised by the Manx Motor Cycle Club, began life in 1923 as the 'Manx Amateur Road Races' before being renamed the Manx Grand Prix in 1930.

It has historically been a good platform for talented riders to test their mettle before competing in the TT and other major events. As with the TT, there are plenty of supporting attractions including, club meetings and beach racing, to name a couple.

Entries for the Manx Grand Prix can now be made online.  This year's event starts with the first practice session scheduled for Saturday 20th August 2016, with the first race to then take place on Saturday 27th August 2016.

More information including competitor profiles can be found on the Manx Grand Prix's official website here

Classic TT

A celebration of classic motorcycles held over the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of August.  A centrepiece of the new Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling alongside the Manx Grand Prix.  This year's event takes place from 27th August 2016 to 29th August 2016.

More information can be found on the Classic TT's official website here.

Manx International Classic & Manx 2 Day Trials

Started out in 1955 and still going strong.   Off-road trial riding through the beautiful local scenery - a must for competitors and spectators alike.  The 2015 2 Day Trial took place on the 29th and 30th August 2015 with the Manx International Classic Trials on the 5th and 6th September 2015.  2016 dates have yet to be confirmed for these 2 events.

More information on the Manx 2 Day Trial can be found here and on the Manx International Classic here.

Vintage Motor Cycle Club Rally

The International VMCC Manx GP Rally will take place in 2016 between the 25th August and 1st September.

The Rally is not to missed and incorporates The Festival of Jurby (28th August 2016) which attracts thousands of visits to see classic machinery close-up.

Keep an eye on our Events Calendar for a full list of races and social events for spectators.