Isle of Man News last updated 19 September 2017 16:24:51

Fagg bids for historic double

POSTED Thu last week by LC

This week Isle of Man rally co-driver Rob Fagg competes on home soil as he contests the 138.com Rally Isle of Man, the island’s longest and toughest...

Calls to ban the Isle of Man TT races shunned by widow of veteran racer

POSTED Mon last week

The widow of the 250th rider to be killed in the Isle of Man TT races has refused to back calls to ban the event, saying it would be ‘disrespectful’ to his memory. Father-of-four Paul Shoesmith, 50, lost his life on the course in June 2016 shortly after recording his fastest ever lap.According to unofficial records, Mr Shoesmith was the 250th rider to be killed on the road track and since his death five more have lost their lives. The total number of fatalities includes both TT events and Manx Grand Prix races.The mounting death toll has renewed the campaign for the annual race on the Snaefell Mountain Course to be cancelled.But Mr Shoesmith’s widow Janet Cowden has told BBC Inside Out North West that she can’t support the campaign, despite...

World Champions join the Isle of Man Cycling Challenge for its fifth year

POSTED Fri 08-09-2017

On Saturday 23 September Andy Jackson, the current UMCA (Ultra Marathon Cycle Association) 6hr World Champion, and Chris ‘Hoppo’ Hopkinson, four-times finisher of the Race across America, winner of 9 UMCA World Titles and holder of 12 World Records will be among those riding in the Isle of Man CC 12hr Challenge on the TT Mountain Course. The Cycling Challenge starts at the TT Grandstand at 8.30am. As well as the 12hr challenge there is also a cycle sportive on the TT course for one, two or three laps of the course. Riders in the sportive include Mark Howard, a disabled army veteran and hand cyclist who completed the course in 2016, Steve Wood, an ex-TT racer, and husband and wife Mick and Vicki Boddice both of whose parents won trophies as...

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