One of the toughest and most exciting motorcycle racing events is upon us.
Many great riders from all over the country and Europe descend on the beautiful island to tackle the daunting course.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Isle of Man TT in 2022
What is the Isle of Man TT?
The Isle of Man TT – also known as the Tourist Trophy – is an annual motorcycle racing event.
It has taken place in May or June of each of the years since its inception in 1907.
An event well known for being one of the most dangerous races in the world.
It tests riders from all over England and the European mainland on the dreaded “Mountain Course” – which is a 37.73 mile race made up entirely of the island’s public roads.
When is the 2022 event?
Likewise, the event spans a two-week period, and this is still the case in 2022.
The event starts on Sunday, May 29 and ends on Friday, June 10.
Training sessions take place throughout the first week, which is often the time visitors take to explore the wonders of the beautiful Isle of Man.
Soon after, there will be an eventful week of racing – including ‘Mad Sunday’ which is a time for motorcycling fans to come together at various meetings, events and parades which take place across the island.
The program of the event is as follows:
- Sunday May 29 – Qualifying
- Monday May 30 – Qualifying
- Tuesday May 31 – Qualifying
- Wednesday June 1 – Qualifying
- Thursday June 2 – Qualifying
- Friday, June 3 – Qualifying
- Saturday June 4 – Race Day 1
- Monday June 6 – Race Day 2
- Wednesday June 8 – Race Day 3
- Friday June 10 – Race Day 4
How can I get tickets for the Isle of Man TT 2022?
Every year thousands of TT fans descend on the Isle of Man for the annual races.
Travel and accommodation are in high demand and booking a trip can become a daunting process.
However, when it comes to attending and being a spectator of the big race, it’s completely free.
Whether you want to sit in a hedge or climb one of the trees along the 38-mile-long course, you can do it without parting with a penny.
You will only have to pay to be a spectator at the Isle of Man TT if you wish to sit in the grandstand – where you will pay per day of the event.
How do I get to the event from Liverpool?
The easiest way to get to the Isle of Man from Liverpool is by ferry or boat service.
Before and during race week ferry demand is inexplicably high and you are advised to be as flexible as possible.
City ferries depart from Liverpool’s Pier Head port (L3 1DL) and the average journey time is 2 hours and 45 minutes.
What have Merseyside Police said about vehicle theft and advice for riders?
Sergeant Garreth Berry said: “We are delighted to welcome racing fans back, after a hiatus during the pandemic. “This year we are running a dedicated operation to carry out high-visibility policing in key locations, as well as ensuring visitors to our area are provided with the correct crime prevention advice regarding safe parking and bike safety. . “We want racing fans to come to our city and enjoy what we have to offer. This operation is designed to raise awareness and reassure racing fans that we are deploying resources in the right places to deter and disrupt would-be thieves, ahead of what promises to be a major TT event. Officers will be on the ground, and local businesses and hotels are working alongside us to ensure CCTV coverage is in place “Working together we can ensure bikes are kept safe in Liverpool, and I can assure people that we will vigorously prosecute anyone who attempts to steal vehicles at this time or at any time. We understand the distress and inconvenience of vehicle crime, especially for people who have traveled great distances, and we will do everything in our power to eradicate such incidents. Spread the word and make sure your bike is as safe as possible.
- Use a good quality lock, or two
- Always park in a well-lit area
- If you ride in a group, lock your bikes together
- Do not park in the same place – vary your parking location
- Consider using a forensic tagging system
- Watch out for other bikers – if you see someone trying to steal a bike don’t try to stop them, call 999
- If you see suspicious activity around a bike, call 101
- If you have any information about motorbike theft or crime, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
Anyone with information about the bike theft is asked to speak to officers, message @MerPolCC, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.