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Cycling in Isle of Man
Isle of Man In A Nutshell
If a few days of good weather has been forecast you could do a lot worse than head over to the Isle of Man. It has plenty of bleakly beautiful, desolate moorland. Then roll into Peel and get a kipper butty and an ice cream.
When I Went To The Isle of Man
Where I Went
I think I've cycled every road of the Isle of Man.
Isle of Man-specific Issues
Whatever you do, don't come during TT Week (around the first week of June). You won't find any accommodation and you're liable to be squished by a German motorcyclist screaming along on tiny, unfamiliar lanes at 150 mph.
Isle of Man's Scenery
When the weather is nice, the Isle of Man is stunningly beautiful. It's just a pity it doesn't happen very often.
Isle of Man's Road Quality
Roads are good. The issue of motorcyclists during TT Week is a problem, albeit lesser, at any time of year. Many of the roads you'll want to cycle on have got no speed limits. It's a way of thinning the herd.
Isle of Man's Accommodation & Costs
As most of my family live here, I've never had to pay for a campsite or a hotel and so I can't help. Things here at usually more expensive than in the UK.
English. If you want a laugh, go into a shop and ask for something in Manx.
Reasons To Go To The Isle Of Man
Very pretty scenery, kipper butties, Davison's toffee ice cream, to test your new raincoat.
Your Opinions & Questions
Have you cycled in Isle of Man? Tell me what you think and I'll include your comments here. Also, if you have a blog, web site or Facebook page that includes an account of your trip, send me the URL and I'll include a link below. Include your name if you want your comment to be attributed to you. Or do you have a question about Isle of Man? Ask me and if I can answer it I'll add the information to the page.
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