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Next weekend it's the End2End Walk, the Shoprite TT Course cycle and a Cancer Thong dash.

 

You would think these people would talk to each other and arrange dates so people don't have to choose.

It's also the Jazz Festival weekend isn't it?

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I didn't realise the E2E was this weekend. I've got an entry in, but haven't even sat on my bike for 4 months. I'm going to be hurting on Monday...

 

You could probably flog the entry, they had to cap it so there's folks who didn't get in!

 

And yeah, all this stuff on the same days is a pain, I'd love to have done the cycle for life, but it's on the same day.

 

And agree, 600 bikes with no road closure at the start is mental.

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You entering?

 

No, I'm doing the walk the following week, or I would have. Might do the bike one next year though.

 

Shame there's not a similar 'open to all' road bike event. I'm not up to the standard of the lycra cloud but I'd like to do something.

 

I need another target after the 2e2 walk, this'll be the first event I've ever entered and I've definitely noticed an improvement in motivation to get the training done. Triathlon here I come (not!)

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hmm 600 bikes all RACING round the islands roads whith only a minor police escort and NO roads closing , not even temporarily to let the bulk through.

 

 

sounds like a menace to me , but more to the point it sounds dangerous !

 

 

Once the quiet back roads of the North are cleared, it's mainly off-road. It's an event which sees the fastest finish in around 3 hours and the slowest in around 7 so there are very few actual large groups of riders.

 

It's not so much a race for many of the riders as a challenge. You'll witness very, very little traffic problems apart from at Ballacraine where we have to cross the TT circuit and on the Howe Road in Port St. Mary where we love to breathe in the traffic fumes after a 40-odd mile bike ride.

 

In the early days, we used to have to ride through the sad Sunday shoppers of Tynwald Mills which was fun.

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So this weekend there is

 

The end to end cycle ride

Powerboats in Douglas Harbour

Duke Stages Tarmar rally round the North of Island

 

...and people complain there is nothing to do on the Island!

 

Good luck to all competing...have fun.

 

and Ferrari win the Monza Grand Prix

but that's not worth watching as it's a foregone conclusion :D

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So this weekend there is

 

The end to end cycle ride

Powerboats in Douglas Harbour

Duke Stages Tarmar rally round the North of Island

 

...and people complain there is nothing to do on the Island!

 

Good luck to all competing...have fun.

 

and Ferrari win the Monza Grand Prix

but that's not worth watching as it's a foregone conclusion :D

 

There is also Bike racing at Jurby Airfield on sunday and Motocross at Ballagarraghyn on sunday

Jurby coast road will be a nightmare, I hope there are plenty of marshals as they all seem to be starting around the same time :o

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