Isle of Man: Beyond the TT Race
This lighthearted documentary profiles the Island during the TT race. There are bike freaks, loud concerts and huge crowds; old archaic laws, beautiful beaches and tasty local cuisine.
There's a place in the middle of the Irish Sea where the cats have no tail, there are no speed limits and for two weeks every year, you get woken up by the screech of speeding motorbikes. But there's much more to the Isle of Mann than the world's most famous motorbike race. This lighthearted documentary profiles the Island during the TT race. There are bike freaks, loud concerts and huge crowds; old archaic laws, beautiful beaches and tasty local cuisine.
For two weeks every year, the Isle of Mann puts on a party. A party that attracts tens of thousands of visitors from around the world "I call it the Olympics of motorcycle road racing", states Wayde Boyd. For tourists, the highlight of the TT race is 'Mad Sunday'. On that day, anyone with a bike can race around the island's winding, bumpy roads. Some drivers reach speeds of up to 190 miles per hour. "There are so many people out on Mad Sunday, it's frightening", states one man. During the TT race, the Island's population doubles. But for those not interested in bikes, there are lots of other attractions. "Lots of street entertainment, live bands, the beach is packed". The island is also home to the unique tailless Manx cat and is famed for its laid back Gaelic culture.FULL SYNOPSIS