looks like we WON'T be doing the TT/NW next year.

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looks like we WON'T be doing the TT/NW next year.

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Swmbo has expressed an interest in seeing the TT, and a trip to Ireland.
A cunning plan emerged, a month away and see some of the finest road racing available.
We could get a ferry from Roscoff straight to the emerald Isle, then another to IoM, IoM to UK, over la manche....Home!
Just been doing some preliminary costings, fmob!
€380 Belfast to Douglas, €420 Douglas to Heysham. I'm only looking to rent 15m² for a couple of hours, not buy the funking boat.
For that kind of money we could go somewhere nice!
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Sadlonelygit wrote: Fri Jun 07, 2024 9:33 am Swmbo has expressed an interest in seeing the TT, and a trip to Ireland.
A cunning plan emerged, a month away and see some of the finest road racing available.
We could get a ferry from Roscoff straight to the emerald Isle, then another to IoM, IoM to UK, over la manche....Home!
Just been doing some preliminary costings, fmob!
€380 Belfast to Douglas, €420 Douglas to Heysham. I'm only looking to rent 15m² for a couple of hours, not buy the funking boat.
For that kind of money we could go somewhere nice!
Supply and demand innit. Steam Racket Co is the only ferry company that serves the IoM - they can charge whatever they like.
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Post by weeksy »

Fly over instead ? Or walk on....
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Ferry prices seem to have gone up loads recently - bog standard routes like Cherbourg Portsmouth have risen high enough that it's cheaper to fly and hire (and darned more convenient, quicker). I can't say I miss the floating caravan club experience much ...
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Go as foot passsengers,I'd stay well clear of the roads around the TT period,they're full of fckwits, trackday gods.& knobheads in supercars.
Good luck getting a incident free run over the mountain.
I wouldn't fly in,the other year one of our mates got the plane,all was well until it got near Ronaldsway & the airport was covered in fog so they couldn't land,meanwhile we were bathed in sunshine in Douglas.
When we go,we go as foot passengers & take pushbikes,you can ride the heritage trail from Quarter bridge to Peel,all off road :thumbup:
I go to the Classic TT/ Manx GP most years & take the bike over every time.
Typical mountain road scene this time of year...
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Probably just do the NW200.
€800 to cross the Irish sea is a joke.
Flying not an option (dog) and don't fancy foot passenger, as then we have to try and find accommodation etc.
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Post by Yorick »

Those prices are a bit tasty. Thanks to our residents discount, it was only 250€ from here to Cadiz on bike with huge cabin and free meals all the way
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Post by Bustaspoke »

Not sure what price the short break sailings are but I do the Classic TT/ Manx GP on a 5 day ticket, motorcycle & rider £150 return.
Have a look on the Steam Packet website to see what's available
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Post by Felix »

When i last looked at DFDS Newcastle to IJmuiden and P&O from Hull to Rotterdam they were between 800 and 900 quid. Pre covid and blame the Russian tax it was around £350. I will he heading south as i can get the train or Irish Ferries to Europe for around £300. That is for two and the camperbus. BTW if looking at ferry prices and probably flights also if you keep going back to check of they went up or down always clear your cookies first. They seem to add a but onto the price every time you check the prices.
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Post by cheb »

It's just over £40 for a car and driver for the ferry to here one way*. A bargain I'd say for a near 2 hour ferry crossing.

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Post by Noggin »

Maybe have a look at the pre-TT races - smaller circuit but it's pretty awesome :D :D

Probably cheaper to get over, not sure about getting back. Maybe
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Post by kendo57 »

I'm going to the Manx this year £317 Liverpool Douglas return fare for a car and two passengers.