I'm in awe of the TT bikes and riders
I've just done a rudimentary calculation on the sheer heroic madness (if there is such a thing) that the gladiatorial riders face whilst competing in the Senior TT or some of the other big bike races. Six laps of the 37.73-mile circuit is 226 miles which equates to travelling form central London to central Manchester in one hour 40 minutes without using any motorways or dual carriageways and stopping for fuel and a new tyre along the way. I'm utterly staggered and in awe at what these guys manage to achieve and that includes the team and machinery. Jeremy Weaver, Berkshire Ed: You are right, it is a monumental test of rider and machine. Turn to the 36-page souvenir TT pull-out for a full report on every race at this year's event.