I'm in awe of the TT bikes and rid­ers

Motorcycle News (UK) - - LIFE ON BIKES -

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.

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