Author: Steve English

Isle of Man TT Races Set to be Completely Carbon Neutral For The First Time


The Department for Enterprise is making steps to reduce the carbon footprint of this year’s Isle of Man TT Races with the recent appointment of strategic partner, Pozitive Group.

The partnership will result in the first carbon neutral TT as Isle of Man based Pozitive Group have committed to funding a carbon offsetting programme that will cover the total emissions created by the Isle of Man TT Races including international visitor travel.

The full carbon impact is estimated to be around 5000 tonnes of carbon based on data from 2019, however the total 2022 emissions will be calculated post-event using a number of verified data sources, including the official race reports to capture racing emissions and the statistics from the 2022 TT Visitor Survey to calculate the impact of attendees, including travel data. Pozitive Group will also carry out a broader on-event assessment of any additional factors that may contribute to the final carbon emissions calculation.

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Increased Live Coverage of Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races

Monday May 23, 2022 at 2:19pm

Southern 100 Racing, organisers of the Blackford Financial Services Pre-TT Classic Road Races are pleased to confirm that Manx Radio will be once again broadcasting live coverage of the opening event of the 2022 TT Festival from the Colas Billown Course commencing on Friday 27th May.

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Road racing returns to the calendar and Maria produces a new personal best lap time.

Maria Costello MBE made a superb return to road racing as she matched her best finish and put in a new personal best lap time at the 2022 Northwest 200 despite a difficult start. 

Maria was delighted to be returning to her beloved sport at the North West 200 event onboard the Mark Coverdale Paton Supertwin race bike after almost three years of absence due to the pandemic.

Her initial hopes felt dashed when the race bike was delayed and she received it less than week before leaving for Northern Ireland. 

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One week to go…

This time next week the 2022 Isle of Man TT Races will officially be underway and history will be made as the TT is broadcast live for the first time in the event’s 115 year history. 

With the TT+ Live Pass you’ll be able to watch every qualifying session and race live and on-demand for a one-off payment of £14.99. Get yours now, and be ready to watch the moment we’ve all been waiting for the return of the TT. Wherever you are you’ll be able to watch competitors and newcomers get their first taste of the Mountain Course in all its closed-road glory.


Get the low down on the new changes to the technical regulations coming into place this year as Steve Plater chats to Dave Molyneux and Daryl Gibson about how the new rules will help to futureproof the 3 wheel racing grid. Plus, Steve is joined by the ones to watch, Ryan and Callum Crowe as well the duo dominating the sidecar scene, Ben and Tom Birchall. This FREE TO WATCH, just register on there..


From Wirral 100 here

With the aftermath of the Coronavirus Lockdown and the ongoing Cost of Living Crisis resulting in many W100 riders obviously withdrawing from or cutting down on their racing activities, our March meeting at Anglesey – without any guest classes – saw our lowest-ever entry of just 65 riders (56 solos & 9 sidecars), and a 40% reduction (approximately £10,000) in our expected entry fees, with no corresponding decrease in our fixed costs.

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Shelley Smithies needs our help.

From Steve Kershaw.

Hi Folks, Ryan Charlwood has started a gofundme page for our good friend and much loved sidecar passenger Shelley.

Shell suffered very serious injuries in a testing accident at VDV in France and is still currently in hospital in France.

The funds are to help Shelley with the cost of returning to Britain as recovery is going to be a very long process.

Come on Shelley 💪💪🤞🤞you can do it! Love from all team Kershaw #29 xxx

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