Is it worth taking push bikes
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Is it worth taking push bikes
QOk Hi we are taking the camper van over for race week and will be taking a bike on the back, I was just wondering if it's worth taking couple of push bikes in the van as well. Has anyone done it and is it a good idea with how busy the roads are ?
01-05-2017, 07:47 PM
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RE: Is it worth taking push bikes
Yes it's worth it if you have the space, plenty of glens and trails to explore on non race days if that is your thing, but also the fastest way to get through Douglas if you need to nip to the shop, and no parking problems.
01-05-2017, 09:10 PM
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RE: Is it worth taking push bikes
it all depends if you are likely to use them
if your cyclists id say yes go for it
but if you are not really then dont take something your not likely to use
push bikes could be very handy getting to some places thats harder to get to in cars or motorbikes and long way on foot
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01-05-2017, 09:37 PM
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RE: Is it worth taking push bikes
The old railway line is a nice flat cycle route, goes up the west side of the island and links Kirkmichael, Ballaugh, Quarry Bends, Sulby and Ramsey on the course.
03-05-2017, 02:25 PM
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RE: Is it worth taking push bikes
Yes, I've taken a bike over previous years and found it useful, I wouldn't recommend riding over the mountain road though Icon_lol
03-05-2017, 06:34 PM
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RE: Is it worth taking push bikes
You going this year Andy?
03-05-2017, 11:45 PM
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RE: Is it worth taking push bikes
No - take a unicycle!

But seriously, inferring I'd just made free with the humour, there are some excellent cycle routes in the IOM - link here to some of them: https://www.visitisleofman.com/dbimgs/Cy...de_Web.pdf

As someone mentioned earlier, stay away from the circuit especially the mountain section. (I believe cycling over the mountain section during the TT was banned at one time - not sure if it is, but it's not something I would do)

Have a great time, I'll be the one on the unicycle!!!!

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04-05-2017, 07:46 AM
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I flew over for the classic and hired a mountain bike for the weekend. Was a great way to get around but having previously only taken powered vehicles over to the Island, it was a sharp reminder of how many hills there are. Roads are so crowded during TT week that cycling is actually quite safe as everyone is stuck in traffic. Always carry a puncture repair kit too, I got three punctures in two days. Obviously, keep off the mountain!!
04-05-2017, 04:42 PM
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(03-05-2017, 11:45 PM)Nev14 Wrote: You going this year Andy?
I'll drop you an email Nev.
04-05-2017, 08:54 PM
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RE: Is it worth taking push bikes
Is there a peddle bike Forum? maybe the guy that went Anti Clockwise over the Mountain last year is on it?



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04-05-2017, 09:25 PM
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We were having 5 mins parked at Windy when the idiot on the bike went past going the wrong way when he wasn't even supposed to be on the road on the first place. He was told but ignored everyone. Typical cyclist.
07-05-2017, 10:49 AM
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RE: Is it worth taking push bikes
HI, Me and my brother in law took a couple off push bikes 2 yr running circa 1989/ 90,camping at Peel,stumbled on or got lost, is nearer the truth,and ended up finding interesting spots ,I guess we would have missed otherwise , the ,the Railway inn and the bridge at Union Mills,and the bit formerly known as Ballig bridge.I drank a helluva lot of okells that week and went home slimmer than before, with legs like tree trunks, the other poster is right about the old railway .I found cycling on the TT circuit that hour before roads closing terrifying,and would avoid that.
08-05-2017, 09:36 PM
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