Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling

by 31st May 2022

Isle of Man Attractions - Festival of Motorcycling


The extremely successful first Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling took place in 2013. Consisting of the Manx Grand Prix (MGP), Classic TT, Manx Classic and 2 Day Trials and the Vintage Motor Cycle Club Rally there really is something for every motorcycle enthusiast.


Manx Grand Prix (MGP)


Held traditionally at the end of August or beginning of September, the Manx Grand Prix is the quieter, more relaxed cousin of the TT.


Taking place on the same 37.73 mile 'Mountain' circuit though, it consists of four-lap races in separate classes: MGP Newcomers', SuperTwin/Lightweight MGP, Junior MGP and the Senior MGP.


The MGP, which is organised by the Manx Motor Cycle Club, began life in 1923 as the 'Manx Amateur Road Races' before being renamed the Manx Grand Prix in 1930.


It has historically been a good platform for talented riders to test their mettle before competing in the TT and other major events. As with the TT, there are plenty of supporting attractions including, club meetings and beach racing, to name a couple.


Entries for the Manx Grand Prix can now be made online.  This year's event started with the first practice session on Saturday 19th August 2017, with the first race then taking place on Saturday 26th August 2017.


More information including competitor profiles can be found on the Manx Grand Prix's official website here


Classic TT


A celebration of classic motorcycles held over the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of August.  A centrepiece of the new Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling alongside the Manx Grand Prix.  This year's event took place from 26th August 2017 to 28th August 2017.


More information can be found on the Classic TT's official website here.


Manx International Classic & Manx 2 Day Trials


Started out in 1955 and still going strong. Off-road trial riding through the beautiful local scenery - a must for competitors and spectators alike.  The 2017 2 Day Trial took place on the 2nd and 3rd September 2017.


More information on the Manx 2 Day Trial can be found here and on the Manx International Classic here.


Vintage Motor Cycle Club Rally


The International VMCC Manx GP Rally took place in 2017 between the 24th August and 31st August.

The Rally is not to missed and incorporates The Festival of Jurby (27th August 2017) which attracts thousands of visits to see classic machinery close-up.


Keep an eye on our Events Calendar for a full list of races and social events for spectators.



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31st May 2022 11:38 pm.
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