One of the world's great sporting events.
Sun. Sea. Mountains. An endless sky. Trees. Walls. Hairpin bends, hump-back bridges. Everything's a blur when motorbikes hit 200mph through the Isle of Man's picture-postcard villages.
The toughest, fastest and most dangerous circuit on the planet. For two glorious weeks, the world of motorbike racing decamps to a patch of greenery in the middle of the Irish Sea.
50,000 visitors will arrive en masse. You will come for the craic, and to watch the finest racers in the world. You'll see cutting-edge machines and staggering derring-do. Most of all, you'll take part in "Mad Sunday", a 24-hour free-for-all when any member of the public is allowed on the course.
"On a track, you can push like hell and if it goes wrong you're in a nice gravel-trap. Push too hard here, and you're going home in a box. I like that. It makes it real. No other sport gives you the same buzz." - Guy Martin
For the spectator, its a cracking spectacle. It's also a free one, as access to the course is by way of public roads and verges, policed by a friendly collection of marshalls.
Each year, a handful of visitors, both racers and spectators, lose their lives. Over the 100 years of the annual festival, 224 entrants have gone home in a box. Hundreds more have met their maker on a Mad Sunday.
Murray Walker MBE:
“The Isle of Man TT is the greatest motorsport event of any kind in my opinion. Nowhere has the tradition of the TT”