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“Trip round the IOM TT Course”
Review of IOM Trike Tours

IOM Trike Tours
Ranked #1 of 13 Tours in Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Winner of the Isle of Man Tourism 'Best Attraction' award for 2011 and 2012.
Reviewed November 1, 2013

Wow what an amazing experience, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves going round the famous TT race track, our chaffuer Andy was great at giving us information on the journey, definitely recommend and would love to do it again

3  Thank Sally D
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IOM_Trike_Tours, Manager at IOM Trike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2014

Thanks for your review Sally, looking forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed October 24, 2013

We lived in the Isle of Man for a couple of years when I was young - and used to love sitting on a fence watching the TT races all week. So, on return visit to the IOM (first time in almost 50 years), as a motorcycle rider myself, when hearing of an opportunity to do a full lap of the TT circuit ( 37.75 miles) on a motorcycle - just had to be done. Phoned number on the brochure and immediate live voice answer - date set! Weather turned out to be good that day - met Andy at the Douglas sea terminal - he provided us with warm jackets, gloves, helmets with intercoms and away we went. Seeing the track from a rider's perspective is an entirely different take than watching a race from the sidelines - the roads are quite narrow with lots of corners - very apparent the margin for error is pretty slim at race speeds. The lap record is under 17 minutes - if you do the math on 37+ miles - that's a pretty fast average speed (we stayed within speed limits and with a couple of stops for photos and a leg stretch the experience is about an hour and a half - so for the un-riders there is nothing to fear - my wife and I were most comfortable on the back seat of the trike!). Having the intercom equipped helmets was certainly a bonus as we had an excellent ongoing dialogue of the various corners, towns, speeds racers would be reaching at various places, etc. This was certainly a hilite of our trip - and Andy a most receptive host!
Oh yes - if your camera will take videos be sure to use it - I have shown our footage to numerous of our friends since we returned - and enjoy re-living the adventure every time myself!

3  Thank Billk54
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IOM_Trike_Tours, Owner at IOM Trike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2013

Nice to meet you on your 'homecoming' and don't stay away so long next time. Despite the storms in the south of the UK the weather here is ok and I'm off round the course again soon. Thanks for submitting your review.

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Reviewed October 23, 2013

We took the trip round the TT course. Andy, our driver and guide gave a running commentary about the course, and the personalities that have contributed to the TT over the years. All clothing required to keep out the cold and, if unlucky rain is provided, ensuring a fun and exciting experience.

1  Thank wref
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IOM_Trike_Tours, Owner at IOM Trike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2013

A good day out despite the weather! Thanks for taking the time to write your review.

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Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Our driver really took time to understand why we were visiting IOM so he could adapt the tour to spend time at what would interest us. It was informative and fun. A great trip!

2  Thank BethRogers
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IOM_Trike_Tours, Owner at IOM Trike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2013

Thanks for your review and we hope to see you back on the Isle of Man again soon.

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Saw flyer at hotel - Spur of the moment call to Andy to check availability and likelihood of going (as during a period of particularly wet days) started a really good experience with this company.
Phone calls were exchanged and suddenly Andy was saying there looked to be dry slot P.M.
He arrived with all the gear and got us kitted out for the trip. For the next two hours or so we had the most incredible journey round the island in just about every type of weather (the kit did it's job great, keeping us dry and warm) sunshine down Bray Hill, rain further on, mist/fog as we went up to the mountain section only to come out in sunshine and above the cloud over the top - quite surreal !! The on bike comms. system allowed Andy to impart info as we rode and with his great choice of stops we got more details / titbits plus photo ops. The viewing position on the trike is very good and even for two fairly big people like us there was room enough. We can only back up all the prev. reviews and say do yourself a big favour and book. We absolutely loved every minute. Big thanks again Andy - the memory still lingers strong.
As we are fairly new to Trip Ad. community this just had to be one review we had to do from the past (July 2012) because this was by far and away the highlight of a wet week on the IOM.

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IOM_Trike_Tours, Owner at IOM Trike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2013

Welcome to the Tripadvisor community. Thanks for taking the time to write your review, it is much appreciated.
Andy

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