Duke of Cambridge to Visit The Isle of Man

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Wednesday 6th June, 2018

The Duke of Cambridge will visit the Isle of Man on Wednesday 6th June. His Royal Highness will meet support staff and volunteers at The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy 2018, attend a reception for guests from across the island, and visit the Joey Dunlop Foundation.

The Isle of Man TT Races is an annual Motorcycle race meeting that takes place on the Isle of Man in June. It first ran in 1907 and is one of the oldest continuous motorsport events in the world. His Royal Highness will arrive at the TT Grandstand and watch the final stages of the TT Supersport Race 2 before attending a reception in the Government House Tent. Guests will include representatives from across the Isle of Man, including TT staff and volunteers, civic dignitaries and local businesses.

The meeting features nine races including a Superbike Race (for modified 1000cc bikes), the TT Zero for electric bikes, a Lightweight Race (featuring SuperTwin bikes) and two Sidecar Races. Wednesday’s Races, subject to weather, will feature the second Supersport TT Race, the TT Zero Race and the Lightweight TT Race. The Races are run in a time trial format on closed public roads, with riders competing around the TT Mountain Course circuit which is 37¾ miles long. The Duke will view a number of races before meeting race officials and support staff and volunteers involved in the running of the event.

The Duke will continue on to the Joey Dunlop Foundation. Established in 2001, the charity creates specialist accommodation for visitors to the Isle of Man with a disability. Braddan Bridge House, located in Douglas, the island’s capital, consists of apartments which accommodate the needs of all guests. The charity is named after William Joseph ‘Joey’ Dunlop, the popular world champion motorcycle racer. His Royal Highness will meet staff and guests staying in the accommodation and hear how they support guests with disabilities throughout the year.

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