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Isle of Wight campaigns to host TT races

Thu 23 Jun 2011

Isle of Wight campaigns to host TT races

The Isle of Wight could be set to host motorcycling TT races as the island bids to emulate the success of the Isle of Man.

A campaign has been launched - including the setting up of a Facebook page which drew hundreds of supporters within hours - and is backed by councillor George Brown, Isle of Wight Council deputy leader.

He stated that the council would be happy to consider any proposals that would make the Isle of Wight's tourism season last for longer and "make a meaningful contribution to the island's economy without compromising the island's natural beauty and charm for which it is famous".

Campaigner Kara Rann said the Isle of Wight would benefit from hosting TT races, similar to how the Isle of Man has.

Motorcyclists have been heading to the island, which is located between Ireland and England, for more than a hundred years to race through its countryside roads.

Posted by Carla Winter ADNFCR-3083-ID-800597428-ADNFCR

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