Author: Ann Kinvig

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Characteristically damp and windy weather greeted the first group of aspiring newcomers at the first of this year's two familiarisation weekends.19 riders took advantage of the chance to complete laps of the course with experienced ACU Coaches who explained the finer points of riding a smooth and safe lap. The ACU now insists all Newcomers complete at least six guided laps of this kind before being allowed to race on the Mountain Course.The visit also gives riders a chance to meet Manx Motor

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This weekend we have welcomed potential MGP riders from France, Spain, Switzerland and Poland together with others from the UK, Wales and Northern Ireland who are pictured outside the Mike Hailwood Centre.  The Mike Hailwood Foundation support our Newcomers on their preparation and during the event.The potential Newcomers experienced some changeable weather over the weekend.  However this did not dampen their enthusiasm or that of their Trainers. Special thanks to all involved who make these weekends happen which we will repeat in 2 weeks

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