Part of what makes ‘the Manx’ such a unique event is the spirit of friendship and camaraderie amongst all those who’ve raced around its famous 37 miles.
Everyone who’s taken part in any MGP event has set out to race hard, to deliver their very best performance, but also to experience a special racing event that has created so many long-standing friendships.
The MGP Riders’ Association was set up - over 40 years ago - to foster that spirit, and to make sure that sense of fellowship carries on, even when the racing is over for another year.
During race fortnight the MGPRA facilities behind the grandstand are open to all members, with food, drink and good conversation in plentiful supply.
And members benefit from a twice-yearly newsletter, keeping them in touch with other members across the world.
The Association also awards the John Goodall Spirit of the Manx trophy during the MGP, an award specifically intended to highlight those who display, in the opinion of MGPRA members, the true spirit of what makes MGP racing so special.
Life membership of the MGPRA is just £10.
A membership form is available here: Membership Form