Isle of Man
There is free parking behind the Grandstand
Sailing to the Isle of Man
The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company operates ferry services to the Island from Heysham, Liverpool, Dublin and Belfast. For the weekend of the Isle of Man CC sportive they are offering special travel and accommodation packages with 2 nights accommodation and the ferry crossing from as little as £90.
Accommodation ranges from camping and self-catering to the best hotels in Douglas so there is something for everyone. To get them call Steam Packet Holidays directly on 01624 645 777 (1800 523 177 from the ROI) and quote ‘Isle of Man CC’; the deals are also on their website.
Flying to the Isle of Man
There are flights from the UK (Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London City, London Gatwick, Luton, Manchester and Newcastle), Northern Ireland (Belfast), the Republic of Ireland (Dublin) and Switzerland (Geneva) to the Isle of Man. Ronaldsway airport is about 7 miles (20 mins in a taxi) southwest of Douglas. Be sure to check the airline's bicycle policy before you book your ticket. For details of airlines and seasonal timetables click here.
All cyclists are advised to have comprehensive health and travel insurance and to check that their policy covers the Isle of Man and the costs of repatriation.
Entrance requirements and visa information
Photographic identification is required for air travel, but not for ferry travel. British Citizens and Citizens of the Irish Republic do not require passports or entry visas for travel between their respective countries and the Isle of Man. Other EU citizens require either their passport or I.D. cards for travel to the Island. Citizens from non-EU countries will need a passport and should check before travelling to the Island if a visa is required.