Peel Day to take centre stage on Mad Sunday with revived event

David Steedman and David Bacon from Sussex with Savina's Pole Dancers at Peel Day 2015

David Steedman and David Bacon from Sussex with Savina's Pole Dancers at Peel Day 2015

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Peel Day will take place on Mad Sunday with bike racing and the kipper race added – and this year it’s all free.

The event has gone back to being free after a charge was introduced last year to access some parts of the promenade.

Organiser Peel commissioner Ian Davison said: ‘This is a brand new format for Peel Day with a great family fun day planned, but then the fast action Moto Syco pit bike and 50cc bike racing takes over at 6pm for what will be a great, close action road racing first for Peel.

‘After speaking with John McGuinness he is hoping to come along to watch, and hopefully so will other top riders who can take part if they wish.’

The racing takes place around the kipper yards, starting at the House of Manannan, and will go round past the Creek Inn, down Mill Road and back up East Quay to the House of Manannan.

The Kipper Race is an exciting new charity run organised by Ian and Peel man Dave Cain. It is run over the same course, with signing on at 3pm and the race starting at 4pm.

Entry is free and runners can turn up on the day to run for their own charity. Sponsorship forms are available on the Peel Online website.

Dave said: ‘It’s the bra dash with attitude.

‘Runners are asked to dress as ridiculously as possible, sackcloth over boxers, seaweed in the hair, etc.’

The Peel Day entertainment will take place around Spit Corner, the East Quay and the beach.

The Leece Museum bike display and viewing area will officially be opened at 1pm by seven-times TT winner Mick Grant, with chairman of Peel Town Commissioners Christine Moughtin.

This is free to all to come and take a look round.

Steve Colley and The Monster Mayhem Show will be performing at Spit Corner from 1.30pm all afternoon,

Soundcheck will be running the stage with up and coming bands, then the main event, which is fast action pit bike and 50cc bike racing on closed roads around the House of Manannan from 6pm.

Savina’s Secret’s pole dancing school run by Savina and Jade Thomas will be outside the Peveril pub. There will be bike parking only on the promenade with cars able to use the headlands field.

The event will be going ahead whether there is racing on Mad Sunday or not.

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