Port Erin to stage TT attractions

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Some of the UK’s finest stunt riders will be in Port Erin on Monday, displaying the remarkable, gravity-defying feats that can be achieved on two wheels.

The TT day, organised by the local authority, has been held in the village for several years and this year has a new format. There will be no fireworks and no appearance by The Purple Helmets, as in the past, but plenty of other attractions.

There will be Flatland BMX shows and workshops with Lee Musselwhite, who is twice UK champion and Guinness world record holder. A ‘Monster Energy road show’ with the Splitter Ball of Steel with motor trials by Fred Crosset. A trials display by Steve Colley plus freestyle stunt shows and Lee Bowers, who is UK and Ireland stunt champion.

Displays will take place on the lower promenade, which will be closed to traffic from midday to 11pm.

‘The performers are all highly skilled individuals and for some their first performances on the Isle of Man, so it will be a real treat to watch,’ said commissioners’ clerk Jason Roberts.

From 1pm there are also sandcastle competitions on the beach and free rides throughout the afternoon.

Later on there will also be live music on the Bushy’s stage, opposite The Bay hotel.

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