Ladies and gentlemen, it’s the weekend (almost) and Ryan Mallon is here to give you that Friday feeling with the last live blog of the week… Highway Code (Department for Transport) Isle of Man Two groups of cyclists attending the Isle of Man TT have been cautioned for riding their bikes on the Mountain Road, a key part of the road race course which is shut to cyclists for the two-week duration of the event.
While cyclists are banned from the A18 that connects Douglas and Ramsey during the TT period, a temporary one-way system for motor traffic is also implemented to increase road safety.
The cyclists, comprised of two separate groups from Swindon and Leeds, were arrested for riding the wrong way up the one-way system at a time when the road was closed to all vehicles to allow emergency services to treat a motorbike rider who had been injured.
Police told the BBC (link is external) that the cyclists’ “dangerous action” could have been worse if the road had been open.
“Had they been on it when we opened it again, we would have sent hundreds of bikes whizzing towards them", Sgt Andrew Reed said.
Reed also advised visitors to the TT to “do your research” concerning road closures and to adhere to the “clear warning signs” on the Mountain Road.
He added that police are “not persecuting cyclists, it is purely a safety factor that anything that is slow moving on that Mountain Road during TT, we don’t want there for […]