The Isle of Man Section of the VMCC is proposing to organise a stand alone brand new event
open to owners of pre WWII machinery ( entries will be open to ALL owners of eligible
machinery, not just VMCC members) with an emphasis on road runs suitable for belt drive
pioneer type machinery.
With the Pioneer Run staying with their new date in October 2023 it would seem to make
sense for our event to fill the early in the year void and run the event around Easter 2023.
Starting around 6th April 2023 & ending 12th April 2023. 7 nights.
We have a successful background of organising events on the Island but this will represent a
first for us in that we are really offering a “package holiday”. However, we really need you to tell
us what your package holiday should include.
The information we require will include:
1.Preferred length of visit – few days or a full week?
Glamping ( upmarket “pods” located at Colby football club with all facilities including
Hotel – Many entrants to our last re enactment in 2011 stayed in one hotel – the Mount Murray
now renamed the Comis. This proved very popular – huge car park and opportunities for
evening/lunchtime gatherings plus gala dinner.
Individual/small number self catering cottage accomodation.
Evening – Speakers/ Film nights in 200 seater theatre in Douglas.
Manx Heritage attractions – Steam Railway, Electric Railway, Museums (indoor and outdoor).
Our aim would be to include access to these attractions as part of your entry fee. With enough
interest it would be great to book the Steam railway exclusively for our use. Perhaps to include
an on board evening meal.
Classes for all pre war machinery with a particular emphasis on terrain suitable for belt drive
machinery. Route and distance options.
Road runs will explore the northern plains( largely open, quiet roads with gently undulating
Biking activities in addition to typical road runs:
Jurby Test day – full day of circuit activity with sessions geared to ALL abilities (mechanical and
personal!). Marquee with ample seating for signing on and general relaxation.
Assortment of refreshments.
Timed hill climb – open to road and non road legal machines. Utilising possibly the most
picturesque track in the entire UK – Druidale – with magnificent views across to Snaefell. Full
Road closure for our exclusive use. Can be run simply as an untimed blast and/or a regularity
time trial over two or more runs.
TT Courses – 1907/ Mountain/ Clypse circuits ( possibility of limited road closures along the
lines of our 2011 re enactment where we were able to operate rolling road closures but this will
all be subject to various Gov’/police approvals and will inevitably be influenced by the size of the
entry list and suitable timings).
Static displays on a meet and greet the public basis behind the TT Grandstand and Ramsey TC.
Breakdown service/collection plus access to tools and experienced help for major repair work.
Welcome pack including riding numbers, memento, maps, attractions, details of restaurants and
HOPEFULLY OUR PROPOSED EVENT HAS PRICKED YOUR INTEREST AND WE WOULD
LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU INDICATING YOUR VIEWS/ PREFERENCES. PLEASE EMAIL OUR SECTION SECRETARY GARY CORLETT AT firstname.lastname@example.org