IOM TT: 2010 Isle of Man TT traffic takes hold in the North West
The annual pilgrimage by tens of thousands of motorcycle racing enthusiasts will pass through Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside in the last week of May, en route to the Isle of Man TT races
It is expected that nearly all of the event spectators heading in from across Britain and Europe will travel by ferry from Heysham and Liverpool and RideSafe BackSafe are urging every road user in the region to “think bike, think biker”. As Merseyside Communications Manager for the road safety initiative, Emma Kelly, explains;-
“A significant number of men, women and even very young TT enthusiasts will be travelling through the area as motorcycle riders and pillions. Many will not know our roads and this may add to congestion at times. Please consider how vulnerable people are on motorcycles and take a moment to look twice at every turn, every lane change and every junction. We would also ask motorcycle riders to be considerate in return, plan your route and blend with the local traffic to keep everyone moving safely“.
For more information about one of the U.K.’s largest, dedicated, motorcycling road safety initiatives, please go to www.ridesafebacksafe.co.uk