Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is famous for three things: The world-famous TT race, Manx cats, and for being the birthplace of the fastest sprinter in cycling, Mark Cavendish.

The TT Festival draws petrolheads from all over the world, some of them riding the course on 'Mad Sunday' when it is opened to the public. Rider deaths continue to blight the festival, as the course is on public roads, some of which are inherently unsafe. It passes near Snaefell Mountain, the highest point of the island, which has a train station at the top. You can get the train in summer from the town of Laxey.

Place (Britain)

Isle of Man flag

Why you should go:

To ride the TT circuit at whatever speed you are happy with.

Why you shouldn't:

It's small and not the most exciting place in the world.

Map of Isle of Man