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A major new event is coming to the Isle of Man in May 2016...Isle of Man Cyclefest presented by Isle of Man Bank.

Based in the north of the Island, the spectacular Milntown Estate is your hub for three days of epic challenges and cycle-based fun. With events for all types of cyclists young and old, this truly is a festival for all velo-lovers.

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Thursday 12th of May

11:30 – Schools Team Pursuit Challenge
12:00 – Pearl Izumi Tour Series Paddock visit from local schools
14:00 – Pearl Izumi Tour Series Team Time Trial Warm Up
15:00 – Pearl Izumi Tour Series Team Time Trial
17:00 – Isle of Man Cyclefest Stars of Tomorrow Youth Races
18:30 – Pearl Izumi Tour Series Race Warm Up
19:30 – Pearl Izumi Tour Series Race

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Friday 13th of May – Ocean Motor Village Community Day

13:00 – Bike for Life
16:00 – Isle of Man Cyclefest BMX GP
18:30 – The Big Ride with Rebecca House
19:00 – Jewson Team Relay

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Saturday 14th of May

09:00 – Gates Open
10:00 – The Battle of Sky Hill Mountain Bike Race Start
10:15 – Breakfast with Yn Chruinnaght
11:15 – Andrei Burton Stunt Show
12:00 – The Battle of Sky Hill Mountain Bike Race Podium Presentations
13:00 – MAIN STAGE: Ruth Keggin & Guests
13:45 – Andrei Burton Stunt Show
14:00 – Storm the Tower Hill Climb powered by Isle of Man Creamery Start
14:30 – MAIN STAGE: Matt Creer
15:45 – Andrei Burton Stunt Show
16:30 – MAIN STAGE: Scarlett Parade
18:00 – Cyclefest BBQ
18:15 – Storm the Tower Hill Climb powered by Isle of Man Creamery Podium Presentations
19:00 – MAIN STAGE: Retrospect
20:00 – Feed Zone
20:30 – MAIN STAGE: Retrospect
21:30 – End
22.00 – Close

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Sunday 15th of May

09:00 – Gates Open
09:30 – Yoga and Stretch
10:00 – Isle of Man Cyclefest Gran Fondo Presented by Isle of Man Bank Race Start
10:15 – Breakfast with Yn Chruinnaght
11:15 – Andrei Burton Stunt Show
12:15 – MAIN STAGE: Loose Crew
13:15 – Andrei Burton Stunt Show
14:00 – MAIN STAGE: Loose Crew
15:00 – Gran Fondo / Final Podium Presentations
16:15 – MAIN STAGE: Barrule Trio
17:15 – Cyclefest BBQ
18:00 – MAIN STAGE: Mec Lir
19:30 – Close

Countdown To Cyclefest

2016/05/12 09:00:00
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Battle of Sky Hill XC MTB

Isle of Man Cyclefest’s cross country mountain bike race will start and finish at Milntown Estate and boasts a leg-breaking ascent of nearby Sky Hill, site of the bloody battle between the Manx and the invading Vikings in 1079.

Competitors wind their way around the hill’s contours before descending through its challenging forest-lined single-track network before another lung-busting ascent over the heather-clad moorland. With hazards and obstacles at every turn, the Battle of Sky Hill will ensure a worthy victor pulls on the first of Cyclefest’s leader’s Yellow Jerseys!

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STORM THE TOWER HILL CLIMB POWERED BY ISLE OF MAN CREAMERY

Isle of Man Cyclefest’s unique take on the traditional British hill climb gives our budding cyclists the opportunity to race against the clock on the iconic TT Motorcycle Course. Held over 1.5 miles of this world-famous ribbon of tarmac, competitors will power themselves in lung-bursting fashion, out of Ramsey, and up past the Albert Tower, built to commemorate the visit of Prince Albert and Queen Victoria.

Finishing at 700ft above sea level, riders get to soak up the stunning view out over the sea to England and Scotland, but only once they’ve taken the chequered flag!

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ISLE OF MAN CYCLEFEST GRAN FONDO PRESENTED BY ISLE OF MAN BANK

Isle of Man Cyclefest will boast the Island’s first ever Gran Fondo – a continental style Sportive that promises to enhance the Isle of Man’s reputation as a leading cycling destination. Still very rare in the UK, yet hugely popular on the continent, cyclists from the British Isles would once have to travel large distances to experience a true Gran Fondo, so we are delighted to host one of what is only a handful of such events within easy reach of the cycling-mad British public.