Returning to the Isle of Man in May 2017Isle 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.

Friday 12th May 2017

10:00 Sure Schools Challenge, Market Square
12:00 Bike For Life, Ramsey Courthouse
18:00 The Big Ride with Rebecca House, Ramsey Courthouse

WHAT’S-ON WHEN

Organisers of Isle of Man Cyclefest presented by Isle of Man Bank 2017 are pleased to share with you this what’s-on guide to the festival at Milntown. In addition to the published list, Cyclefest’s food and drink village will be open throughout, serving breakfast, lunch, tea and supper. And for families, children’s activities will be available from early morning onwards. The Trafalgar at Milntown will serve drinks from lunchtime till late.

Saturday 13th May 2017

09:00 Gates Open
10:00 Storm the Tower Hill Climb powered by Isle of Man Creamery
10:00 Friends Provident International Street Velodrome opens
10:30 Titan the Robot
10:30 VILLAGE STAGE: Scran
11:30 POKERSTARS STAGE: Mec Lir
12:30 Titan the Robot
12:45 VILLAGE STAGE: Katy Hurt
13:00 Storm the Tower Hill Climb Podium Presentations
13:30 POKERSTARS STAGE: Laura Oakes
14:30 Titan the Robot
14:45 The Battle of Sky Hill Grand Départ
15:00 VILLAGE STAGE: Dan Bettridge
15:45 The Battle of Sky Hill Race Finish (live commentary)
16:00 POKERSTARS STAGE: Elephant Sessions
17:00 VILLAGE STAGE: Kizzy Crawford
17:15 The Battle of Sky Hill Podium Presentations
18:00 POKERSTARS STAGE: William the Conqueror
19:00 VILLAGE STAGE: Flats and Sharps
20:00 POKERSTARS STAGE: Davy Knowles
21:30 Lanterne Rouge – End
22:00 Broom Wagon – Gates Close

Sunday 14th May 2017

09:00 Gates Open
09:15 Yoga & Stretch
10:00 Gran Fondo presented by Isle of Man Bank Grand Départ
10:00 Medio Fondo presented by Isle of Man Bank Grand Départ
10:00 Piccolo Fondo presented by Isle of Man Bank Grand Départ
10:00 Friends Provident International Street Velodrome opens
10:00 VILLAGE STAGE: Danielle Lewis
10:45 Titan the Robot
11:00 VILLAGE STAGE: Dan Bettridge
12:00 POKERSTARS STAGE: Laura Oakes
13:00 Titan the Robot
13:15 VILLAGE STAGE: Katy Hurt
13:30 Gran Fondo Race Finish (live commentary)
14:00 POKERSTARS STAGE: William the Conqueror
15:00 Titan the Robot
15:15 VILLAGE STAGE: TRIP
16:00 Gran Fondo Podium Presentations
16:15 Championship Jersey Presentations
16:30 POKERSTARS STAGE: Elephant Sessions
17:30 VILLAGE STAGE: Flats and Sharps
18:30 POKERSTARS STAGE: Jamie Smith’s MABON
19:30 Lanterne Rouge – End
20:00 Broom Wagon – Gates Close

Countdown To Cyclefest 2017

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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!

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!

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.