Isle of Wight TT: The Diamond Races

In October 2021 the Isle of Wight will play host to their first road race event as the Diamond Races heads to the south of the Island.

Diamond Races logo

The multi-million pound event is expected to attract 50,000 people as world-class motorcyclists compete in the first Isle of Wight TT.

The 12.4 mile circuit travels through the villages of Chale, Kingston, Shorwell and Brighstone, before hitting a five-mile stretch of the Military Road, where speeds of up to 200mph will be reached.

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Diamond Races issue Residents’ Information Booklet for homes closest to circuit

Steve Plater and James Hillier riding the Diamond Races circuit

"An exceptional event" hoping to attract 40,000 visitors, organisers of the Diamond Races release a Residents' Information Booklet for properties closest to the planned circuit

Monday, 12th October, 2020 7:45am

By Victoria Low with 7 readers' comments

Watch ‘simulated’ high speed ride around Isle of Wight TT Diamond Races circuit

rider on TT diamond races circuit

Diamond Races: Want to get an idea of what it’s like to zoom around the Isle of Wight TT course? Here's a video that simulates it

Wednesday, 9th September, 2020 8:28pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council say they DIDN’T ask Diamond Races to postpone meeting due to ‘recent spike in Covid-19 cases’ (Update)

Two motorcyclists riding along Military Road

Although the meeting was due to held out in the open air, organisers say the Isle of Wight council have asked them to postpone it for a couple of weeks

Tuesday, 8th September, 2020 3:46pm

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

Isle of Wight TT Diamond Races backed by business leaders says Chamber CEO

Steve Plater and James Hillier riding the Diamond Races circuit

The CEO of the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce says business leaders are backing the Isle of Wight TT Diamond Races and explains why

Friday, 28th August, 2020 4:25pm

By Joseph Keele-Toms with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council would ‘support a case for the installation of average speed cameras’

average speed cameras above a motorway

Sparked by discussions about the Isle of Wight TT Diamond Races event, the Isle of Wight Council has said it would support a case for the installation of average speed cameras

Monday, 24th August, 2020 5:29pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Letter: Diamond Races ‘an extreme threat to safety and well-being of residents, families, cyclists and walkers’

road view of sandy way shorwell

This readers believes the Isle of Wight TT - Diamond Races would be "an extreme threat to the safety and well being of the residents, and the many families, cyclists and walkers the Island has worked so hard to attract"

Monday, 24th August, 2020 1:09pm

By Lydia Fulleylove with 30 readers' comments

Isle of Wight TT: Chale councillors ‘not properly consulted’ about Diamond Races

Steve Plater and James Hillier riding the Diamond Races circuit

Chale Parish Council say they want an open meeting with organisers of the Isle of Wight TT/ Diamond Races and that more information needs to be forthcoming

Tuesday, 18th August, 2020 3:13pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 10 readers' comments

Letter: Isle of Wight Council and Police have much work to do addressing road safety implications of TT

police accident rain road by leehaywood

Naomi believes the Isle of Wight Council and Police have a lot of work to do ensuring the TT event does not lead to our 'killed and seriously injured' statistics rivaling those of the Isle of Man

Friday, 14th August, 2020 4:47pm

By Naomi Hyland with 5 readers' comments

Diamond Races / Isle of Wight TT: In-depth 23 min podcast with Gary Thompson (IOM TT) on the course, running the races and safety

Gary Thompson

Diamond Races / Isle of Wight TT: If you want to know the course, how races will be run and their safety, News OnTheWight’s in-depth 23 minute interview with Gary Thompson (Isle of Man TT Clerk of the Course) is a must-listen for you

Tuesday, 11th August, 2020 6:57pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Noise and speed issues on Military Road affect lives of residents and damage businesses, says Isle of Wight MP

bob seely westminster hall send debate

Bob Seely says he wants to know more about the road safety strategy and hear the reaction from parish councils and residents before reaching a view on the first Isle of Wight TT race to be held on the Island

Wednesday, 29th July, 2020 3:16pm

By Sally Perry with 29 readers' comments

WATCH: Isle of Wight TT ‘Diamond Races’ – Champions riding the full course

Steve Plater and James Hillier riding the course

The mighty Steve Plater and James Hillier take their machines of choice around the proposed Isle of Wight TT course, so you can see what the Diamond Races will be like

Wednesday, 29th July, 2020 12:33pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight TT: The Diamond Races are coming (Circuit map and photos) (updated)

Steve Plater and James Hillier riding the course

All the Isle of Wight TT details you want to know, that News OnTheWight learnt when meeting the team behind the new event, including the map of the course and 200mph+ down the Military Road!

Wednesday, 29th July, 2020 7:03am

By Sally Perry with 23 readers' comments