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British Cycling boss praises Manx cycling

Island's events 'contribute to Manx professional success'

British Cycling's Director of Cycling says the iconic TT course had to feature in the British National Road Race Championships next month.

Jonny Clay says the chance for the best riders in Britain to ride the Mountain Course will be something to relish.

The road races will use the full course before multiple laps of a finishing circuit.

The time trials will be based at St. John's but will use the TT course from Kirk Michael to Ballacraine.

Mr Clay says the heritage of cycling on the Isle of Man has partly contributed to the high number of professional riders from these shores: 

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