Chocks away at Ramsey Sprint

Motorcycles, mania and marriage(!) in Ramsey

Both classic and modern bikes have been snarling, spluttering and eventually speeding up in the north of the Island today.

From 10am on Thursday, competitors and fans gathered to watch the Ramsey Sprint - a drag race event held over a 1/8th mile strip on Mooragh Promenade.

Amatuer riders from across the world have been taking part.

Some try to break the lucrative 5.72 second record, others just seek to get over the finish line.

Earlier today, our reporter Ewan Gawne went up to Ramsey to get a flavour of the event.

He spoke to clerk of the course, Trevor Duckworth, but first Julia Diggins... Who is getting married:

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