Who make the best TT riders
Eligibility to ride the TT
- have a full or restricted motorcycle license
- ride a bike that is road legal
- understand and sign a disclaimer, acknowledging that this a non-profit event, there are hazards and you're riding totally at your own risk, according to the laws of the land
- pre-register through this web site by 31/1/2023
- pay an entry fee of $70 per bike (to cover the costs of the t-shirt, badges etc.)
Who make the best TT riders?
The best riders are those who can pace themselves and make a realistic assessment of their endurance capacity.
If you are a fan of riding through the night then your pace will be slower as there is no need to night-ride given the time at your disposal to complete the distance.
For many riders it is the pre-planning which appeals, sitting at your mapping programme for hours researching the most economic route to achieve maximum points.
Others take a more laissez-faire approach and see how they are going on the day before committing to a particular checkpoint.
In summary how you ride the TT2000, whether solo or grouping up periodically, is personal choice.
And therein lies the pull of an event like this.
Your choice of bike & how you ride
What about your choice of bike?
TT riders have acquitted themselves previously on GB500s, CB50s and trikes.
However, this is no scooter safari. The moral of the story is not what you ride but how you manage your pace and mental endurance.
It may sound a cliche but the TT pros appear to be those riders who have set themselves goals before setting out and seem to have the mental stamina to break up the challenge into hour-sized mini goals.
Plan your ride... and ride your plan.
In 2022 rookie TT2000 rider Stu Hunt published his account in the papers - check it out here
Read Racing Dave's Kiwi Rider article on the TT2000 2013
Read Peter Ryan's Bike Rider article on the TT2000 2013
Read TT2000 veteran rider Michael Green's Bike Rider article on how he prepares for the event