IOMTT: Cronk-y-Voddy with Tony Goldsmith

05/27/2014 @ 7:52 am, by Tony Goldsmith7 COMMENTS


After a delay of 48 hours due to adverse weather, practice for 2014 Isle of Man TT finally got under way in perfect conditions on Monday evening.

I decided to go the end of the Lambfell section where the riders crest a rise and wheelie onto the the Cronk-y-Voddy straight. I’m not sure of the speed they are doing at this point but it must be in the region of 140mph.

Standing on the hedge this is a relatively straight forward shot, despite the speed as you can see the bikes approaching and the camera can track them.

Sitting on the hedge to lower the angle, which is my preference, is more challenging as you don’t see the riders until the last minute. I ended up with more pictures in the bin than I would have liked, but that’s the challenge of photographing the TT.

I’m not sure what the weather has in store for us this evening so a decision on where to go will most likely be made at the last minute.











Photos: © 2014 Tony Goldsmith / TGF Photos – All Rights Reserved


  1. Jaegergeist says:

    True “Men of Steel”

  2. Typenschild Delete says:

    Whoa. So many smashed bugs on #5.

  3. Larry says:

    Nice shot of Micky D!

  4. L2C says:

    I have to make it there at least once.

    The usual excellence, Scott!

  5. Thanks, L2C, but this is the work of good friend Tony Goldsmith, a IoMTT veteran!

  6. L2C says:

    Oops! Didn’t meant to get the two of you confused. Appreciation all around!! :-)

  7. Dhawal says:

    The S1000RR picture is my new wallpaper.