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Friends of the TT Riders Association

Friends of the TTRA logoAre you a T.T. enthusiast, but have never ridden in the T.T.?

Join the "Friends of the T.T.R.A." today.

The Friends is an exclusive membership club for the real TT enthusiast. For more details on joining, please click on the Join the TTRA Friends link on the left menu.

See also: • FoTTRA News

What is the FoTTRA?

Start of 1921 Junior TT
Start of 1922 TT Race
Today the TT Riders Association is a strong, viable and well-established charity. It is an association of men and women who have started an IoM TT race, and now it is able to offer a unique privilege to friends who did not race in the TT. Friends are maybe those who made the race possible for a rider such as a sponsor, a mechanic, a marshal, official, a member of the riders family or even a TT enthusiast. The list is not exhaustive and could include manufacturers, ordinary motorcyclists and business people etc. who have an interest in motorcycle sport or the objects of the charity.

Membership of ‘The Friends of the TT Riders Association’ is offered as a lifetime recognition of their value to the TTRA, a TTRA member or the event itself.
[Read more on the Friends history...]

25th November 2023

Click on the following link to download the the agenda for the AGM: Here

Click on the following link to download the minutes of last years' FoTTRA and TTRA AGM: Here

Draft Accounts for the Friends of the TT Riders Association 2021

As you will notice, the accounts are laid out very differently this year. This is because the Isle of Man Charities Commission has now adopted only 2 recognised formats and the version our accountants are now using is the simplified one which, I am hoping, will be easier to understand.

Obviously, we have not been able to undertake our regular fund-raising events in the last year due to the lockdowns, but can I thank all of our members who contributed by donations, encouraging people to join, or contributed to our collection boxes around the island.

As you will see, we have made a loss this year, but if anyone has any questions about the accounts please do not hesitate to contact me either by email ([email protected]) or via phone on 01623 882231 or via text on 07732 416399. Thank you ever so much. The provisional accounts may be examined and downloaded by clicking here

Famous quotes

"The TT is the manifestation of every human emotion..of victory, of triumph, but sometimes of tragedy and pathos.

Here one learns some of the basic truths of human experience, of human struggle and rivalry, of exultancy and despondency.

Here one learns the incredible facts of human nature, of grit and ambition, of subtlety and cunning, of wisdom and folly, jealously, duplicity and all the flames of human passion.

It is here that one discovers men whose word is their bond, where character shines under disappointment and disillusionment.

Here one sees the lone hand earnestly pursuing the road to fame - the diehards too, seeking for honours still.

Here one sees the big business at work with all its might."

Gilbert Smith, MD of Norton circa 1935