The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is the greatest motorcycle road race in the world, the ultimate challenge for rider and machine. It has always called for a commitment far beyond any other racing event, and many have made the ultimate sacrifice in their quest for victory. TT3D Closer to the Edge is a story about freedom of choice, the strength of human spirit and the will to win. It’s also an examination of what motivates those rare few, this elite band of brothers who risk everything to win the race.
Motorcycle racing star, mechanic and engineering enthusiast Guy Martin – described as a cross between Steve McQueen and Fred Dibnah – enlists his best mate Mark “Mave” Davies to help him renovate a narrowboat, Reckless, using the best of British inventions from the Industrial Revolution.
Guy and Mave set about building their own versions of the innovations that made Britain great; from a blast furnace to allow them to smelt iron and make a kettle, to a steam engine to power his shower. And, as Reckless journeys along the canal ways, Guy tries his hand at a host of British crafts and inventions; including weaving silk using an early computer, blowing up the first gas-powered water heater, abseiling off the side of Derby Cathedral to clean its clock and conducting a “flush-off” at historic lavatory manufacturer Thomas Crapper & Sons.