Maria Costello is the only female solo competitor at TT 2014
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Isle of Man TT: Meet the women who dare

The TT circuit consists of about 40 miles of public road, on which competitors can reach speeds of around 200 mph. Only a few women each year take on the challenge.

Maria Costello is the only female solo competitor at TT2014. The 40-year-old from Northampton says: "I've broken a few bones here. Road racing gives you the best feeling and the worst nerves in the world. I love it."

Hayley Jayne Capewell, 19, is one of the youngest ever female competitors: "People think I'm crazy when they hear what I do."

Racing for TT 2014 concludes with Senior Race Day, 6 June.