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In a small valley in the rolling Lincolnshire Wolds, one of the UK’s oldest race circuits twists and turns its way through parkland and woodland for 2.2m. Starting life as a short chalk track for racing motorbikes in the 1930s, Cadwell Park is now firmly established as one of the most popular tracks for bikers in the country and more people attend the BSB round held here than any other on the calendar. For spectators who can get close to the action all the way round the circuit, the atmosphere is electric.
It’s easy to see why the spectators love it – the many direction changes, swooping curves and flowing sections in conjunction with the elevation changes make for some fabulous racing. Nothing beats the excitement of riding Cadwell yourself though and although quite narrow, the challenge of what is sometimes called a ‘mini Nurburgring’ is addictive. The Gooseneck is a testing off camber corkscrew with a rapidly descending exit, contrasted by the sharp incline of ‘The Mountain’. This awesome feature is arguably the most recognisable on any UK circuit, thanks to the ubiquitous pictures of bikes several feet in the air. No one is quite as exuberant over the Mountain as Josh Brookes and a No Limits trackday gives you the chance to at least try getting a wheelie photo in a similar style.
Although earmarked for potential improvement, the paddock area is somewhat limited, with no garages and no power supply. You’ll need a generator if you want to run tyre warmers.
Circuit length: 2.20m Full circuit
Petrol: On site or petrol station left out of entrance, 1.5m. Otherwise Louth, right out of entrance, 5m
Pit Garages: Not available
Noise Limit: 105 dB (unless otherwise stated)
Power: Limited (generator recommended)
Groups: 3 groups day / 2 groups evening session
Animals: Not allowed
Camping: Available, access the night before (camping charge may apply) only from March 1st to the 31st October
Start times: Day – 0730 sign on / 0830 briefing / 0900 tracktime commences Evening – 1600-1700 sign on, briefing 1700, tracktime commences 1730
General requirements: Full unrestricted UK licence or equivalent or ACU licence required
Full zip together leathers
Helmet with ACU gold standard
How to get there: If you are approaching from the south, the A153 can be accessed from the A1. Coming from the north or west, use the A1, M1 or M62, then take the M180 to Brigg, then the A1084 to Caistor.
The nearest stations to the circuit are Market Rasen and Lincoln.
Full DVLA licence or ACU Race licence required by MSV