The best value cycling event……EVER!
Just got back from a Donnington Park Cycle Night – went with my 10 year old son, a mate and his daughter.
Absolute hoot, several hundred riders – and one rollerblader – doing laps of the Donnington circuit. Every age from tots on stabilisers through to a group of more mature gentlemen in tweeds riding Raleigh Shoppers. Lots of MAMILS, lots of MTBers, riding everything from 0-10″ travel at either end.
And everyone having a great time just riding whatever bikes they had in whatever manner they liked. The best £1 entry fee I have ever spent!Posted 4 years ago
I can’t say riding round a flat piece of tarmac, regardless of how many other people seemed to be enjoying it, would appeal to me either.
Cue cries of ‘it’s all bikes’ and such nonsense. As per loddrik, I already ride my bike ta. T’others can please ’emselves
[/misery]Posted 4 years agotom13Member
People need to lighten up and stop putting a downer on things. Sounds class to ride an ace race circuit with some interesting people to talk to on the way round, not only this you can spend an evening with your child riding around with them in relative safety off the roads with friends so you can all enjoy it.
Whats not to like?Posted 4 years ago
Was indeed a laugh. Something different for an hour or so. Well worth a pound.
That roller blader was shifting a bit… 😯
Great to see all the kids on Islabikes wobbling around on one side of the track while the Team Sky clad domestiques zipped past in full drafting mode on the other.
Anyhow, see if you can spot yourself on takisawa’s one handed video masterpiece…
[video]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VxGb78xlzi0#[/video]Posted 4 years agopondoMember
Some mates of mine have just come back from a 24 hour race around the Nordschleife…
Already on my list for next year – was it good, did they say? Think Silverstone has one this weekend, too? I’ve got a wedding, so can’t make it – me and my brother tried very, very hard to work out a way to do both…Posted 4 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
Should have known that the inhabitants of these parts who can’t see beyond the end of their own noses would try and put a downer on what was meant to be a celebration of all inclusive cycling….
Recognised a few folk on that youtube clip but not me, thankfully! I notice the clip doesn’t include the dip and the climb though 😀Posted 4 years agoscandal42Subscriber
An excellent event that gives people the chance to see a real race circuit up close.
Riding your bike around the same corners as the great Barry Sheene, following in the racing line of Ayrton Senna, where he put in one of the finest performances in motor racing history and arguably the best 1st lap ever when overtaking 5 cars.
Say’s more about those who ridicule that they can’t see the goodness in such a decent event.Posted 4 years agobailsSubscriber
I think stuff like this is great for showing that we actually have a lot of people who like riding bikes (a classic argument against providing any decent cycling infrastructure is “but we’re not like the Dutch, no one wants to ride bikes here”). They’re not even going anywhere and they’ve had to pay (admittedly only a quid) but they still turned up.
They closed the ring road here a few weeks ago and there were loads (thousands) of people on bikes riding around it. Loads then put their bikes back in their cars and drove home. Try to ride it when it’s open to motor traffic and you’d do well to get in one lap before you were wiped out.Posted 4 years agoD0NKSubscriber
Sounds a good laugh, definitley consider something similar for when kids are older. Would quite like to have a go on the road bike around a closed well surfaced course. Do they do…erm….less mixed ability days? You couldn’t go hell for leather with all the family/pootlers out.Posted 4 years agozilog6128Subscriber
Would like to do Brands Hatch , that is really not flat!!
They do it every year (missed it for this year, was last month!) as a charity event put on by the local Lions club. I will probably do it next year, just to say I’ve done it, although I think it might get a bit dull after a couple of laps.Posted 4 years ago
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