Llandow (15 miles west of Cardiff
A small motor racing circuit about 0.9m in length. The course is an oval with one 'proper' chicane that can be bypassed and another chicane that generally gets ridden straight if the bunch is strung out. The course gets run either way - clockwise gives a fairly long straight with a slight uphill finish whilst anti-clockwise the finish is quite close to the final bend and usually the first one into the bend wins (I think they usually bypass the chicane on the final lap when running that way but could be wrong!). The course is exposed and there is almost always a nasty wind.Maindy
A 460m concrete velodrome that has some 'road races' run on it.
I'm riding in the Birmingham CC Circuit Races at the end of the month and the address is Birmingham Business Park
Solihull Parkway, Birmingham, B37 7YN. Looking on Google maps there doesn't appear to be a cycle circuit there, so can anyone tell me what the actual circuit is like? Is it on-road around the business park?!
Fowlmead - I've never been there but some of my clubmates ride both TTs and the occasional road race there. From what I hear it's dead flat and can be windy, with mostly sweeping bends. Built on the site of a former colliery, it's not just a cycle circuit, there are family-friendly activities in the country park. It's also about a million miles from anywhere, unless you happen to live in Deal or Sandwich.
I've just started road racing but can't seem to find any Cat 4 only races. Im based on Merseyside - can any help?? Will to travel 30-50miles.
Would have thought the Tameside circuit races might work - I'm considering giving those a go next season (they're done for the year now, think it's a Tuesday evening league but don't quote me on that), they do a 4s only and a 3/4s weekly. One of my clubmates rides in the 3/4s there every couple of weeks and doesn't seem to have any issues getting a ride. Apparently the 4s can be a bit crashy but the 3/4s is usually OK.
My club (Chorlton Velo) doesn't run races really so I guess I'll struggle to get on the proper road races... I also ride with Harry Middleton during the week and they put on one or two races a year (but they seem to be Pimbo circuit races, which looks like an even duller course than Tameside).