The Gold Cup returns to Scarborough’s Oliver’s Mount circuit

Ben and Thomas Birchall will be in action at Oliver’s Mount Photo by Stuart Watson

Motorcycle racing has taken place at Oliver’s Mount since 1949 and it is the only ‘street circuit’ in England, offering racing fans a unique opportunity to get up close to the action. However, last year’s event had to be canceled as several paddock buildings were condemned, leaving the future of this historic track uncertain.

Organizers Oliver’s Mount Racing, working closely with Scarborough Borough Council, finally completed the demolition of all condemned buildings in the Paddock in August, just in time for racing to resume in September.

“The support from Scarborough Borough Council has been fantastic and their commitment to keeping Oliver’s Mount going is very reassuring,” said Andy Hayes, Race Director of Oliver’s Mount.

“The ACU, which governs the sport, have also provided invaluable support and this is greatly appreciated – it has really helped us cross the line. Oliver’s Mount has attracted many world-class motorcycle racers over the years, including Barry Sheene and Carl Fogarty, and this year’s line-up includes road racing man of the year Davey Todd and Isle of Man sidecar TT champions Ben and Tom Birchall. Practice and qualifying are scheduled for Friday, with two full days of racing throughout the weekend, including the showpiece Gold Cup race on Sunday.

On-site camping is available, with merchandise, food vendors and live entertainment in the marquee bar all on-site. Advance discount tickets cost £50 for the full three days; day tickets cost £15 for Friday, £25 for Saturday and £30 for Sunday, and are available at or by phone at 01723-333322.

Tickets will also be available for purchase at the circuit on the day.

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