Saturday 27 June 2015

A Family Day Out at Castle Combe - Grand National

James is a huge fan of motorbikes, largely helped I am sure by the fact his grampy owns one and regularly lets him sit on it, help him wash it and do all the checks etc. He is adamant he wants his own bike when he is older (much to grampys delight I am sure!) but he has quite a few years before that can happen just yet! 

So when we heard there was a Grand National Motorcycle race meeting being held at Castle Combe racetrack just a short car journey away from us we knew James would love it! Saturday morning the sun was shining and of we headed to the Castle Combe circuit. Prices were really reasonable at £10 per adult for 1 day admission (or £15 if you visit on the Sunday), under 16's were free and parking was also free! 

There were lots of different types of motorbikes racing much to James delight including the classic bikes, F2 sidecars, solo classes and also parades of some of the bikes! We found a great place to sit right on a bend so the bikes were slowing down so that James could get a good look. Did you know Castle Combe is the only race track where you can walk the entire way around and still watch the race the entire time!

Food and drink was available on site and prices didn't seem to bad considering the event, however we took our own blanket and picnic to keep costs down and it meant we didnt really have to leave out spot all day, we did grab a couple of cold drinks though as it was so warm all day! 

Here are some more pictures from our day at Castle Combe - 

The Castle Combe Grand National motorcycle race meeting is spread over 2 days with each day packed with at least 20 races so it really is an action packed day out for all the family to enjoy, especially if you have a little motorbike fan like we do! There are races going on pretty much all day (or some kind on event happening) and if you want a little break from all the races there were several stalls selling various items including motorbike accessories, helmets and riding clothing etc as well as other items too.

If you own your own motorbike or car and love the thrill of racing but like to be in the drivers seat, check out Castle Combe for their range of events as they often have lots of different events for cars and bikes and some where you can get on track yourself! Just make sure your car or bike is in tip top shape before you hit the track, you could even book in for a free car check to make sure you are ready to go and keeping safe! 

You can find out more about the event and all of the other events held at Castle Combe rack track via their website here - www.castlecombecircuit.co.uk.


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