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Simon Patterson  says:

UK law change set to allow isle of Man-style road racing

A visit this afternoon to the headquarters of the Williams F1 team from Prime Minister David Cameron will be used to confirm that an amendment to the new Deregulation Bill will give local councils the ability to grant road closing orders for motorsports events. The government, who launched a consultation on the idea earlier this year, are expected to hand off...

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Aug 02

Posts: 1

swivel says:

road racing

Basingstoke ring road!

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Oct 11

Posts: 197

SundayRoast says:

Tour Routes

Race the routes used in this years Tour de France stages. The Yorkshire council paid for all of the routes to have new tarmac layed on the key areas and they have done it once so why not again only this time with real racing.

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Sep 09

Posts: 888

Rogerborg says:

Hah, nice idea

There's currently panicked re-tarmacing going on across Glasgow to make it look like less of a bombsite before the Commonwealth games.  If they can shut the place down for a bunch of pedalists, why not for racing that people might actually be interested in?

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Dec 02

Posts: 27

minivin says:

It's all about laws and regulations

We actually have the ability to close roads for private use, via the Traffic Regulatoin Order process (that many green laners will be aware of, when By-ways are closed to vehicles during the winter etc). The problem is that this TRO process does not have the ability to temporarily cancel the speed limit on the stretch of public highway that is closed. The whole point of this Bill, is that it gives the local councils who have the means to do TRO's, to also cancel the speed limit at the same time.

Now, what I would like to know, is why bicycle racing has been ignored over the years, when they have been blatantly breaking the speed limit in thirty limits etc while a road has a TRO in place.........

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Jul 14

Posts: 1

trellie says:

law change

FANTASTIC!!!...Saltburn Hill Climb will live again

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Dec 10

Posts: 15


That's brilliant news. just think a town or village or city even with roads repaired and maintained to race track standard just like at the NW200, every town should have a race...remember Birmingham City and the formula 3 racing back in the 70's...exciting

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Dec 09

Posts: 2491

supermario says:

Great news

Should have happened long ago. A272 from Haywayrds Heath to Winchester would be pretty cool. Not a lap but could still be done as a time trial. Loads of other great stuff over that way that could be made into a lap.

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Nov 07

Posts: 180

bird1050 says:


About time until they start the health and safety bollocks and spoil it

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Jan 10

Posts: 429

rlf3 says:


Step in the wrong direction.

Roads are for transport, racing should never take place on public roads.

This is just the government trying to curry favour on the cheap.


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Jan 14

Posts: 60

plumbgod says:

awesome idea

 In our group we do a run from minehead to lynmouth in north devon. This is a brilliant run and has open roads and a mountain pass of sorts, emulating that famous section of the tt. The views are amazing in good weather and the surfaces are in good shape having been resurfaced recently Look it up on an app or a map, if you can and are near it you really need to try it, time it right and there will be very little traffic over the porlock hill/exmoor section and some real fun can be had ;-)


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