Gallery: Lord of Lydden event on the hunt for future talent

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One of the oldest motorcycle racing events in the UK – The Lord of Lydden and Sidecar Burn Up, at Kent’s Lydden Hill circuit – returns this October 26 and 27 for an action-packed weekend of grassroots motorcycle racing.

The annual event ran at Lydden Hill every year from 1966 to 2009, before taking a break until it was revived in 2018.

The Sidecar Burn Up was won by multiple World Champion Tim Reeves and Mark Wilkes, while Danny Webb took the Lord of Lydden title on a Suzuki GSX-R1000.

The racing at Lord of Lydden is varied with superbikes, supertwins, MZs and a Junior Lord of Lydden for the stars of tomorrow.

The Junior competition features Fab Racing Mini GP70SP and GP50 machines, with riders as young as 8-years-old lapping the circuit at an average speed of 80mph.

Kids as young as eight will be riding

Six-time British Superbike Champion Shane 'Shakey' Byrne is among the previous Lords of Lydden and the organisers have now opened entries for this year’s event and are seeking riders in all classes.

If you fancy a chance at Lydden nobility e-mail them at or call on 01304 830557. If you just want to watch some great racing, early-bird spectator tickets are available now from

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