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Pedal Car Race Circuit


This is heartbreaking news but UWE emailed today, with apologies, that they cannot let us use car park 25 for the race on Sunday after all. It is cancelled this year but we are looking for a home and a solution for 2016.

LATEST NEWS (18.09.15) - please check the NEWS page to read about the 2015 Reduced Race at UWE's Frenchay campus, with site plans and maps.

NEWS FLASH (29.03.14) - we applied to the council for a route which won't have some of the high intrinsic costs of our original plan - it's now mostly Harbourside with a street procession leading to it from City Hall and College Green.

A pedal-car race circuit must satisfy competitors and spectators. In closed city streets we need to remember the convenience of those who normally use the streets to access homes and workplaces.

Length of circuit: long enough to stretch the convoy of cars emerging from the starting grid but also short enough so that at any one position along the circuit there will always be some 'action' for the spectators. The circuit should include: a high-speed 'straight', tight bends, inclines both up and down to challenge racers and entertain spectators.

Welfare facilities: pits and a rest area where the race supervision is also headquartered.

The circuit should be sited where the city is naturally populated with visitors and is visually appealing. As an overnight event the location should be an hospitable 'safe' area. The road surface needs to be in good order and not cobbled, which rules out Queen Square and the roads nearby.

Where will it be? On Harbourside: along Hannover Quay, across the Lloyds Amphitheatre and around Millennium Square - past our Partner @-Bristol.

There are also hotels ranging from budget to 4-star just by the circuit, plus the Youth Hostel.